Withdrawal of Student Day Tickets by McGill’s Buses
- Submitted by: Ross Greer, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party.
- Date lodged: Monday, 22 January 2018
- Motion reference: S5M-10017
That the Parliament notes with concern the withdrawal by McGill’s buses of student day tickets as part of a number of changes to fares brought in on 22 January 2018; understands that this means that many students who use day tickets will have to pay 50% more for a full adult price; believes that good and affordable bus services are a key lifeline to many students, particularly in communities such as Renfrew, which have no rail links; understands that high transport costs are often a major contributing factor to students being unable to continue their studies; endorses the reported campaign by the area's Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament to reverse these changes, and calls on McGill’s to reinstate the student day ticket.
Tom Arthur, Neil Bibby, Mary Fee, Neil Findlay, John Finnie, Iain Gray, Monica Lennon, Mark Ruskell