Xplore Dundee is getting ready to welcome the Transport Minister Humza Yousaf to its garage and reminding local people of the importance of bus travel in daily life, as part of Catch the Bus Week 2017 (3 – 7 July).
Now in its fifth year, Catch the Bus Week is an annual campaign to put the bus in the spotlight and celebrate its unique importance, whilst encouraging people to leave the car at home and get on board with the most popular mode of public transport. Bus travel accounts for approximately 80% of public transport trips in Scotland and has therefore a very important role to play in our lives.
Elsie Turbyne, Managing Director of Xplore Dundee, said:
“We are very mindful of the vital role we play in our city, and we want to celebrate the positive impact we have on some of these key elements of daily life. Our contribution to the local economy, the environment, educational sector and to the lives of individuals is very important.
“During Catch the Bus Week and beyond, we want to make sure that we provide a bus service which gives people access to the places they need and want to get to – their jobs, schools, shops, the hospital; local bus travel offers people the freedom to work, to learn and to socialise and we are proud to provide this service to the people of Dundee.”
Xplore Dundee itself carries 13 million passengers over 7.5 million kilometres every year, providing links which benefit every area of local life and throughout Catch the Bus Week the bus operator will be focusing on how buses impact on five key areas:
There will be Catch the Bus Week updates each day on Xplore Dundee’s website and social media pages, highlighting the role of the bus in the life of the city and its residents. To mark the end of the week, Xplore Dundee will welcome the Transport Minister Humza Yousaf on Friday 7th July for a tour of the depot, to meet employees and to discuss some of its recent key achievements.