Monthly Archives: May 2011

Tram versus bus

Recently, WSP environmental consaltancy wrote a report where Bus Rapid Transit Systems (BRT) were compared to trams. Essentially, it was concluded that BRT already today has the same environmental load as trams per passenger kilometre. And, future hybrid and electrical … Continue reading

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How do we realise attractive buses?

Yesterday I visited the Future Bus workshop organised by the Technology Strategy Board at the Transport Knowledge Network in the UK. The meeting was hosted by Ian Downie (Volvo Bus) at our UK office in Warwick close to Birmingham.   … Continue reading

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White Paper on European Transports

The new White Paper on transports in Europe has the subtitle: “Towards a competitive and resource efficient transport system”. This is a dream for an Environmental Director, the environmental principle #1 in the heading! Read the whitepaper here. The White … Continue reading

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Buses a moving target

I have previously written about the European Directive for promotion of Clean and Energy efficient vehicles. You can find it here. When comparing the environmental impact from different transports, second to bikes, buses nowadays have the lowest impact, lower than … Continue reading

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