Explanatory Notes

Transport (Scotland) Act 2005

2005 asp 12

5 August 2005

Commentary on Sections

Part 3: Miscellaneous

Section 50 Extension of remit of Bus User Complaints Tribunal

120.Section 50 extends the remit of the Bus User Complaints Tribunal. The Tribunal currently provides users of local bus services (i.e. those bus services which are available to the general travelling public) with a voice in improving local services by the means of a statutory complaints mechanism, for instance where a bus operator has failed to resolve a complaint in a satisfactory manner. The section extends the remit so as to include scheduled services such as Express and long-distance coach services. This now means that all bus services that are available to the general travelling public are able to be considered.