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Regular Feature: Issue 292 18 Aug 2006

Bus-based transit is promising

There are many towns and cities in the UK where it is accepted that light rail systems are not practicable, either on the grounds of cost or because of the lack of suitable alignments. If it is accepted that light rail is only viable in towns or cities where more than 300,000 people reside, then what can smaller urban areas do to improve their public transport?

Many such towns and cities already have congestion problems, which in some cases are as severe as in the larger conurbations. The...

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