Consultation Response: The Future of Smart Ticketing in Scotland

In autumn / winter 2017, Transport Scotland (the Scottish Government’s national transport agency), ran four consultations relating to our campaign and offering opportunities for improving the dire state of Glasgow’s public transport. Get Glasgow Moving responded to them all, each time stating the importance of solving these issues in parallel and not in isolation. We…

Consultation Response: Building Scotland’s Low Emission Zones

In autumn / winter 2017, Transport Scotland (the Scottish Government’s national transport agency), ran four consultations relating to our campaign and offering opportunities for improving the dire state of Glasgow’s public transport. Get Glasgow Moving responded to them all, each time stating the importance of solving these issues in parallel and not in isolation. We…

Campaigners tell SPT to Get Glasgow Moving

Campaigners are to lobby councillors at Strathclyde Partnership for Transport demanding affordable, joined-up public transport in Glasgow. And the Get Glasgow Moving campaign is also taking the issue to Holyrood, backing a Scottish Parliament petition to bring bus services across Scotland back under public regulation. Get Glasgow Moving was launched in September at a packed…

The Problems

Rip-off Buses Glasgow is being held to ransom by private bus companies. 45% of their income comes from public subsidies, yet they continue to cut vital services and hike up fares. While profits go to shareholders, the average age of a bus in Glasgow is over 10 years, belching out poisonous diesel fumes onto the…

The Way Forward

Public Transport in Public Hands Set up a publicly-owned bus company for Glasgow (like Lothian Buses) and start taking over bus routes one-by-one. Use profits from busy routes to reinstate essential bus services axed by First & Stagecoach and re-invest in a publicly-owned fleet of low emission buses to clean up our streets. One City,…