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Saturday, December 16, 2006

Bring back our buses

As a regular user of public transport I know how invaluable getting a bus can be. I'm lucky in that I live on a main route into the city centre where buses are almost ten a penny. I've lodged this motion in the parliament to try and highlight some of the local campaigns to maintain or resurrect bus routes.

S2M-5327 Colin Fox (Lothians) (SSP) : Bring Back Our Buses Campaign— That the Parliament notes that several vital community bus services in the Edinburgh area have been cut or made virtually unaffordable through fare increases over the last year; applauds the efforts of the South Queensferry Bus Users’ Group in campaigning for affordable fares and of the “Bring Back our Buses” campaign in calling for the retention of frequent services on the 13, 18, 38 routes and the reinstatement of full services on the 67, 20 and 60 routes, which are much used by OAPs and other vulnerable members of excluded communities in Blackhall, Ratho, Dumbiedykes, Wester Hailes and Pilton, and believes that local authorities should be allowed to regulate bus routes and timetables to ensure that marginalised communities are able to access services and amenities.

Lodged on 14 December 2006; current

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