I also agree with thatIMO Bristol City Council lack the ability to take a long term view about what is required for Bristol and the surrounding area. They are introducing (mainly upgrading) a few bus routes to surrounding towns to a flagship status. These will have electronic info screens and take advantage of new bus lanes. It is a quick and relatively cheap solution, but welcome. It will not provide much improvement in journey times. Certainly not a rapid transport system.
What is needed is for Bristol, Bath and South Glocs councils to get together and produce an enlightened, integrated and forward thinking transportation plan that they can work towards longterm. This would include all the satellite towns. It is not by any means easy as the area is very hilly, including Bristol itself. Sadly IMO this action seems beyond the councils at present who are still in the stone age when it comes to joined up transport thinking.