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Regular news: Issue 602 3 Aug 2012

Baker rejects mayor's request to open bus lanes up to cars

Transport minister Norman Baker has rejected a request by Doncaster’s elected mayor Peter Davies to allow general traffic to use bus lanes on a busy corridor during off-peak hours.

English Democrat Davies wrote to the DfT seeking permission to open up the bus lanes on the A638 north-south corridor during off-peak hours. 

The bus lanes were a key element of the A638 Quality Bus Corridor, which was completed in 2009 with the help of a £15m DfT grant.

Davies told LTT last year:...

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