Leeds Trolleybus Enquiry Day 6
May 8 2014
On Day 6 of the Public Enquiry the cross examination of Dave Haskins, Project Director for NGT, continued apace with sessions of questioning from several private objectors as well as groups. Cllr Barry Anderson (C. Adel), Dr John Dickinson and Emeritus Professor of Transport Studies, Peter Bonsall, Mr Haig, retired chartered engineer, and Chris Longley of the Federation of Small Businesses, and Dawn Carey Jones, Secretary of the A660 Joint Council.
While a wide variety of topics were covered throughout the day, the subject of the limited nature of the consultations that had taken place was a matter that was returned to by most of the questioners. Chris Longley brought expertise from the Sheffield Supertram which challenged the position of Mr Haskins. The subjects of prioritisation of trolleybuses over other traffic and the uncompetitive nature of this prioritisation were sore points of contention.
To follow all these in detail it is necessary to listen to the audio recordings which our team of objectors has been putting together and
which I am privileged to compile on my www.mixcloud.com/CosmicClaire site.