Another snippet from the ET…
|Stricter bus controls could boost passengers|
THE number of people using Glasgow buses will increase if services are regulated, the city’s transport chief says.
His claim came after a survey by the RAC Foundation found bus usage outside London had plunged 13% over the past decade to leave just 19% of people regular users.
However, Alistair Watson, chairman of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, said: “Over a 10 year period, bus usage in London has gone up by almost 50%.
“A good way to reverse the decline in bus travel in Glasgow would be to introduce a regulation which would provide a more reliable service.
“Introducing regulation to the industry is, in my opinion, the key to increasing bus travel.”
The survey found the number of women drivers rose from under 50% to more than 60%. The RAC’s Elizabeth Dainton said getting people out of cars meant improving public transport.
Publication date 16/07/07