by Ian Shires on 30 November, 2017
One way of giving the area a boost would be to promote Midland Metro’s little sister the Sprint bus in trolleybus form given the need to improve air quality in our area. A Metro service at a fraction of the cost, Sprint bus could be easily accommodated along arterial routes radiating out of Walsall Town Centre in much the same way as was the case prior to 1970 when the town had a fleet of around 60 trolley buses operating along 6 routes.
West Midlands Metro Mayor Andy Street made it quite plain recently that his aim was to introduce congestion charging in Birmingham with the fees generated by the scheme being ploughed back into improving public transport. ” The Metro Mayor has got his priorities wrong” said Cllr Ian Shires Jt Chair of the West Midlands Combined Authority. “More progress needs to be made in improving public transport before hitting motorists with yet another expense.”
Sprint is a bus-based rapid transit system. Amongst the benefits of Sprint are: