The new model of a Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) debuted at the International High-Tech Expo (2016) in Beijing, China.Transit Elevated Bus is a exclusively Chinese innovative invention. The passenger compartment of TEB rises far above other vehicles on the road, allowing cars to pass underneath, which will largely increase the utilization of road space.The new invention, also called a straddling bus, has a huge potential. According to Bai Zhiming (engineer of TEB project), the straddling bus has the same functions as the subway and similar carrying capacity of 1,200 people at a time. But cost of Transit Elevated Bus construction is less than one fifth that of the subway, that in future makes the project much more interesting than subway. Moreover, the TEB construction can be finished in one year.
Straddling bus – video by New China TV
The first real test of straddling bus is planned to start in Qinhuangdao City, north China’s Hebei Province, in the second half of 2016.