Editor's Viewpoint: Glider leading the way in public transport success
The success of the Glider bus service linking west and east Belfast has been remarkable in its first year of operation with a 30% increase in passenger journeys. That proves that quality, reliable, speedy and comfortable public transport will woo more people out of their cars on the daily city commute.
It has come at a price - £90m - but its effectiveness cannot be denied. Plans for a north-south service in the city have yet to reach the drawing board and more investment is needed in transport links away from the main arterial routes if public transport is to reach its full potential. However, the Glider has signposted the way in a very positive manner.
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