Politicians: don’t throw the baby out with the bath water!

John Carr argues that it’s time for politicians to finally back the bus and recognise its potential contribution in urban environments

John Carr
24 March 2010
TfL’s David Brown and Kulveer Ranger, London mayor Boris Johnsons transport advisor, recently launched the East London Transit BRT scheme
TfL’s David Brown and Kulveer Ranger, London mayor Boris Johnsons transport advisor, recently launched the East London Transit BRT scheme

 

Despite the horrendous economic climate, the run in to the coming general election seems to be marked by a very non-British degree of consensus on transport.

Locally, New Generation Transport (NGT) in Leeds has gained programme entry supported on a cross-party basis whilst across the Pennines, having put the congestion charge referendum debacle behind it, Greater Manchester is forging ahead with its post-Transport Innovation Fund developments. At national level, the political arguments about...

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