Don’t miss the bus on public transport survey
Buddies are being asked their opinions to help shape the future of bus operations.
Transport bosses have l aunched two public consultations which are local bus services and the future of smart ticketing.
Minister for Transport, Humza Yousaf, said: “These two important consultations offer a great opportunity for the public and key stakeholders to have their say on the future of bus services and smart ticketing in Scotland.
“Buses provide an essential service to millions of Scots however declining passenger numbers pose a serious challenge to the industry.
“The proposals in this consultation set out a viable and flexible range of options to help local authorities improve bus services, working in partnership with bus operators.
“As we continue to make progress with a Scotlandwide integrated smart ticketing and payment service, that can be used across all modes, it is important we gather views from transport operators, public bodies and users.”
The consultations are open to the public now and will run for 12 weeks until December 5.
Gavin Booth, director of Bus Users Scotland, added: “Bus travel is an essential ingredient in Scottish life and Bus Users Scotland is pleased to see that the views of bus passengers are being sought on the elements of the new Transport Bill that directly affect them, including smart ticketing and powers that could give local authorities greater control over bus services in their areas.”
For more information visit https:// consult. scotland. gov.uk/transport-scotland/ improving-bus-services