Urban congestion examined with transport industry

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Left: According to Arriva UK Bus MD Kevin O’Connor: “The increase in passenger numbers wherever a busway is introduced is in significant double digit growth, because it is just so much more attractive than using the car. The main aim is to make sure the speed is quicker by bus.” Arriva is one of the operators on the Luton – Dunstable Busway. ANDY IZATT

Members of parliament spoke to three respected industry professionals – Kevin O’Connor, Peter Coates and Professor David Begg – about the topical issue of urban congestion and its impact on bus services. Jade Smith and Gareth Evans report

The Transport Committee held the second evidence session of its urban congestion inquiry on January 30 and heard from transport industry representatives and academics.

The Committee heard oral evidence on the subject of urban congestion, including from Arriva UK Bus MD Kevin O’Connor, National Express UK Bus MD Peter Coates and Professor David Begg, who was commissioned by Greener Journeys to write a report on the impact of congestion on bus journeys.

The session focused on: […]

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