The Bus of the Future as Envisioned in the 1950s

What will the bus of the future look like?


Pretty cool huh? Well compared to what we see on the streets now, its a marked improvement, but that is nothing compared to what people in the past hoped they would look like. In the 1950s they thought it would be as big as a Star Wars’ AT-AT with slick lines and a Jetson’s style cockpit. Oh and it will destroy anything in its path!!


What’s super cool is that the inside of this vehicle looks like a dining club of some sort. I would love a more open seating style on my Greyhound. Have a couple of drinks, meet some new people. Instead we are still crammed into aluminum tubes – face forward – back straight. I love these retro visions of a future that will never happen.


Garry Vander Voort

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