CHICAGO (CBS) — A Northwestern student is part of an international group trying to improve the ride for those using public transportation during the pandemic.
They call it the “future bus.”READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Cool Lake Breeze Next 3 Days
The whole side is a door, so you can get on and off without walking through the bus. The seat direction alternates and there are dividers.
The fabric is anti-microbial and the handles sanitize themselves.
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Maybe you’ll see it one day at a CTA stop near you.
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Meet "Futurebus," a revolutionary public transportation design concept, that aims to give passengers the confidence to take a no-contact bus ride during the COVID-19 pandemic. https://t.co/HMaMaH3YUm
— Northwestern (@NorthwesternU) August 24, 2020