Failed MRT scheme cost Reading Borough Council more than £800k
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The failed East Reading Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) project has cost Reading Borough Council (RBC) more than £800,000.
Around 95 per cent of the money was spent on preparing and submitting the first application for the 800m dedicated bus, pedestrian and cycle route which was rejected by Wokingham Borough Council’s (WBC) planning committee in June.
The £823,861 expenditure was revealed through a Freedom of Information request.
Councillor Rob White, Reading Green Party leader, said: “That is a lot of money wasted. It could have been spent on measures which would have truly reduced congestion and air pollution.”