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Transport group urged to get city moving

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CAMPAIGNER­S gathered outside the headquarte­rs of SPT to demand improved public transport across the city.

They are calling on the transport authority to back a call for bus services to be re-regulated to avoid routes being cut and fares rising.

Activists insist the people of the city are fed up with what they describe as a transport mess and are demanding action in 2017.

The Get Glasgow Moving campaign plans to take their fight for change to Holyrood which is to discuss the issue of taking control of bus services from private companies.

Campaigner­s are also demanding SPT throws its weight behind the union Unite’s Haud the Bus campaign for de-regulation. And they are calling for a scheme in Glasgow similar to the Oyster Card operated by Transport for London which allows passengers to switch between buses, tubes and trains.

Recently, SPT chairman Jonathan Findlay wrote all Scotland’s MSPs asking them to take action now to reverse the decline in the bus industry.

 ??  ?? Robert Scott, Ellie Harrison, Jamie Caldwell, Johanna MacLeod, Ken Windsor, Neil McPherson and Aswad Choudhry outside the SPT office Picture: Robert Perry
Robert Scott, Ellie Harrison, Jamie Caldwell, Johanna MacLeod, Ken Windsor, Neil McPherson and Aswad Choudhry outside the SPT office Picture: Robert Perry

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