The iconic design of the double-decker Routemaster persists. During the fall of 2008, Transport of London held a design competition for a new bus. More than 700 entries were submitted from five continents. The joint winners were:
Aston Martin and Foster + Partners, UK
And Capoco Design Ltd, UK
Next steps are already underway to seek a winning contractor to produce the first prototype, slated to traverse London streets by 2011″2012. These winning designs and other selected entries will be exhibited at the London Transport Museum in March 2009.