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