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busway

[′bəs,wā]
(electricity)
A prefabricated assembly of standard lengths of busbars rigidly supported by solid insulation and enclosed in a sheet-metal housing.

bus

1. A busbar.
2. A heavy, rigid electrical conductor that serves as a common connection between the source of electric power and the load circuits.

bus duct, busway

A prefabricated conduit which is used to enclose and protect bus running through it.
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IEA head Dr Richard Wellings said: "You might find better services if these were converted to busways.
I love (riding the bus) because it relieves me of stress of driving downtown, and I don't have to worry about parking,'' said Jeanne Polak-Recht, a retired educator who's able to transfer from the busway to the Red Line subway for a trip over the hill.
A partially exclusive busway system from Kapolei, through downtown Honolulu and the Waikiki Beach area and the University of Hawaii, argues Honolulu City Councilman Duke Bainum, can be up and running, reducing traffic migraines, much faster than rail.
We wish to make it clear that this photograph was used for illustration purposes only and was not intended to suggest that the text of the article referred to London United Busways Limited.
Westbus has chosen a mix of Scania K94 and L94 chassis as its main route bus, while Busways has opted for the K230 Euro 4 chassis.
Guided busways are concrete tracks which can be used only by buses fitted with steering sensors.
BEFORE the San Fernando Valley's Orange Line busway opened to great fanfare a year ago today, a lot of predictions were made about how it would fare.
Spurred by rising gas prices and a surprisingly strong appetite for public transit, thousands more passengers than anticipated are boarding the 14-mile, $330 million busway each day.
At $300 million per mile, one mile of subway could pay for nearly the entire 14-mile Metro Orange Line busway that opened last fall in the Valley.
Nearly 20 percent of the passengers on the 3-month-old Orange Line are new to public transit and the vast majority have a faster commute than they previously did in a car or bus, says the MTA's first survey of busway riders.
Here are two more tidbits of truth: Running the buses slower at 10 mph through intersections will cause the total time across the Valley to be equal to street buses, thus nullifying the whole point of the busway, except now, many lines on other major streets have been eliminated.
He was asking about the Valley busway after the two had recently returned from a trip to Curitiba, Brazil, where they were won over by that city's renowned system of mass-transit busways.