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Better Buses Campaign

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Email your MSP for better buses!

Better BusesBus services in Scotland are not good enough. There has been a failure in the market forces which have dominated the bus industry since de-regulation in 1986. It's time for a fairer deal on buses.

Thatís why Charlie Gordon MSP Scottish Labour Transport Spokesperson, has lodged his proposal for the Regulation of Bus Services (Scotland) Bill. The Bill will make it easier for local councils to step in and regulate services by putting franchises for local bus services out to tender. UNISON Scotland's Disabled Members Committee is supporting the Bill.

The Bill will also extend free bus travel to people on the lower rate of Disability Living Allowance, as well as allowing community transport to accept free bus passes. Around £300 million of public money in Scotland goes to support bus services. We are all entitled to a better say on bus services and standards. Regulation will give us that say.

Charlie needs your help in gaining support for his Bill in the Scottish Parliament. To make the Bill go forward, he needs the support of 18 MSPs from two of the other major parties at Holyrood.

You can do two things to help:-

1. Please sign the petition at www.scottishlabour.org.uk/bus and get your friends to as well.

2. Take a few moments to contact your local AND regional MSPs and urge them to support the Bill.

You can send a message to all your MSPs at the following link: http://www.writetothem.com urging them to support the Regulation of Bus Services (Scotland) Bill.

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