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Holland's 'Superbus' project aims to transport people at 150 miles per hour

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Melanie Schultz van Haegen-Maas Geesteranus, Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Enviroment, drives Wubbo Ockels Superbus in Valkenburg, The Netherlands on 15 May 2012 after the RWD, the institution that provides the registration of motor vehicles, provided the registration for the bus. The Superbus project aims to develop high speed coaches capable of speeds of up to 250 kilometres per hour (160 mph) together with the supporting infrastructure including special highway lanes constructed separately next to the nation's highways.

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Melanie Schultz van Haegen-Maas Geesteranus (L), Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Enviroment and Dutch physicist Wubbo Ockels (R) sit inside Ockels' Superbus in Valkenburg.

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Melanie Schultz van Haegen-Maas Geesteranus, Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Enviroment places a license plate on Wubbo Ockels' Superbus in Valkenburg.

According to the project's web site, the bus is electrically powered and weighs 20,000 lbs.

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