Herald coverage of campaign launch

We’re pleased to see that The Herald has covered the Bus Fair campaign launch:

“A SCOTLAND-WIDE smartcard for the entire transport network would help give travellers a fairer deal and tackle the decline in bus journeys, according to campaigners.

“The Bus Fair initiative also wants more priority bus lanes to be created to help speed up journeys and is urging the UK Government to provide tax relief on public transport season tickets.

“The campaign, by the sustainable transport body Transform Scotland, says it is “unfair” that commuters who travel to work by bus do not benefit from schemes such as tax incentives for workplace parking and the Cycle to Work scheme, which can reduce the cost of buying a bike.

“Buses support some 260,000 jobs across Scotland, according to research published by Transform Scotland, with those who commute to work this way contributing £2.3 billion a year to the economy.”

Read the full story at The Herald’s website.