* China - PUBLIC TRANSPORT: The "sauna buses"
* Suzhou official bans buses without air conditioning after having to ride in one
(Photo: Suzhou official hot)
Suzhou,Jiangsu,China -Shanghaiist, by James Griffiths -
-Aug 15, 2013: -- Suzhou transportation official has pledged to stop using over 700 buses which do not have air conditioning, Southern Metro Daily reports... Shao Jianlin, transportation secretary of the Jiangsu city, was persuaded to take a trip in one of the "sauna buses", which drivers say can reach internal temperatures of 45 degrees celsius, after which he agreed that, holy shit, these buses need air conditioning... Some 18 percent of buses in Suzhou do not have air conditioning. The transportation bureau has said that it will replace them all by summer 2014, meaning that residents still have a few more months of having to travel in the mobile sweat boxes...
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