Bus travel decline shows Scottish Government has failed to get people out of cars

Responding to a survey by Citizens Advice Scotland, which shows two thirds of Scots are dissatisfied with local bus services, Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP said:

“Declining bus usage is an extremely worrying trend. The Scottish Government has seen bus travel fall below 400 million journeys for the first time. They’ve completely failed to get people out of cars which is bad for both the environment and the health of our nation.

“Passengers have expressed frustrations with the frequency and reliability of services and the government must direct resources to resolve these issues if they want to make bus journeys more appealing.

“The results of the survey also highlight the importance of reliable bus services to those in rural areas. The government must recognise that in these areas sporadic services have an even more acute effect.”

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