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China’s New Buses are Basically Huge TranVia Trains

Yeah, yeah, yeah…. The TranVia, once completed will be nice…. and new “smart” bus systems and electric buses would be great….

How about a two-fer? A Bus-Train Hybrid? Even better, one that you can drive ‘under’ or that can drive ‘over’ traffic that stops cars?
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We first heard about this last spring, and amazingly, the Chinese have already built and implemented the thing!

And You Thought Trying to Get on Cuenca’s Buses Can Be Hard?

If you haven’t had to contend with a crowd of people scrambling to get onto a crowded Cuenca bus during rush hour in some areas, consider yourself lucky!

But if you’ve ever tried to get onto a bus leaving El Centro anytime between 12:45pm and 2:00pm, then you’ve likely been shoved out-of-the-way by forty school children and their moms.

This happens to me two times a week. My Spanish classes let out at 12:45pm; if I don’t hustle to the stop and get the first bus out to my neighborhood, then I’m stuck walking or spending $2 on a cab.

I found this video this morning and it really makes me appreciate the fact that the most crowded bus in Cuenca will never be as overstuffed as a train in India can get!