6 Feb 2015

It’s not fare

Affordable, frequent and reliable bus services are vital to my constituents in Linwood, Johnstone and elsewhere in Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire. What isn't fair is that they have been hit with another increase in fares as oil prices drop. Bus passengers have to pay the price for the SNP Government’s inaction on buses. The Labour Party wants to see bus services regulated and I have tabled a motion in the Scottish Parliament calling for the Scottish Government to protect both fare paying passengers and concessionary card travel users. I have also written to the Minister demanding action. It’s not good enough for the SNP Transport Minister to bury his head in the sand.