Concept Of Straddling Bus In China
World’s most populated country, China naturally has its fair share of traffic problems as the form of an car eating bus namely Transit Elevated Bus (TEB). The models for the Transit Elevated Bus show an elevated bus that travels on roads over cars, avoiding traffic jams and looking impressive in general.
TEB boasts of a carrying capacity of 1,200 persons and the cost of construction would be one-fifth of the cost of constructing a subway. This way, the bus can smoothly take a large number of passengers without obstructing any traffic. If this works, this could alleviate China’s traffic problems and reduce pollution, and could be ready in a year’s time.
The concept was revealed at the 19th China Beijing International High-Tech exposition held in Beijing earlier this month. The bus would be faster and cheaper to build than a subway, according to the designers. The design would help ease traffic jams and because its powered by electricity be more environmentally friendly.