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So, you want to take back control? Be careful what you wish for

So, you want to take back control? Be careful what you wish for The increasing political control of bus and rail services will be constrained by dogma with little consideration for customer needs, warns Roger Davies

Roger Davies
17 September 2021


President Joe Biden has announced trillions of dollars to rebuild the US infrastructure saying, “Have you seen our roads?” In the US the Interstate system was established in the 1950s. We were not far behind; our first motorway opened in 1958 and by 1970 we had 1000 miles of them. They are getting old. Our water and sewage systems and flood defences are getting overwhelmed aided by a population shift and our electricity generating system cannot possibly cope with the demands we...

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