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Hints of trouble ahead for FirstBus

we tweeted this article last week but am just getting round to putting it up on the website … An article in the Herald last week suggested First’s Bus Business is running into trouble in some parts of the UK.  This article is an excellent analysis of First’s obsession with costs over customer service and the Herald notes that ‘it… Continue reading…

The Results of the Better Buses Questionnaire are out

We have done the analysis of the Better Buses questionnaires, all 283 of them. A staggering 50% were dissatisfied with the service they receive from the buses. The results show the urgent need for leadership from the Scottish Government, working with Glasgow City Council and SPT, to ensure that the city’s bus services see dramatic improvement. Left to its own… Continue reading…

Everyone can join the campaign for a better bus system in Glasgow

Patrick Harvie MSP wants a better bus service for Glasgow. And he needs your help.   Everyone who uses the buses has the right to have their say about how to make buses better.   Motorists are supported by loud and powerful lobby groups – Patrick’s campaign will give a voice to bus users. Glasgow’s buses should be affordable, accessible… Continue reading…

Patrick Harvie MSP will make the voice of Glasgow bus users heard

Patrick Harvie MSP will make the voice of Glasgow bus users heard. With your help he's working on a big plan for better buses which will be put before the Scottish Parliament. Continue reading…

Send us your photos!

We’ll need some photos to illustrate the Big Plan for Better buses. So if you have any photos of buses: good buses, bad buses, waiting for buses, bus stops, full buses, empty buses, waterlogged people at a bus stop, buses that work, Lothian buses, buses on the continent….we want to hear from you. And if you have a wee person… Continue reading…

Bus free-for-all is not serving patients, staff or visitors to Southern General

On Monday 25th June Patrick met with Niall McGrogan, Head of Transport at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, and Mark McAllister, Community Liaison for the Southern General Hospital to discuss the problems that patients, staff and visitors experience when trying to get to the Southern General Hospital. The Southern General will, when complete, be the biggest hospital in Scotland and… Continue reading…

Government Accused of blocking Basic Bus Survey

Green Media Release  26 June 2012 The Scottish Government is under pressure to stop blocking a “basic first step” that would result in better bus services. Patrick Harvie, Green MSP for Glasgow, has received confirmation from Transport Minister Keith Brown that he is resisting calls for a survey of passenger satisfaction so bus companies’ performance can be compared. Mr Harvie… Continue reading…

Scotland wide Bus Survey would be affordable

Today Patrick received an email from Passenger Focus outlining the costs of the bus passenger survey  in England. The cost for the whole of England (outside London), to cover two thirds of bus passenger journeys was £250,000.  The costs in Scotland would be lower as they estimate that around 10,500 responses would be needed, half the number for England.  They… Continue reading…

'Disgruntled' responds to FirstBus chief letter

Better buses supporter ‘Disgruntled’ has written a response on our website to the letter from First Bus Chief Ronnie Park. Since it is so long and in depth we hrought it was worth putting into the news section too. Dear Better Buses Thank you for contacting First Bus on behalf of the disgruntled and disenfranchised bus users of Glasgow. You… Continue reading…

It's Question Time

We have compiled a list of Questions that you want answered about the buses.  The list has gone to SPT, Bus Passenger Platform, Passenger Focus and FirstBus   When they get back to us we will post the answers here so keep a look out!         Questions from BetterBuses users COMPLAINTS I sent a complaint in to… Continue reading…