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  1. Construction is happening right now in the lanes at South Base to add charging capacity. The plan is to have 40 XEx0 buses at South by 2022
  2. It's an auction; prices determined by bids. More details will probably be provided by the time the auction starts in a month.
  3. Lots of buses up for auction: http://murphyauction.com/Auction/Details/8353
  4. North I've posted several copies of The Book from over the years in this thread; find them and you can see routings, maps, the route-base cross reference list, and soooo much more.
  5. This was 7 years ago, and that's not exactly what the problem was, so I'd go with a "no"
  6. Due to operator complaints of unsanitary conditions, Metro hired a specialist to coordinate comfort stations. Setting standards for each station was probably something the person in that role covered.
  7. Center Park is an apartment complex that had its own "route" with no fixed times or destinations. It has since been discontinued
  8. https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/King_County_Metro_Transit_7000-7093
  9. Interesting methodology for determining battery capacity: https://www.knkx.org/post/powering-electric-buses-comes-special-challenge-which-batteries-do-you-buy
  10. https://www.kingcounty.gov/elected/executive/constantine/news/release/2016/March/09-metro-sound-transit-changes.aspx http://web.archive.org/web/20160311171626/http://metro.kingcounty.gov/up/sc/rideralert/2015/sept/route-revisions.html https://kingcountymetro.blog/tag/link-connections/
  11. 9603: https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=3&acctid=19790 9608: https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=1&acctid=19790 9613: https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=2&acctid=19790
  12. Coming soon: a smaller, but all-electric fleet: https://seattletransitblog.com/2020/11/02/metros-fleet-all-electric/
  13. Looks like you were there just a few minutes later
  14. Dang, can't believe it's been 10 years. I ventured out to FWTC to snap a photo of the very first in-service vehicle of the day at 04:45:
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