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Snapshot: China's dream to reality traffic swallowing is very much a practical solution now. Transit Elevated Bus (TEB-1) had its first ever test run and the concept looks really promising.

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China's mass mobility solutions see a huge leap with the first road test of Transit Elevated Bus (TEB). China Xinhua News reports that what seemed like an idea is very much into application now with this new bus. Qinhuangdao city saw its first ever test run yesterday. The company states that the test was done to test TEB's power consumption and braking abilities.
With a building cost of $4.5 million, the TEB is 72 feet long and 25 feet wide allowing vehicles as high as 7.2 feet travel under it. TEB can carry nearly 300 passengers and could potentially reduce 10 buses and a huge amount of congestion. Also it is not exactly slow, the TEB can speed up to 55kmph offering decent speeds for commuting. The interior has been designed more like a subway train than a dreary bus.

Seating has been set on opposite sides with a lot of space in the middle giving more flexibility and an airy cabin. For boarding the bus, passengers will have to use an elevated platform to reach the cabin. Though not yet for widespread use across the city, TEB will be running on rails and around major city roads. It forms as an ideal solution to increase carrying efficiency, easing of traffic from roads and also decrease carbon footprint on the atmosphere.

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