Check Out China’s New Environmental Bus

China has a new transportation idea, a bus that small cars can pass through underneath. An article on chinahush.com states: “Powered by electricity and solar energy, the bus can speed up to 60 km/h carrying 1200-1400 passengers at a time without blocking other vehicles’ way. Also it costs about 500 million yuan to build the bus and a 40-km-long path for it, only 10% of building equivalent subway. It is said that the bus can reduce traffic jams by 20-30%.” Also, according to Engadget, “Construction of the first 115 miles of track will begin in Beijing’s Mentougou district at the end of 2010.”

Our answer to this: “Despite greater awareness about vehicle emissions and spikes in gasoline prices, Census figures show fewer people carpooling than 30 years ago.”

http://www.courierpostonline.com/article/20100805/NEWS05/
100805033/Carpooling-down-even-with-green-awareness-up
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Huff Post has a slide show of China’s bus, its proposed rail system and stations. A really cool invention here! Check it out.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/02/3d-express-coach-pictures_n_667452.html#s121541.

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

http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/02/china-to-build-ginormous-buses-that-cars-can-drive-under-video/

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