The omnibus, which is the first land-based innovation in public transportation, was brought in the year 1826.

The omnibuses were the passenger wagons which were pulled by one to three horses in accordance to the size. The largest model had a capacity to hold up to 42 passengers where some were two storied with an open top. This public transportation system was again tested by France. The idea got widespread and reached New York City where they had established their own omnibus line by 1828. This technique had been followed by many US and European cities later.

The new system of omnibuses even had some drawbacks. Even though people considered public transportation as a good one, they found riding on this mode of public transportation as uncomfortable. The cobblestone road which was made to have a bumpy ride was further emphasized by the lack of padding on the seats. Although, the fare of omnibuses at a price of 12 cents per ride was expensive for many urban citizens.
As time passed, the system had found some middle class audience, who were willing to pay for the Omnibuses to avoid walking, as they could not afford private stagecoaches. Thereby, they helped the omnibuses to develop and show some improvements.

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