Tennessean: Senate approves rapid transit bill for buses on highway

Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman Jeff Yarbro passed legislation that would allow buses to use shoulder lanes to bypass traffic.

The state Senate on Wednesday voted 24-4 in favor of a bill that would create a rapid transit system along Tennessee's interstates.

The measure, sponsored by Sen. Jeff Yarbro, D-Nashville, would allow drivers operating buses owned by a publicly owned transit company to pass vehicles on the right while operating on the shoulder or right-of-way on any state or interstate highway.

MORE: http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/2016/03/23/senate-approves-rapid-transit-bill-buses-highway/82171902/

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