‘Straddling bus’ project in China suspected to be an investment scam

The Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) or “straddling bus” was supposed to be one of China’s high-tech solutions for traffic congestion. However, recent police investigations have led to the arrest of 32 individuals, including Bai Zhiming who is the chief executive of the TEB company.
Authorities now suspect the project to be an elaborate investment scam rather than the ambitious transit solution that it was made out to be, according to The Telegraph.
The straddling bus’ feasibility was immediately brought into question after its initial run. It was feared that the prototype would tip over or that it wouldn’t be able to support the weight of 300 passengers. There were also concerns about the…

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