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  1. Seen today at Lynnwood TC at around 4:10 pm: B0106, sans "Everett"?
  2. A 1955 ex-STS/Metro GMC is now the seating area for a diner in Parkland. https://www.king5.com/article/entertainment/television/programs/evening/this-parkland-drive-in-gives-new-meaning-to-bussing-tables/281-671200bb-9189-49a6-ba9c-ce8171f26b48
  3. Seen on the Blue Line: full use of the destination sign to show the Swift animations! Never seen this on an in-service bus before.
  4. The tints are a negative if you're trying to look out at the views of traffic and city life, but they are a lifesaver if you're in a seat that is facing the sun. It can get uncomfortable and interferes with screen reading.
  5. I haven't heard of ST going fully double-decker, and given that their operations are split between three very different agencies I don't think it would be feasible. CT doesn't have the luxury of being an innovator unless it can compete for the few state grants that are around. It needs to focus on getting more Swift lines and other semi-frequent services ready, and more importantly coordinating a smooth transition to Link-feeder buses that will replace the long-haul downtown expresses.
  6. All future CT buses will have USB ports. The agency is also going to stick to diesel-only buses for now, since the 2011 NFI XDE40 hybrids were more difficult to maintain. http://communitytransit.blogspot.com/2018/09/check-out-new-swift-buses-two-in.html
  7. Xcelsiors have made their way into the Swift fleet ahead of the Green Line's debut and the Blue Line's switch to 10-minute weekday headways. CT 18700 in Downtown Everett by SounderBruce, on Flickr CT 18700 in Downtown Everett by SounderBruce, on Flickr CT 18700 in Lynnwood by SounderBruce, on Flickr CT 18700 in Lynnwood by SounderBruce, on Flickr
  8. The new Proterra has made its debut. Delivered in June and made its first run on Sept. 17. Three more have been delivered and should be in service soon. Everett Transit's new Proterra electric bus by SounderBruce, on Flickr Everett Transit's new Proterra electric bus by SounderBruce, on Flickr Everett Transit's new Proterra electric bus by SounderBruce, on Flickr Everett Transit's new Proterra electric bus by SounderBruce, on Flickr Everett Transit: Proterra and Orion by SounderBruce, on Flickr
  9. I imagine it's the Highlands/Sammamish leg of Route 554. Most ST Express routes just beeline for the freeways, which aren't very hilly.
  10. Routes serving the Edmonds Community College (115 and 116) have a few artics timed to when classes begin and end.
  11. They do run on some Saturday trips (especially during "peak" hours for Saturday commuters), but yesterday's Womens March required extra capacity that prompted extra double tall service.
  12. Note that when you do come down to buy the card, you will need to show proof of age, such as an ID card. I'm not sure if they accept non-American ID cards, though.
  13. Sound Transit has not yet hired the chief experience officer, but is merely in the process of hiring one. Notably, that person will report directly to CEO Rogoff, so hopefully issues can float to the top much faster.
  14. [scratch that, I thought this was a Seattle thread and you were visiting from DC. My bad.] Anyway, other than what is on the DC Metro, the Metroway in Arlington is a fun and odd little BRT system. Same goes for the interface between the X2 and H Streetcar line, which is pretty reminiscent of what happens on Broadway back in Seattle.
  15. The zones aren't being removed. Rather, on commuter routes that also do in-county service, the full fare will be charged no matter what section you're using; as it stand now, a passenger can request the lower fare if they're not going all the way to Downtown Seattle, requiring the driver to manually change the ORCA reader.
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