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China Made Such A Bad Investment Now They Become Soar
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Remember that traffic-straddling elevated bus that was getting built in China?

It's only been four months since the futuristic vehicle was unveiled to the public, but it seems it's quickly become abandoned — and the government doesn't want people talking about it.

http://mashable.com/2016/12/20/elevated-...oned-teb-1
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In August, the makers of the TEB-1 (Transit Elevated Bus) said that the 22 metre (72 foot) long bus can hold a large load of 300 people, allowing a 2.1 metre (6.8 foot) clearance for cars to pass under its carriage.
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At just 10 percent of the cost of building a subway equivalent, the idea was widely lauded as a solution to China's congestion problems.
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But despite the fanfare, the bus is now reportedly idle in the port city of Qinhuangdao, where it's supposed to be undergoing road tests.
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Nine News reports that the bus hasn't moved in two months, according to security guards that were hired to watch over it.
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Instead of solving traffic issues, the 7.8 metre (25 foot) wide bus is ironically causing jams in the city, because it's taken up half of a major road for its trial, CNN says.
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The trial was supposed to end in August, and operators said they would remove the TEB-1's rails to restore the road, but that hasn't happened, the report says.
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Another sign the project is in trouble? Online searches for news relating to the TEB-1 appear to be suppressed.
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#10
Searching for "TEB", "TEB-1" and "高架公交" (elevated bus) throw up no relevant or recent results on Baidu — China's most popular search engine. Baidu is known to work with the central government in actively censoring topics.
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