Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Articulated Buses To Hit Streets Next Month

A total of 200 extended buses will ply city streets by 2011.

From CTV News:

Articulated buses will hit Montreal streets next month for the first time, a city council meeting was told on Monday.

The 60-foot, accordion-like vehicles will serve densely-populated east-end neighbourhoods such as St. Michel, Cote-des-Neiges and Park Extension.

A total of 200 extended buses will be rolled out by 2011.

They're already on the roads of other major cities and they're more economical to run than traditional buses, says city councilor Marvin Rotrand.

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