CLAIM: There is a greater chance of dying in a bus collision than by COVID-19.
CONCLUSION: INACCURATE. The probability of a randomly selected resident of Great Britain dying from January to October 2020, with COVID-19 mentioned on the death certificate, was over 3,000 times higher than the average probability of dying as a pedestrian in an accident involving a bus or a coach in the same period. Continue reading Is there a greater chance of dying by being hit by a bus than by COVID-19?
CLAIM: Translink spoke about their hope that the Glider would reduce journey times on public transport by 25%.
CONCLUSION: ACCURATE WITH CONSIDERATION. The current journey time between Dundonald Park & Ride to Belfast city centre has been reduced by 24% (from 45 minutes to 34 minutes). For the McKinstry roundabout to Belfast city centre route, the journey time has been reduced by 7%, affected by the Bank Buildings fire. Continue reading 25% reduction in public transport journey times?
CLAIM: All taxis can use bus lanes in many cities in Ireland and the UK.
CONCLUSION: ACCURATE WITH CONSIDERATION. True in Ireland, but most UK cities only allow public taxis access, not private-hire cars. Continue reading Are all taxis allowed in bus lanes?