Have your say on the city’s buses

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BUS users across the city are be­ing en­cour­aged to take part in a new sur­vey and have their say on the ser­vice they re­ceive.

The sur­vey — Your Bus Your Say — has been launched by the Scot­tish Govern­ment and Ci­ti­zens Ad­vice Scot­land ahead of the i ntro­duc­tion of the Trans­port Bill next year.

Dundee City Coun­cil has t hrown its weight be­hind the sur­vey to find out what peo­ple re­ally think of the coun­try’s bus ser­vice.

Mark Flynn, de­pute con­vener of the coun­cil’s city de­vel­op­ment com­mit­tee, said: “Pub­lic trans­port is an emo­tive and im­por­tant is­sue, par tic­u­larly i n Dundee where al­most 45% of house­holds don’t have ac­cess to a car.

“More than half of Dun­do­nians have been on a bus in the last month but in the past we have found that their voices are sim­ply not be­ing heard by the de­ci­sion-mak­ers.

“That’s why we are not only en­cour­ag­ing as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble to take part in the sur­vey but we are also of­fer­ing prac­ti­cal help to com­plete it.”

Lucy Man­son, com­mu­nity ac­tion man­ager at Ci­ti­zens Ad­vice Scot­land, said: “The ul­ti­mate aim of the cam­paign is to get bet­ter buses for Scots.

“We’d like peo­ple to tell us how sat­is­fied t hey are with t heir cur­rent pro­vi­sion — do you want more routes, bet­ter timeta­bles in­for­ma­tion, or some­thing else?”

To com­plete the sur­vey, go on­line to cas.org.uk/ bet­ter­buses. The clos­ing date is Oc­to­ber 22.

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