Pub­lic are en­cour­aged to have their say on buses

Perthshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE -

Mem­bers of the pub­lic are be­ing in­vited to have their say on two pub­lic con­sul­ta­tions on the fu­ture of bus ser­vices across Scot­land.

Trans­port Scot­land is hold­ing a num­ber of events and want feed­back on bus ser­vices and smart tick­et­ing.

The two con­sul­ta­tions will run un­til Tues­day, De­cem­ber 5.

Now, Roseanna Cun­ning­ham, MSP for Perthshire South and Kin­ross-shire, is en­cour­ag­ing her con­stituents to get in­volved in the con­sul­ta­tions.

She said:“Trans­port Scot­land have to­day launched two new con­sul­ta­tions of­fer­ing the pub­lic and stake­hold­ers in Perthshire South and Kin­ross-shire an im­por­tant op­por­tu­nity to have their say on how best to im­prove Scot­land’s bus ser­vices.

“In or­der to de­velop an ef­fec­tive, joined up, Scot­land-wide smart tick­et­ing and pay­ment ser­vice, it is im­por­tant that as many trans­port op­er­a­tors, pub­lic bod­ies and users as pos­si­ble are con­sulted.

“As a fre­quent bus user my­self, I want to see as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble shar­ing their views to help make Scot­land’s bus ser­vices the best they can be.

“While not about in­di­vid­ual lo­cal bus ser­vices, these par­al­lel con­sul­ta­tions into the fu­ture of the frame­work within lo­cal bus ser­vices should op­er­ate and the de­vel­op­ment of more ef­fi­cient tick­et­ing sys­tems are a great op­por­tu­nity to in­flu­ence the way in which pub­lic trans­port in this coun­try is taken for­ward on years to come.

“As well as those an­nounced to­day, there are three other con­sul­ta­tions al­ready on­go­ing - into road­works, con­ces­sion­ary travel and low emis­sion zones in which those with an in­ter­est in pub­lic trans­port might con­sider par­tic­i­pat­ing.”

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