Transport is a major problem in day-to-day life in western countries. In an effort to?
Transport is a major problem in day-to-day life in western countries. In an effort to reduce the problem, a convention of bus manufacturers met in New York recently to discuss ways of making travelling easier and more convenient.
They concentrated on safety and the interests of special groups -- the elderly, the handicapped and people who live away from recognised bus routes.
On display for the convention were new buses of all sorts, incorporating many special features such as slide-out steps and elevator platforms to enable easier entry for the handicapped and elderly.
Many exhibits showed the manufacturers' concern over the increasing volume of traffic on roads. One design included a concertina-section between carriages to make cornering easier. Also on show were battery-powered bussed to reduce pollution.