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What happened to Passenger View Scotland?

This little known body, run by Transport Scotland wound up business in March 2013 – read also abolished. PVS with its catchy strapline “bridging the gap”, was a committee of the great and the good advising Scottish Ministers about passenger perspectives on public transport. Its record on the face of it seems somewhat unexceptional, however [...]

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RELBUS ANNUAL REPORT Highlights of 2012-2013

Statement from the chair
It has been a year since I took up the role of RELBUS  chair in the aftermath of the devastating  service cuts made by First.  These cuts clearly demonstrated  that  the current legal framework for the operation of bus services does not always work in the best interests of the passengers.  In [...]

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Getting your bus stop fixed

If you’ve noticed something wrong at your local bus stop, or anywhere else for that matter, you might be wondering how to report it.
Responsibility for bus shelters and bus stop maintenance varies from region to region. Some councils contract the work out to private firms, and in other places the bus stops are the responsibility [...]

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New Firstbus Timetables

I got an email yesterday complaining that Firstbus timetables had changed suddenly. Passengers were not given any forewarning it seems, and neither had Relbus. While there were rumours that changes were afoot, we assumed that we’d find out through the usual channels.
It turns out the usual channels means “a disgruntled passenger” complaint letter.
It [...]

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Next Relbus Meeting Agenda

RELBUS MEETING
May 8th 2013, 7pm in the Town House, Haddington.
AGENDA
1. Apologies
2. Minutes of last meeting ( 21st February 2013)
3. Matters arising
4. Passenger Charter – establishment of short-life working group
5. Issues from Bus Forum, including Bus Investment Fund
6. Iain Gray’s Bill – consultation
7. Community Bus Partnerships – Morag Haddow
8. Current bus issues
9. ELC staffing issues
10. Any [...]

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