Analysis: Scotland's bus regulations have barely changed since Thatcher - is it not time for public ownership?
CommonSpace examines the data on the performance of Scotland’s deregulated bus regime, and finds a vicious circle of declining services, fewer passengers and higher fares. New Minister Michael Matheson has a chance to shake off Thatcher’s deregulation policy, but will he?
WEIRDLY, Scotland feels like the south of Spain. Enjoy it while it lasts. The permanent blue skies and humidity is an almost unblemished pleasure.
David Carr: Me and my bus pass - good, free public transport for all
CommonSpace columnist David Carr explores what public transport means to our lives - and how it could be made better
I HAVE a card in my wallet that gives me free bus travel all over Scotland. The result of legislation carried through parliament by the Scottish Socialist Party, it is available to people over 60 or with a disability.
I can’t use night buses - that’s past disableds’ bedtime - but at least it lets me take someone along with me, in case I wander off.
George Square bin lorry accident driver 'blacked out before' at wheel of bus, inquiry hears
Fatal Accident Inquiry hears that lorry driver had previously blacked out while working as a bus driver
THE investigation into a fatal accident which killed six people in Glasgow in December 2014 has heard testimony that bin lorry driver Harry Clarke had previously experienced a blackout when working as a bus driver with First Bus.