Commenting on the passage of the Transport Bill, Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP said:
“The SNP have passed up opportunity after opportunity to build a truly radical and forward looking bill.
“The Transport Bill was supposed to profoundly reshape Scotland’s transport system. Instead it will be overshadowed by an SNP-Green attempt to plunder driver’s pockets.
“There are things to welcome here, such as measures to allow local authorities to establish their own bus companies and low emissions zones and to tackle pavement parking so it’s a shame that parliament was forced into voting on a bad law, designed to facilitate the Government’s budget deal with the Greens. That was a step too far for the Liberal Democrats.”