A double-decker bus from another land. Why are we trying these out?
After last week’s nasty snow storm that ground the Ottawa transportation system to a crawl, we discovered something about Ottawa’s reasonably new double-decker buses.
They don’t work as well as the giant articulated models.
The articulated buses hold more people than regular buses and they are easier to unload and load than double-deckers. No kidding. That’s the view of OC Transpo head honcho John Manconi.
At first blush, you wonder how you get people with disabilities, the elderly and mothers with carriages up on the second floor. Of course, you don’t. And walking down an aisle in a lurching regular bus can be a challenge. How about getting to the second floor on the double-deckers?
So why are we trying out double-deckers if they are less effective than we already have?
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