Are buses really better? * Australia: Experts disagree over answer to Perth transport woes
* Northern Territories - It's cheaper public transport system using buses instead of light rail ?
Perth can create a better, cheaper public transport system using buses instead of light rail, but not everyone agrees... Enrique Peñalosa the former mayor of Bogota (Colombia), told 720 ABC Perth that buses could be more efficient and move just as many people as rail... In Colombia, Mr Peñalosa's administration looked to buses as rail was too expensive to build and operate, and would have required ongoing subsidies... It's a message that is likely to find favour with Transport Minister Dean Nalder, who earlier this year announced the government was axing the promised $2.5 billion Max Light Rail project for Perth's northern suburbs, and replacing it with a rapid bus transit system...
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