Tweet from your seat to get better buses

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COMMUTERS and other passengers in Glasgow are being given the chance to improve the city’s bus services by tweeting their opinions.

Patrick Harvie, Green MSP for Glasgow, today (26 Mar) launched an interactive campaign for better buses.

Members of the public are invited to become Better Buses Inspectors by giving their views on a special website –  www.betterbuses.org – or via the Twitter account @betterbuses.

Users will be able to put their views across using Twitter

Mr Harvie said:”Half of Glasgow’s households don’t have access to a car so it’s essential we get a better bus service in and around the city. Motorists have loud and powerful lobby groups – I want to give a voice to Glasgow’s bus users.

“Neither the private companies running the buses nor the Scottish Government are inspecting the level of service, so I’m urging passengers to become Better Buses Inspectors and share their views. Buses should be affordable and accessible, and shaped by people’s needs rather than company profits.”

Mr Harvie and a team of volunteers have been visiting bus stations and stops around Glasgow to get passengers’ views. Many people have expressed frustration at the frequency, punctuality and condition of the buses. Poor weekend and evening services are also top concerns.

The comments received will inform the next stage of the Better Buses campaign which will seek action from the bus companies and the government.

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