Motion ref. S6M-04496
Scottish Bus Week 2022
Submitted by: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party.
Date lodged: Friday, May 20, 2022
Supported by: Karen Adam, Jeremy Balfour, Colin Beattie, Ariane Burgess, Maggie Chapman, Katy Clark, Graeme Dey, Kenneth Gibson, Ross Greer, Bill Kidd, Gillian Mackay, Ruth Maguire, John Mason, Stuart McMillan, Emma Roddick, Paul Sweeney, David Torrance, Mercedes Villalba
That the Parliament welcomes Scottish Bus Week on 23 to 29 May 2022, delivered by Transform Scotland’s #lovemybus campaign team, in partnership with CPT Scotland, and with support from First Bus, Stagecoach, Borders Buses, West Coast Motors, and Paths for All; understands that Scottish Bus Week aims to highlight how buses can help improve citizens' health, tackle the climate emergency, build a fairer transport system, and improve access to opportunities and lifeline services; considers that buses can help reduce congestion, carbon emissions, air pollution, and inequalities across Scotland's communities, as well as make a significant contribution to the economy through investment in low and zero-emission buses and the provision of jobs through bus services and manufacturing; recognises what it sees as the positive impact that the launch of the Young Persons’ (Under 22s) Free Bus Travel scheme has had on encouraging bus patronage; commends everyone involved in delivering this year’s #ScottishBusWeek programme, and encourages everyone to get involved.