The 2006 First Bus handbook contains data to May 2006. In 2004 First announced ftr, a hybrid mode that is a cross between a traditional light-rail tram system and a traditional bus service. ftr, the texting shorthand for ?future?, is a partnership between First and local authorities who want to demonstrate their commitment to reducing traffic congestion in their towns and cities, but where the option of a light-rail tramway system may not be appropriate. In the ftr partnership First provides the vehicle and the local authority provides the ftr ?track?. The vehicle has been designed by The Wright Group with close involvement by First. The vehicle is called ?StreetCar? and is an articulated single-deck vehicle based on a Volvo B7LA chassis.