BRT: an opportunity for ‘Big Society’?

30 June 2010  •  Author(s): John Carr, Events Coordinator, BRTuk

“BRT: the time is right” was the opening heading for my previous contribution on Bus Rapid Transit to Eurotransport (Issue 4 2008) at a time when most developed economies were reaping the fruits of prosperity, even if urban public transport in the UK continued to experience the pains of growing demand but lack of capacity. This was partly attributable to years of under investment, arguably the result of public investment appraisal techniques in sufficiently rewarding the benefits of good public transport and more efficient goods distribution whilst over compensating time saving and taxation impacts for car users.

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