New alliance of bus operators in Glasgow to improve bus travel in the city

A new alliance of bus operators in Glasgow have unveiled a five-year plan to improve bus travel around the city.

The alliance, which includes: Stagecoach, First Bus, JMB Travel, McGill’s, Whitelaws and West Coast Motors, operators of Glasgow Citybus and Glasgow City Sightseeing have signed up to the pledge.

The Glas-Go Bus Alliance’s manifesto outlines a plan they say will deliver more “sustainable, reliable and customer-focused bus travel” for passengers.

The companies have committed to invest in greener vehicles as well as taking steps to link-up Glasgow’s bus routes with other forms of public transport in the city, reports the Glasgow Times.

Fiona Doherty, the managing director of Stagecoach and chair of the alliance, said: “No one organisation has all the solutions, so if buses are truly to be successful and provide what customers need, then they need greater support from stakeholders, particularly with critical matters such as tackling congestion which undermines the delivery of reliable services, results in inefficient running and adds to the cost of travel.”

It is also anticipated that demand for bus travel will rise after the introduction of free bus travel for people under the age of 22 early next year.

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