OPINION - We must have our say on bus revamp

THEY never make the headlines like a new motorway, railway service or air route.

Loading Comments

Lowly buses are often ignored by Scotland's politicians.

After all, MSPs and councillors prefer posing in hard hats at the opening of new roads to spending hours at meetings about the future of the No. 61.

But buses, the workhorses of public transport, carry more of us around than anything else.

So today's news that First Glasgow – the city's biggest operator – is to revamp its entire network could not be more important.

Bus firms, like the rest of us, have struggled through the recession. Times are hard.

First is trying to find a way to make its substantial network work – and pay – better.

Their main aim is to make the system simpler. Many Glaswegians will welcome that.

But some people may lose out.

First says it wants to know what we, the fare-paying passengers think about its proposals.

Anyone affected by this revamp should make sure they take First up on this offer.

The company's bosses are saying they are ready to tweak their plans, provided they're given good reasons to do so. Fair enough.

Make sure you have your own say... because you can't count on anyone else to make your point.

Local government

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.


Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email news@eveningtimes.co.uk
A weekly round up of social highlights

A weekly round up of social highlights

Cat's Eyes on Glasgow

When a dog is not a dog. I go vegan in the city.




Gail’s Gab

Gail’s Gab

Gail Sheridan is a mother-of-one and wife to Tommy and she likes to get political with the hot topic of the week in her column Gail’s Gab.

Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Sussed in the City

why I wanted to be She-Ra Princess of Power or Morten Harket from A-Ha

Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You couldn’t make up half the stuff that happens to PA Janice Bell- some of the jams she gets herself into are worth a story or two.