China to Build Bus-Tram Hybrid That Cars Can Drive Under

Called the “Straddling” bus, this crazy idea is a cheaper, greener and faster alternative to commute.


Some of China’s major cities have huge traffic problems. The 3D Fast Bus or 3D Express Coach was proposed by Shenzhen Hashi Furture Parking Equipment Co. Ltd. The 3D Fast Bus looks like a subway or light-rail train but above the street on rails. It has two levels; one for the passengers on the upper level and the lower for vehicles no taller than 7 feet.



The 3D Fast Bus will be powered by electricity and solar energy. It will also go to speeds up to 37 mph carrying 1200-1400 passengers at a time without blocking other vehicles. It is estimated that the 3D Fast Bus will cost approx 73 million to build and a 25 mile path for it only about 10% of building a subway. Shenzhen is hoping to reduce traffic jams by 20-30%.




Read the full post at China Hush.

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