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Limmy's bus trip to Yoker

Limmy loves the buses too – here a classic adventure to the mythical Yoker is shortlived.  ‘It wasn’t like this in the old corporation days’  … Continue reading…

Rab C Nesbit revealed as bus campaigner

A contributer to the ‘have your say’ section has raised our attention to that fact that Rab C Nesbit is a longtime bus traveller and campaigner. ‘Campaigner’ might be too strong a word, but he took the opportunity, during hostage negociations for Richard E. Grant (Minister for Work) to to ask for an improved 34 bus service between Govan and… Continue reading…

Patrick asks MSPs to listen to the passengers

In a debate in the Scottish Parliament on 19 April, Patrick Harvie called for passenger views to be heard.   During the debate on bus services, an amendment by Patrick was debated that asked for more power to passengers. Patrick read out many of the views posted to the website in support of his argument that the buses are not… Continue reading…

Bus debate in Parliament

Here is the press release that Patrick put out following the bus debate. BUS DEBATE: PASSENGERS FORGOTTEN BY BIG PARTIES   Speaking in today’s debate in the Scottish Parliament on buses, Green MSP Patrick Harvie accused the government and other opposition parties of failing to listen to passengers.   Mr Harvie used his tablet device to show MSPs in the… Continue reading…

Parliament to debate buses

This morning (Thursday) there will be a debate in the Scottish Parliament about buses.   Patrick’s amendment calls for more of a voice for bus users in deciding and designing bus services, and calls on the government to provide adequate funding for bus servies and to bring forward legislation to regulate bus services. The motion also calls for Passenger Focus,  … Continue reading…

Better Buses on BBC

Patrick was interviewed as part of an item on the Sunday Politics Show on 15th April.  See a clip from the programme here where Patrick emphasises the importance of bus users gaining a greater voice.  The full debate can be seen on iplayer – the chat starts around 33 minutes into the programme.… Continue reading…

Sneak preview of the survey results

There has been a great response to our calls for bus users to give us their views. One of the ways we are seeking views is through a questionnaire that is on line and which we are also delivering face to face at bus stops around Glasgow. If you haven’t completed it yet, you can do so here. I thought… Continue reading…

Call for views as Patrick meets FirstBus chief

On Monday Patrick will be meeting with Ronnie Park, FirstBus Managing Director in Glasgow.   He will be taking views submitted to the webiste and via twitter so far and is looking for any further messages that bus users would like to give to First.   How will the planned changes to First’s services affect you?   How do you… Continue reading…

Latest on FirstGlasgow’s reduction in services.

First Glasgow has updated their plans for service cuts on their website. The original letter was received by Patrick Harvie from the company in Late February and posted on his website. The most recent update posted on the FirstGlasgow website has some additional changes, not mentioned in the February letter. These changes may not have been given the statutory 56… Continue reading…

Passenger Survey Reveals Top Concerns

A preliminary look at the data from our survey of bus users in Glasgow reveals more than 90 per cent don’t feel involved when changes are made to their service. This finding comes just as First Group hiked fares last week by a massive 50 per cent for child all day tickets and 28 per cent for singles. Later this… Continue reading…