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Notes of last meeting

Apologies for the late posting of these notes.

Committee expressed thanks to Peter Armstrong for establishing RELBUS and for work done to date.
Passenger Charter to be agreed at November Bus Forum, which it was, but now delayed due to small refinements and final final agreement.
Community Rail Partnership – Linda Ferguson, AcoRP producing a draft application. Harry Barker [...]

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Draft note of AGM and Relbus meeting 20 August 2013

Draft note of AGM and Relbus meeting 20 August 2013.
Full minute here:
Highlights of meeting post AGM:

Two  bids put forward to the Bus Investment Fund: one on the Haddington to Wallyford Park and Ride; and one for the post of a Bus Development Officer post.
ELC staffing issues – Cllr Veitch reported on staffing changes. He explained [...]

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Enhancing our town centres

Everyone agrees that the vitality of town centres needs to be protected. Bus Users UK has weighed in on the topic, recently enlivened by the community spirited Eric Pickles. The CEO of BUUK, Clare Walters, had this to say about it:
Car friendly policies alone could make matters worse. We should be promoting excellent public transport [...]

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We held our AGM last week, at which our chair, Barry Turner, summarised succinctly a fairly busy year behind us. Our minutes of meetings are published on this website, so feel free to swing by.
The highpoint of the meeting was a thoughtful and entertaining talk by public transport expert Barry Hutton, Chartered Town and Transport [...]

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An age old problem – can you spare a minute?

Free bus passes, aka the National Concessionary Travel Scheme, have certainly been a massive boon to older folk in Scotland since their introduction back in 2006, regardless of your political view. It it has been argued that the trouble with the scheme is its universality, but what is often overlooked is that the greatest value of [...]

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