First customized bus route opens in Kunshan


Updated: 2014-10-13

The first specially-designed bus route went into operation in Kunshan, Jiangsu province, on Oct 8. The customized route, which runs according to specific passenger needs, is cheaper than driving a private car and lets passengers rest during the trip.

The transportation authority launched two lines and recruited passengers in September, with one line attracting 12 passengers. The 24-kilometer line has 12 stops, taking 1.5 hours to travel from the Yang Guang Garden residential area to Zhengwei Road-Baisheng Road in Jinxi town.

Passengers pay 10 yuan ($1.63) per trip for the first 10 kilometers and 3 yuan for every additional 5 kilometers. The traffic authority plans to launch more routes according to passenger travel needs.


Middle Ring Expressway starts trial operation

The Middle Ring Expressway (MRE) had all its entrances, exits and ramps opened to traffic at 10:30am, last Thursday, ushering in the trial operation of the long-anticipated road.

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