With federal earmark, students develop high-tech bus

Bellingham (Wash.) HeraldJanuary 15, 2011 

BELLINGHAM, Wash. - For decades, buses around the world have rolled down city streets with characteristic flat fronts, even though that's not exactly aerodynamic.

They don't have to be that way. In fact, the driver doesn't even have to sit at the left front, and passengers don't have to load across from the driver.

Western Washington University students working near Bellingham's waterfront are exploring new concepts as they work to create a low-weight, high-efficiency bus. Undergraduates from various majors are doing everything from materials testing to body design, with the goal of having a prototype ready in 2013.

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