Dennistoun Community Council has previously held public meetings to discuss local bus services. Further information on the outcome, including a response from First Buses can be found via DCC news posts here and here.
More recently, Patrick Harvie MSP has written to DCC to inform us of the Better Buses campaign that is underway, which aims to take the most important bus-related issues and develop a plan for better buses that can be taken to parliament.
I am writing to you with information on a local campaign I am running to improve bus services in Glasgow.
With half of Glasgow’s households without access to a car I feel it is essential we get a better bus service in and around the city. I do not believe that the private companies running the buses nor the Scottish Government are doing enough to ensure quality services. Recent announcements from First about fare increases and reductions in service are evidence of that.
However I don’t believe we will see real improvements if the issue just keeps on being used as a political football. Instead, th epurpose of my campaign is to give passengers a stronger voice, and to encourage them to set the priorities for the bus service they want to see.
That’s why I’m urging passengers to become ‘Better Bus Inspectors’ and share their views. Buses should be affordable and accesssible, and shaped by people’s needs rather than company profits.
Click here for a full copy of the letter.
The campaign poster can be seen below.