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Regular news: Issue 606 28 Sep 2012

BRT and QCs feature in battle to be Bristol’s elected mayor


by Andrew Forster

TRANSPORT is one of the key  battlegrounds in the election to be Bristol’s first elected mayor, with bus rapid transit (BRT) and bus Quality Contracts among the hot topics of debate.

A number of the candidates for the election on 15 November have called for the council’s BRT plans to be scrapped or revised. The DfT last year granted programme entry status to three major transport schemes in the city with a BRT element: the £44.6m South Bristol Link (a new road and BRT);...

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