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Straddling Bus – Simple but Elegant

I read an article on this new concept in mass transit called the straddling bus.  Pictures in the article below will help visualize but imagine a bus that is 2 lanes wide, as long as 40 kms and carries passengers only on the top level.  Cars below 2m can zip by through the bus.  So you have a bus that literally shares the road while carrying up to 1500 passengers.  Also much cheaper and faster to build than a subway.

http://www.chinahush.com/2010/07/31/straddling-bus-a-cheaper-greener-and-faster-alternative-to-commute/

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