Analysis: The workplace parking levy is well meaning - but is it well thought through?
CommonSpace editor Ben Wray takes a look at the Workplace Parking Levy, a rushed policy supposed to be about fairness and sustainability but which could anger low-income earners
THE Scottish right-wing press think they have found an issue which they can really hurt the SNP with.
The Daily Mail is running daily front pages on the workplace car levy, claiming that “the great car park tax revolt” is underway.
Scottish Greens back ‘long-term’ aim of free public transport at party conference
John Finnie MSP: “The aim of fare-free public transport is about fairness and reducing inequalities”
MEMBERS of the Scottish Greens have backed a motion at their party conference supporting free public transport as a long-term ambition.
Campaigners demand publicly owned buses after petition gathers 10,000 signatures
Call for Edinburgh-style public ownership of public transport gathers cross-party support
CAMPAIGNERS today [3 October] rallied outside of the Scottish Parliament in support of the public ownership of buses as the Transport Bill was discussed by MSPs.
Proposals to transform Edinburgh's local transport system could make it 'among the greatest cities in Europe', environmentalists say
Plans to prioritise walking and cycling could put Edinburgh “amongst the greatest cities in Europe,” say Friends of the Earth Scotland
PROPOSALS under consideration to radically transform the transport system of Edinburgh have been welcomed by environmentalists and the Scottish Greens.
Analysis: Scotland's bus regulations have barely changed since Thatcher - is it not time for public ownership?
CommonSpace examines the data on the performance of Scotland’s deregulated bus regime, and finds a vicious circle of declining services, fewer passengers and higher fares. New Minister Michael Matheson has a chance to shake off Thatcher’s deregulation policy, but will he?
WEIRDLY, Scotland feels like the south of Spain. Enjoy it while it lasts. The permanent blue skies and humidity is an almost unblemished pleasure.
Majority of Scots back public ownership of bus services, new poll finds
73 per cent of SNP voters in favour, compared to 9 per cent against
58 PER CENT of Scots believe bus services should be run by public operators, a new poll has found, increasing pressure on new Transport Secretary Michael Matheson to take action.
The Panelbase poll, commissioned by the Scottish Greens, found only 15 per cent believe buses should be run by private firms, with the remainder saying they don't know.
The poll also reveals a huge backing for public ownership among SNP voters, with 73 per cent in favour and just 9 per cent against.
Transport Bill is 'missed opportunity' to have publicly owned local bus services, claims Unite trade union
The new Transport Bill shows no immediate hope for campaigners looking to bring Scotland's bus services back into public ownership
CAMPAIGNERS who have long fought for Scotland's bus network to be brought into public ownership have been left disappointed after the publication of the Scottish Government's new Transport Bill, which Unite say will continue to let private companies benefit from public funds.