I NEVER thought I would see the day when it cost almost a fiver to step on board a bus in Glasgow.
The recent fares increase means an adult has to fork out £4.50 for an all day ticket.
I have just read a holiday article about the city of Boston which states they have an excellent trolley and tube system called the T and is costs the equivalent of £1.20 to get around anywhere in the city.
Where did we go wrong?
Deregulation and the scramble for quick profits?
Transport in this city and country is an absolute disgrace.
NHS cuts anger
I NOTE with interest that Scotland's 22 Health Boards are planning to make cuts of £265million in their budgets.
And where are these cuts to be made?
Why, front-line services?
May I, respectfully, suggest to Nicola Sturgeon that she merge the 22 health boards into one and make hundreds of grossly overpaid "directors" redundant. Without golden handshakes.
The front-line service teams would then, I'm sure, willingly help to make the balance of savings required.
How wonderful to see so many hard-working people rewarded for their selfless acts of kindness.
The pictures and words on Wednesday's Community Champions event at Maryhill Burgh Halls make me wish I had been there.
However, having previously read about this event, it always astonishes me how people find the time to do all the things they do.
And many of the roles are taken on in addition to working, looking after families and suchlike.
It makes me feel humble and incredibly glad, that there are so many good people in Glasgow.
Well done to them and to the Evening Times for highlighting all their efforts.