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Letters to the editor: Issue 594 13 Apr 2012

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Buses / Coaches / FTR, Southwest England

BRT plans have been watered down over time

Bristol’s BRT projects lost their ‘Rapid Transit’ qualities on their journey through the DfT’s approval process for major transport schemes.

The physical segregation from traffic, rapid journey times, turn-up-and-go frequencies, tram-like ride and new, low emission vehicles promised in the 2008 consultation leaflet proved unrealistic. The lack of funds for new BRT buses means that its quality and branding now lie in the operator’s hands. Meanwhile, four successful...

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