The art of transit

photo by Jorge de Sena, via submission

I did a double take when I first opened this photo. It’s the real thing: Jorge writes that the transit agency in San Luis Obispo decided that to increase capacity it would go with a double-decker bus instead of longer, articulated buses which aren’t a great fit in an area with narrow, windy roads and not tons of room for bus stops. Kind of cool, eh?

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2 thoughts on “The art of transit

  1. Way cool! I didn’t even know that double decker public buses were an option in California. I hope the MTA gets jealous and orders some… it’d be awesome to see these in West Hollywood as a consolation prize for the demise of the Pink Line.

  2. George,

    I didn’t realize it either. But it makes a lot of sense in San Luis Obispo, because the city has pretty narrow downtown streets that might make articulated buses a tight squeeze.

    Here’s a pretty good example on Google Street View:,+CA&hl=en&ll=35.278278,-120.660846&spn=0.009862,0.018346&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=39.099308,75.146484&vpsrc=6&hnear=San+Luis+Obispo,+California&t=h&z=16&layer=c&cbll=35.280166,-120.662412&panoid=AM9hndv1b2OQojpeVSNcEQ&cbp=12,51.68,,0,0.74


    Carter Rubin
    Contributor, The Source

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