What is your view on bus ser­vices?

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Res­i­dents in Castlemilk, To­ry­glen, King’s Park and Croft­foot are be­ing asked for their views on the level of bus pro­vi­sion in their ar­eas.

Glas­gow City Coun­cil have launched a con­sul­ta­tion on the is­sue.

Its aim is to pro­vide an in­di­ca­tion of the ar­eas where a lack of ac­cess to pub­lic trans­port is af­fect­ing peo­ple’s abil­ity to ac­cess em­ploy­ment, ed­u­ca­tion, so­cial or other ac­tiv­i­ties.

Bus ser­vices in Glas­gow are pro­vided by com­mer­cial com­pa­nies as part of a dereg­u­lated mar­ket set up fol­low­ing im­ple­men­ta­tion of the Trans­port Act 1985.

In many cases this means if a ser­vice is not com­mer­cially vi­able the bus op­er­a­tor will no longer op­er­ate it.

As a re­sult, gaps in the avail­abil­ity of bus ser­vices can oc­cur.

The coun­cil is car­ry­ing out the con­sul­ta­tion to as­sess the gaps in Glas­gow’s bus net­work and pro­vide an in­di­ca­tion of any ar­eas where a lack of ac­cess to pub­lic trans­port is hav­ing an ef­fect on peo­ple’s lives.

An on­line con­sul­ta­tion hub has been set up to pro­vide a fo­rum for peo­ple to have their say on how the avail­abil­ity or oth­er­wise of lo­cal bus ser­vices in the area af­fects their day-to-day lives.

It can be found on the coun­cil’s web­site at www. glas­gow.gov.uk/ con­sul­ta­tions and will re­main open un­til May 1, 2016.

In ad­di­tion to the on­line ques­tion­naire, a se­ries of pub­lic drop-in events will take place across the city, in­clud­ing one in Castlemilk Li­brary on April 14, be­tween 3-7pm.

On the buses Ques­tion­naire

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