Letter: Future lies in hybrid buses

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I suspect that I am far from being alone in fearing that the letter from the deputy CEO of Optare, expressing gratitude towards ‘the number of people who have written to the YEP expressing their support for Optare to become involved in the planned NGT trolleybus project,’ might be construed as suggesting that the majority of letters published in the paper have been in support of this scheme.

The contrary is true.

While, naturally, all rejoice at the news of his firm’s having had discussions with NGT, it was Optare’s innovative work on hybrid buses that really attracted the support of most correspondents. It is surely with hybrid buses – leading eventually to the introduction of electric buses – that lies the real future for a proper urban transit system, flexible enough to serve the needs of the whole community throughout the city and its suburbs.

Christopher Todd