As part of the new network, FlixBus will work in partnership with McGill's to provide daily service to and from Glasgow, Stirling, Perth and Aberdeen four times a day.
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Stagecoach's agreement will provide certainty for the inter-city coach businesses' employees and ensure its continued growth in the inter-city coach market.
By giving local authorities the flexible tools they need to respond to their own transport challenges, the Scottish government aims to make the country's transport network cleaner, smarter and more accessible.
With the additional £25.7 million funding, the Scottish government aims to support bus services and protect fares while patronage continues to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The updated Delivery Plan sets out the actions that are underway over the next year to take climate action, reduce inequalities, help deliver inclusive economic growth and improve wellbeing across Scotland's transport system.
The Scottish government's new funding will support a just transition to net zero by supporting zero-emission community transport schemes, as well as interest free loans for electric vehicles.
As part of the Scottish government’s continued efforts to tackle air pollution across the country, Low Emission Zones will be introduced across Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Aberdeen.
As part of the second stage of its digital transformation, McGill’s Buses’ new website will support commuters to make informed journey choices by providing them with live bus tracking and disruption alerts.
First Bus’s completed depot will allow 150 electric vehicles to be charged at one time, supporting its growing electric fleet in Glasgow, as well as other businesses during the day when its buses are out on service.
Stagecoach’s new customer contact centre will help encourage more people to make the switch away from cars to public transport by providing them with the best possible service.
According to TIER Mobility’s latest survey, people across Britain would prefer to reduce their carbon footprint by switching to greener transport, with over 20 per cent specifically choosing to switch to e-scooters and e-bikes.
Backed by the UK’s Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, the autonomous bus has begun live testing on Scotland's roads, in preparation for the launch of the CAVForth pilot service in late Summer 2022.
HITRANS and Liftango have partnered to leverage DRT to combat transport inequality, reduced funding and a lack of commercial trips to rural areas of Scotland.
Stagecoach is celebrating its female employees with the launch of a new employee network, an all-female driver bus route and announcing an 18 per cent increase in female driver applications since 2021.
As part of a series of measures to increase public transport use across the country, the Scottish government’s £800,000 funding will help bus operators and local authorities to improve services in their region.