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[_] the saviour of bristol's transport problems...

Jack Rose jacklists at googlemail.com
Fri Dec 5 12:34:19 GMT 2008

sorry 3/4 million per vehicle

On Fri, Dec 5, 2008 at 12:31 PM, Jack Rose <jacklists at googlemail.com> wrote:
>>
>> BRT is still a bus. In the minds of many people, buses are used by the
>> young, the old and the poor. Trams have a much more positive image.
>>
>
> Hate to be pessimistic on this one but I don't really think there's
> much possibility of a properly integrated tram or light rail system in
> and around Bristol as there the problem of trying to get the
> squabbling councillors from 3 different local councils to agree on the
> plans (quite often they can't even get themselves together to run a
> council), getting the cycle lobby onboard ( quite a few of the routes
> originally planned are now cycle paths), and there's the stranglehold
> of First Group on anything public transport related in Bristol.
>
> It's far better to give BRT a go now even at quarter of a million
> pounds a vehicle, rather than see considerably more than that getting
> spent by councillors, business leaders and consultants on lunches,
> meetings and trips around the world to have a look at other cities
> transport systems and then still not agreeing on a system just as they
> did with Advanced Transport for Avon in the 70's 80's and 90's.
>