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Bus companies must be held to account

  My latest post on the buses from www.theglaswegian.co.uk   BUSES have been high profile recently, and it’s about time.   Just before the latest hike in fares, my own campaign for Better Buses in Glasgow was launched with the aim of giving passengers a stronger voice.    Half of Glasgow’s households don’t have access to a car so it’s… Continue reading…

Letter from FirstBus on 31 Bus

Letter from First about 31 Bus  There has been some discussion on Twitter about the 31 Bus to east Kibride.  I wrote to Ronnie Park of First last month expressing my concerns about that service and this is the response I received on the 31 bus.… Continue reading…

Buses will be a hot topic in council chambers today

Buses have become a hot topic for the council in the run up to the council elections. The chamber meets for the last time before the election today and buses are on the agenda. Continue reading…

Aberdeen desperate for a BetterBuses campaign

A few of our twitter correspondents have pointed out the dire state of the buses in Aberdeen and asked for a Better Buses campaign for the granite city.  Now Blogger AlbaMatters makes the case. In the blog AlbaMatters says ‘In Aberdeen First Bus have a virtual monopoly, not just on the bus routes, but in public transport provision in general.… Continue reading…

Glasgow City Council Debate the Buses

On Thursday, councillors at Glasgow City Council debated a motion put by Councillor Jonathan Findlay, who is also the Chairman of SPT.  There was plenty of political posturing and mud-slinging over whose fault the current situation is. During the debate Councillor Findlay admitted that the wording for his motion came  from the SNP 2003 manifesto. In fact the motion, which… Continue reading…

BetterBuses are working with Fixmytransport.com

We are now on Fixmytransport.com. BetterBuses has signed up to the site and will be adding comments to issues concerning bus transport in Glasgow. We’ll be encouraging Glasgow’s bus users to get in touch with us and record issues for our Big Plan for Better Buses and campaign. If you haven’t come across Fixmytransport.org before, it is a website you… Continue reading…

Better Buses Campaign welcomed as model of better democracy

Patrick Harvie MSP’s Better Buses campaign has been welcomed as an example of getting people involved in democracy. Gary Dunion wrote on the Blog Bright Green Scotland ‘What you have is not just a campaign platform – the ability to press for a change pre-determined by, in this case, an MSP – but a community decision-making platform. Through Better Buses,… Continue reading…

First Bus price rises to take effect on Sunday

The top subject so far on the Better Buses website and on Twitter is the price of travelling by bus in Glasgow. In the online survey so far, 82% of people disagree or strongly disagree with the statement that buses are value for money. Next week First are to put the bus fares up yet again, followed on 28th April… Continue reading…

Better Bus Campaign Launches

Today Patrick Harvie, Green MSP for Glasgow, launched an interactive campaign for better buses. Members of the public are invited to become Better Buses Inspectors by giving their views on a this website or via the Twitter account @betterbuses. Continue reading…

Better Buses website launch

The site is alive! All ready for the big day on Monday. If you spot any issues with the site please contact us and we’ll sort it for you.… Continue reading…