On 5 June 2019, we organised a second big Protest for Publicly-owned Buses outside the Scottish Parliament, demanding that MSPs from the Rural Economy & Connectivity (REC) Committee back our two amendments at the second stage of the Transport Bill.
The first of these would allow everyone in Scotland to have an arms-length publicly-owned bus company like Edinburgh’s Lothian Buses. The second would allow every council in Scotland to run their own bus services directly.
On 12 June 2019, the REC Committee MSPs voted in favour of both these amendments. A massive win for the campaign!
Glasgow needs buses run for people not profit! Here's a great video by Unite Community Scotland celebrating our campaign win at The Scottish Parliament this week, with two amendments to the #TransportBill passed which will allow publicly-owned buses for everyone in Scotland. Stay tuned for the next stages of the campaign later in the year. Thanks to Unite Community Haud the Bus campaign for their support ? ? ?
Posted by Get Glasgow Moving on Friday, 14 June 2019
The Transport Bill goes into its final stage in October 2019. We’ll be campaigning to #ProtectThePowers and ensure that publicly-owned buses become a reality for everyone in Scotland.