Director of Bus Users in Scotland retires

Director of Bus Users in Scotland retires

Gavin Booth, Bus Users UK's Director for Scotland, is retiring at the end of March.

Gavin has enjoyed a long career in the industry, working for the Scottish Bus Group before becoming a freelance transport consultant, journalist and author. In the 1990s he joined Dr Caroline Cahm, founder of the National Federation of Bus Users, now Bus Users UK. Gavin succeeded Caroline as Chair of the organisation, and after stepping down from the role, went on to establish Bus Users in Scotland in 2013.

“Having been a regular bus user my whole life, it’s been a privilege to give bus passengers a stronger voice, and ensure that operators keep passengers at the heart of everything they do. Bus Users UK has genuinely made a difference, and it will continue to work to ensure that passengers remain at the top of the transport agenda.”

Claire Walters, Chief Executive of Bus Users UK said: “Under Gavin’s leadership, our work in Scotland has expanded, forging close links with operators, transport groups, the Traffic Commissioner and Transport Scotland to improve services for passengers. We wish Gavin the very best of luck in the future.”

Gavin plans to focus on a number of book-writing projects.

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