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26 Nov 2022: BERT - Busway Electric Rapid Transit

Started by ozbob, November 29, 2022, 03:42:11 AM

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BERT - Busway Electric Rapid Transit

26th November 2022

Greetings,

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) uses dedicated busways/lanes to deliver more capacity, reliability and quality than conventional street running buses.  Brisbane has good busways and it does make sense to further improve Brisbane's BRT.  The introduction of the electric bi-articulated buses, together with the busway infrastructure updates will to do that.  Calling the BRT improvements the ' Brisbane Metro ' is simply incorrect.  It is not a metro, it is a specialised form of BRT.  Following feedback from the public, we have coined the term Busway Electric Rapid Transit (BERT) to more correctly describe the BRT improvements. 

The electric bi-articulated buses will be mixed with other conventional buses on the busways.  It is not a dedicated network as such, and it is not trains.  A true Metro is characterised by trains, high frequency and high capacity, on a dedicated network mostly heavy rail, sometimes rubber tyre trains.  It is quite likely that Brisbane will one day have a real metro system, such as Sydney Metro.  This will be the true Brisbane Metro.

RAIL Back On Track is certain that if we had a proper Public Transport Authority in place in Queensland, this Metro misrepresentation would not occur, and the the project would be described and promoted for what it really is.  It is time to drop the nonsensical  ' Brisbane Metro ' spin,  and promote the very successful BRT that Brisbane offers.

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Best wishes,
Robert

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