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April 05, 2019   |   WTOP Radio (Washington DC)


1st double-decker commuter bus rolling out onto DC-area roads

A double-decker bus will serve area commuters next week for the first time, as part of an effort to speed up more commutes through terrible D.C. traffic. 

A number of operators are getting familiarization training on the 42-foot-long diesel bus. It is nearly 13 feet high, a bit taller than the current buses.

It will take several years to make a decision on whether PRTC will buy a fleet of such buses, which is why the agency is looking at the idea now.

“This isn’t like a car dealership where the buses are sitting at a lot just waiting for you to drive one home,” Schneider said. “By starting now, we’ll be ready for the future.”


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