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Regular Feature: Issue 326 14 Jul 2008

Bus Rapid Transit ready to take its place among the mainstream transport modes

The third annual conference of Bus Rapid Transit umbrella group BRT UK saw a focus on delivery. It heard how this mode of transport is increasingly being seen as a credible alternative to light rail schemes. Andrew Garnett reports

By Andrew Garnett

The third annual conference of bus rapid transit interest group BRT?UK, held in Cambridge last week, saw a focus on delivery and a clear emphasis by the group on what it can do in the future the promote the virtues of the mode, and perhaps more importantly, to define what BRT actually is.

Indeed this was the key question of the conference. As Bob Tebb, First’s operations technical manager and chair of BRT UK, said: “What is BRT??Is it a top end bus? Does it include quality bus...

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