Tuesday, 9 September 2003

Bridge over misnamed water

There are plans for another bridge over the Forth:
A BRIDGE for trams and buses will have to be built over the Forth, alongside the existing road and rail bridges, to solve the huge traffic crisis between Fife and the Lothians, it was claimed yesterday.

The Forth Estuary Transport Authority (Feta), which is in charge of the Forth road bridge, said the Scottish Executive must look seriously at a new crossing.

OK, maybe it's needed but what's this "Estuary" business? As all Scots know it's not an Estuary, it's a Firth. As I may have suggested before, local transport authorities must be acronym-friendly. So out with Feta and in with the Forth Area Rapid Transit.