Those super long buses would be ok here for some routes, like Roosevelt. They have that bus lane in the middle of the road. Could be made to run on electricity as well, like Vancouver’s trolly buses.
Others, I don’t know, considering how people are always zooming around in their blind spots, parking in the bus zones etc. And also, isn’t there a stupid law that says the drivers are supposed to go from the bus pickup zone to the left hand lane as soon as possible? Someone told me that and it makes sense considering the fact that the bastards ALWAYS seem to do that and cut off traffic while they’re doing it.
I’ve always found it weird how tall, noisy, and old fashioned the buses here are. They ride rough, the steps are narrow, and when they are crowded, look out. They just seem really utilitarian to me, and unneccessarily so. Like somebody just slammed a deisel engine on the back of a frame and slapped some sheet metal and glass around it.
I’ve ridden those double length buses through the streets of Quito, Equador. They had this weird channel cut through the various neighborhoods I went through (Iwas lost) with the sides bricked up so nobody else could drive there. Maybe inches to spare on the sides. My finger got pinched between a safety railing and the articulating part during a tight squeeze around a corner.