CAMPAIGNERS were today lobbying a meeting of SPT to demand affordable, joined-up public transport across the city.

The Get Glasgow Moving campaign also plans to take the issue to Holyrood to back a Scottish Parliament petition calling on bus services to be re-regulated.

Activist Ellie Harrison said: "Today is the last meeting of the Partnership this year and we wanted to make sure they got the message that people are fed up with Glasgow's transport mess and that we expect action in 2017.

"Glasgow is a world-class city but its transport system is second-rate. People in Glasgow deserve better.

"We need our bus, rail, subway and cycle services to be affordable, reliable, comfortable and joined-up."

Get Glasgow Moving, which was launched in September at a packed public meeting, brings together a number of campaign groups.

It is also calling on SPT to get behind trade union Unite's Haud the Bus campaign for bus re-regulation.

Campaigner Johanna MacLeod said: "The privatisation and deregulation of public transport has devastated Glasgow's bus networks.

"Other cities, like Edinburgh, have managed to keep publicly owned bus operators or kept control under publicly owned governing bodies like Transport for London.

"Glasgow needs the same. Get Glasgow Moving supports Unite's Haud the Bus petition to the Scottish Parliament. We think SPT should do the same."

Jamie Caldwell, Unite's Scotland community co-ordinator, urged the public to sign the petition and support bus services which put people before profit.

He said: "In the new year we hope the Scottish Parliament petitions committee will start a process that will end up with buses in Scotland being back under the control of public transport bodies like SPT."

Get Glasgow Moving points out most people in the city rely on public transport with only 49 percent of households owning a car.

It claims private bus companies continue to cut vital services and increase fares so they are unaffordable to many people.

The campaign group points out the subway only serves a small part of the city and says it is the only underground in the world never to have been extended.

It is also calling for a scheme in Glasgow similar to the Oyster Card operated by Transport for London which allows passengers to switch between buses, tubes, trains and bikes