Car-straddling bus completes test drive in China

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The complexities of public transport allow for a myriad of improvements, from changing energy sources to sustainable alternatives, to radical designs like Sweden’s underwater floating tunnels. China’s latest transit development uses design to increase efficiency. Financed by Huaying Kailai, a Beijing-based peer-to-peer lending platform, the Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) could help end China’s famous gridlock. Running on electricity along rails placed next to the road, the two meter high bus straddles two lanes of traffic. Much excitement was generated when the bus completed its first test drive in Qinhuangdao. Since then, however, the bus and its management company have come…

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