You know those “accordion” buses you see around town that are twice the length of a regular bus? Well Volvo has just come out with a triple “bendy” bus. According to Ferrari Chat, the Volvo Gran Arctic 300 measures 98 feet from end to end and can carry 300 passengers.
The Gran Arctic was developed specifically for Brazil’s Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) system to be used in segregated bus lanes. Transit officials are hoping the new model’s higher capacity means fewer buses will be needed, cutting the cost per passenger for operators, and reducing traffic and emissions in congested cities.