Wednesday, 3 August 2016


Updating from a story circulated in May about China’s design for an elevated bus to skirt traffic snarls effortlessly, the same source is now reporting that the concept has gone from model to fully-functioning prototype already, just as the developers had pledged that they would deliver. First conceived in 2010, the programme did not go anywhere until just this summer, due to skeptical reception and lack of funding. The government was convinced, however, once it was demonstrated as navigable and a fleet of such straddling buses would cost only a tenth of what a subway would and reduce congestion by at least a conservative thirty percent.