Thursday, 4 December 2008
The Bendy Bus is late already
Three days after closing its public consultation over the first Bus Rapid Transit route, the city council helpfully announces that a 'Streetcar RTV' bound for Nevada is in the city today. Doesn't say where we can see it, but apparently it's just the kind of thing we might get in Bristol.
A few clicks later it becomes clear that the Ulster built bendy bus is a design developed for First Bus, and already in use on their York routes (branded there as f-t-r), adapted for the US market. Who knows what it's doing in Bristol - but you can only guess that it was intended to impress us consultees, but got here a bit too late.
More about this and other systems at http://www.citytransport.info/Framebus3.htm