Presentation at the Scottish Parliament

On Thursday 19 January 2017, we supported Unite Community’s Haud the Bus campaign presenting their petition on Regulation of Bus Services to the Scottish Parliament.   David Eyre of Unite and Ian Taylor co-author of Building a World-Class Bus System for Britain presented compelling evidence to the Public Petitions Committee.

Press Release: 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,…

Public Meeting to launch campaign

On 15 September 2016 we held a public meeting at Renfield St. Stephen’s to launch the campaign. Attended by over one hundred people, a panel of local activists presented the many problems with Glasgow’s public transport, before discussing potential solutions with members of the audience. The event was chaired by one of the Get Glasgow…