Opposition parties criticise ‘piecemeal’ Transport Bill for lack of radicalism in parliament debate
While the Scottish Government’s Transport Bill passed at Stage 1, MSPs were dismayed by what many perceived as a lack of ambition
- The Scottish Government’s Transport Bill has passed at Stage 1
- Transport secretary Michael Matheson expresses his openness to the possibility of introducing and expanding publicly-owned bus services
- Green MSP John Finnie describes criticism of the workplace parking levy as “rank hypocrisy”
Analysis: The workplace parking levy is well meaning - but is it well thought through?
CommonSpace editor Ben Wray takes a look at the Workplace Parking Levy, a rushed policy supposed to be about fairness and sustainability but which could anger low-income earners
THE Scottish right-wing press think they have found an issue which they can really hurt the SNP with.
The Daily Mail is running daily front pages on the workplace car levy, claiming that “the great car park tax revolt” is underway.
Petition launched for ‘People’s ScotRail’ as prices set to rise as service quality declines
Kids Go Free Scheme also set to be scrapped
THE head of the TSSA railways union has said “passengers deserve better than higher prices for worse services”, as it launches a petition for public ownership of ScotRail.
The petition was created as it was announced that rail prices are set to rise with the RPI rate of inflation of 3.1 per cent in the new year, despite what the union calls “the worst year of service to Scotland’s rail passengers in ScotRail’s privatised history”.
‘Radical’ plans to reform Glasgow's transport system unveiled
The Glasgow Connectivity Commission aims to reverse the impact of low bus usage of low-income passengers and prioritise “people-friendly” public spaces
THE GLASGOW CONNECTIVITY COMMISSION today [29 November] published the first of two reports, detailing its proposals to reform the city’s much-needed transport sector and address the needs of the many Glaswegians overlooked by its current transport options.
Scottish Greens back ‘long-term’ aim of free public transport at party conference
John Finnie MSP: “The aim of fare-free public transport is about fairness and reducing inequalities”
MEMBERS of the Scottish Greens have backed a motion at their party conference supporting free public transport as a long-term ambition.