Well used public transport networks based on traditional diesel buses will use less fuel per passenger than a private vehicle. This is obvious. But did you know that they are generally safer? And use less road space? But what if the network is not so well used, they all come at once or the services patchy? Sound familiar?
With the recent announcement that Firstbus is to withdraw from and reduce services in East Lothian comes an opportunity to reconstruct a service more focused on the needs of the communities they serve. In the weeks and months ahead Rural East Lothian Bus Users (aka Relbus) will be campaigning for Better Rural Buses. Join the campaign for Better Rural Buses, it is free.
When speaking to local politicians remind them that we need better and more reliable services, not just the same old same old. We want quieter and greener buses, cleaner ones and perhaps smaller ones, better suited to small rural towns and villages. Even if you don’t use the bus or use it irregularly, lend us your support and Like Better Rural Buses on Facebook.