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Plan calls for better bus service

COMMUTERS will likely enjoy a little more elbow room aboard buses by 2015 as the city plans to reduce interval times while also introducing more policies to boost the average speed of buses.

Officials said most buses will operate at 70 percent of capacity during rush hours by 2015. Currently buses are overcrowded and passengers are often pressed up against one another during rush hours.

The interval between buses on downtown routes will be no more than eight minutes during rush hours, traffic officials said.

They said the average speed of buses will steadily increase 5 percent annually to 15 to 20 kilometers per hour by 2015.

The city continues to improve its public transport network.

Shanghai already has more than 160 kilometers of bus-only lanes, and plans call for 300 kilometers by 2015.


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