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Derailing Into Controversy: China’s Straddling Bus

August 19th, 2016 at 9:47 pm » Comments Off

China’s futuristic straddling bus was an idea that sounded straight out of a science fiction novel. It seemed too good to be true. And, as it turns out, it may be. Just days after its high-profile unveiling in the northeastern city of Qinghaungdao—quashing doubts that the project would ever get off the ground—the bus (or train, as […]



‘Straddling bus’ soars over cars in China

August 19th, 2016 at 6:27 am » Comments Off

China’s long-awaited ‘straddling bus’ received its inaugural test run in Qinhuangdao, Hebei province this week. The Transit Elevated Bus, to give it its official title, is designed to help combat gridlock by letting passengers soar over the tops of cars on the increasingly-congested roads of China’s major cities.



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