I just saw this story on my local portion of MSN's home page, and I'm mildly confused.
Ok, a LOT confused!
How will this work? Basically, busses in Johnson County (Kansas) are going to be trained and allowed to drive on the freeway shoulder in order to speed up their transit times.
The idea initially seems like a good one. Yay for public transport doing all it can to be efficient!
But then I started thinking about all the stupid people who will see the busses and think, "Hey! We can drive on the shoulder now? AWESOME!" and hop right over to drive there, too.
And then I started wondering just which shoulder they're talking about. The one on the far left lane? Or the one on the right?
You'd think it would automatically be the left lane. Only problem is that the route is between 95th Street and Lamar on I-35. And right before Lamar, we have this whole left hand exit thingy to an entirely different highway that heads north. If the busses aren't able to transition smoothly from the shoulder without blocking that lane, won't that fuck shit up a whole bunch?
I don't get it. ::scratches head::