The most unusual feature of the express system [in Curitiba, Brazil] is its 100 tubular bus shelters. Passengers pay their fares at a turnstile at the end of a clear tube and then wait inside for their bus, which they enter from sliding doors in the tube. The design speeds up loading and unloading, Lerner says. In addition, computers can keep track of the number of passengers waiting in the tubes and dispatch buses accordingly. A similar system has been tested in New York City.
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Text via Herbst, Kris. Planning. Chicago: Sep 1992. Vol. 58, Iss. 9; pg. 24, 4 pgs