1 April 2022
New Internationalist (p.6)
If we’re serious about tackling climate change, addressing inequality and creating thriving local economies then it’s vital we take back our buses. Since bus deregulation in 1986, we have been held to ransom in the UK by private operators. They have presided over a dramatic decline – cutting routes not considered ‘commercially viable’ and hiking up fares on those remaining. With the Get Glasgow Moving campaign (getglasgowmoving.org), I’m proud to be part of a growing movement demanding change. We want each region to be empowered to bring its buses back into public control and develop world-class, fully-integrated and affordable public transport that prioritises people and planet – not just bus company profits.