Friday, July 31, 2015

Privatization not serving the public well in Scotland #publictransit

Daily Record: "The latest figures show that there are 425 million bus journeys and 86 million rail journeys each year in Scotland, demonstrating why public transport is such an important issue to people.

...Public services cannot be dictated by the amount of dividend that goes into the bank account of the company shareholders.

Margaret Thatcher sold off our bus services to be run by private companies in the 1980s. Thirty years later it’s time for Scotland’s politicians to re-regulate our bus services and hand them over to local control."