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A double celebration for me – 10 years of BRTuk and 20 years of operating BRT

The author, who is stepping down after a decade as Chair of BRTuk at this year’s Annual Conference in Glasgow, reflects on the successes (and failures!) over that time

Dr Bob Tebb, Chair BRTuk, 2005 – 2015
26 November 2015
Dr Bob Tebb
Dr Bob Tebb
At a closing speed of over 160kph, buses pass on the Cambridgeshire guided busway
At a closing speed of over 160kph, buses pass on the Cambridgeshire guided busway
BRT in action in a motorway median – Essen 1987
BRT in action in a motorway median – Essen 1987
Runcorn Busway during BRTuk visit
Runcorn Busway during BRTuk visit

 

Foundations

The inspiration for the BRTuk organisation came from Colin Eastman of Coventry City Council in the earliest years of this Millennium; he drew together those already active and interested in improving the quality and attractiveness of bus travel to its passengers and potential new passengers, through increasing the quality, speed, and performance of trunk urban bus services. How had this come about?

At that time, there were but a tiny handful of urban bus corridors where such a...

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