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02
JUN
2021

How to get more people onto buses

Recently Thomas Abelman of Freewheeling interviewed James Freeman, then retiring Managing Director of First West of England, for the Freewheeling Podcast series. This is a summary of what he covered. For details of Freewheeling and a link to the podcast itself please see the end...
01
JUN
2021

Going ‘Above and Beyond’ Bus

Buses really are the backbone of Britain, delivering vital economic, environmental and social benefits in the communities they serve. One of the safest public spaces you could be during the pandemic, they now stand ready to help us all bounce back fitter and healthier as one of...
01
JUN
2021

The Pathway to Zero Emissions

The new leadership duo at BRT UK, Chairman James Freeman and Deputy Chairman Patrick Warner, bring first hand experience in bus emission reduction to bolster the appeal of the organisation, which champions faster higher quality bus and bus based mass transit. At a crucial time...
11
MAY
2021

New Leadership at BRTuk relish challenge of Bus Back Better

James Freeman, recently retired from his full-time role at First West of England, is taking over from Alan Bailes as Chair of Bus Rapid Transit UK (known as BRTuk), a membership organisation seeking to promote the use of high-quality buses with high levels of priority on the...
08
OCT
2020

BRTuk Annual General Meeting 2020

Date & Time: 11 November 2020 15.00 Location: Zoom (online conferencing) The BRTuk Board would like to invite all BRTuk members to attend our 2020 AGM. To receive the outlook invite and the agenda for this meeting please contact the Secretary of BRTuk Tom Hacker.     
25
SEP
2020

BRTuk provides evidence to the House of Commons Transport Committee on Reforming Public Transport after the Pandemic

The below is taken from the submission developed by John Carr (Director, BRTuk) on behalf of the BRTuk Board and Chairman.  Bus Rapid Transit UK (BRTuk)is a professional organisation of representatives of authorities, bus operating, construction, consultancy, infrastructure and...
11
AUG
2020

House of Commons Transport Committee launches inquiry into reforming public transport

  On 24th July, the House of Commons Transport Committee launched an Inquiry into Reforming public transport after the pandemic (click here).  The Call for Evidence can be found here and the key issues identified in that are the long-term implications of the pandemic for:...
30
MAY
2019

BRT UK responds to the DfT’s LRT call for evidence

Introduction In making this response we at first note two substantive points: 1. That whilst the Call for Evidence Document is entitled Light Rail (and other rapid transit solutions) it focusses almost exclusively upon steel wheeled solutions; and, 2. The document discusses a...
19
SEP
2017

Peshawar BRT – a new beginning for public transport in Peshawar Pakistan.

The Vice Chairman of BRT UK, Alan Bailes Director of The Transportation Consultancy, is currently working with alongside an International Consultancy Team delivering the Peshawar BRT System. Peshawar is the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province of Pakistan and is...
17
MAY
2017

2016 BRT UK Conference Summary

Delivering High Quality Urban Sustainable Transport Corridors 28TH – 29TH NOVEMBER 2016 Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester A huge thanks must go out to all those who attended the 2016 conference and made it such a success. The feedback we have received has been great and we...