2012 FirstBus Handbook

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First continues to develop partnerships with local authorities, building upon recent positive experience with the ftr concept. This was heralded as being an intermediate mode with all the benefits of a fixed track light-rail system but retaining the operational flexibility and reduced cost of a bus. Having introduced the third ftr scheme in Swansea in 2009, the experience gained from this and earlier schemes in York and Leeds has been employed in the development of further major projects. The South Hampshire Bus Rapid Transit scheme between Gosport and Fareham combines segregated busway, traffic signal priority and bus lanes, together with major improvements to passenger infrastructure to bring their passengers to their destination on time every time. This is another example of First developing partnerships with local authorities to make public transport more attractive to more people, with construction well under way, and the scheme is expected to go live in 2012. Published in February 2012 the book has on its cover the first vehicle to carry the new colours at Oldham.

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First continues to develop partnerships with local authorities, building upon recent positive experience with the ftr concept. This was heralded as being an intermediate mode with all the benefits of a fixed track light-rail system but retaining the operational flexibility and reduced cost of a bus. Having introduced the third ftr scheme in Swansea in 2009, the experience gained from this and earlier schemes in York and Leeds has been employed in the development of further major projects. The South Hampshire Bus Rapid Transit scheme between Gosport and Fareham combines segregated busway, traffic signal priority and bus lanes, together with major improvements to passenger infrastructure to bring their passengers to their destination on time every time. This is another example of First developing partnerships with local authorities to make public transport more attractive to more people, with construction well under way, and the scheme is expected to go live in 2012. Published in February 2012 the book has on its cover the first vehicle to carry the new colours at Oldham.