New deal for public transport in Brussels
13 April 2005
BRUSSELS – More and more residents in Brussels could be wooed to the city’s trams and buses, thanks to a plan to give priority to public transport on the roads.
On Wednesday, RTL reported that the public transport company STIB has come to a deal with Brussels city authorities.
The local authority has pledged to help buses and trams circulate more easily in the city by creating as many bus lanes as possible and by letting buses flow in the opposite direction to other traffic on some roads.
In return, STIB has promised to run more services between the city’s outer zones and the city centre.
Under the deal, STIB must also lay on more late-night buses and trams at the weekend.
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Subject: Belgian news