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Orange Line To Pilot New Gigantic Bus

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Q: What does an extra 5-feet in length do for bus capacity?
A: 66 seated passengers, a 16 percent increase from the current 60-foot buses giving a total capacity of 100 seated and standing passengers.

This morning, Metro announced via a press release that on Monday, a new demonstration bus will go into service in response to greater than anticipated customer demand. "The vehicle is the first-of-its-kind, designed exclusively to operate on the Orange Line, and will be the highest capacity articulated compressed natural gas bus now in operation in North America." If all goes well after the one-year demonstration period, expect to see these gigantoids popping up more frequently.

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