Coventry BRT proposal sees to public consultation

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A rapid transit network for Coventry and improvements to bottleneck road junctions are among transport proposals which have been put before the public.

The proposed rapid transit network would integrate with rail and connect the West Midlands’ main centres with frequent bus services. These services would in turn be connected to wider local bus networks through multi-modal interchanges.

The initiatives are part of Movement for Growth – a long-term strategic transport plan in the West Midlands. The 20-year blueprint has been drawn up by the West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority (ITA) which has launched a 12-week long public consultation roadshow. It is currently touring the West Midlands and visited Coventry Council House on September 23.

ITA member and leader of Coventry City Council, Cllr Ann Lucas, said: “Movement for Growth contains the transport schemes we believe can help Coventry grow its economy and create new jobs.

“It’s an important document that will set the direction for transport over the next two decades so I would encourage people to take this opportunity to contribute their views.”