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Atomic Taco

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  1. Atomic Taco

    King County Metro - Seattle, Washington

    King County Metro Transit Future Fleet Planning: PDF, page 12
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    King County Metro - Seattle, Washington

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    King County Metro - Seattle, Washington

    Seems a bit backwards though. 20 years ago, all the buses were high floor and every cop car was a Crown Vic. Now we have low floor buses and Explorers, so officers are closer to the same height as the riders. If you're driving behind a high floor bus there's not much you would have been able to see through the rear window, and now the low floor buses don't have rear windows... (except 6000)
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    King County Metro - Seattle, Washington

    I don't remember where I read about it, but at one time Metro and KCSO were experimenting with wireless transmitters connected to the on-board cameras on a bus. I don't remember all the specifics, but basically the patrol cars could carry around what looked like a small TV and could watch the view (and maybe hear audio) from the cameras aboard the bus. I'm not sure how they would have tuned to multiple cameras or if any of this is still in operation today. I'm pretty sure the signal was unencrypted too.
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    Sound Transit

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    King County Metro - Seattle, Washington

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    King County Metro - Seattle, Washington

    I really liked them, mostly because of the seats above the middle axle. You sit up high and forward. Interior was generally quiet too, as long as you weren't sitting in the way back. Not the quickest things to accelerate though, but the ride was pretty smooth unless it was a pothole-ridden road, in which case all bets are off anyways 😉 I'll miss them.
  8. Atomic Taco

    University of Washington (Seattle)

    That was quick. 589 already up for auction. https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=120&acctid=6794
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    University of Washington (Seattle)

    Time for a new, dedicated thread. Has been discussed here and here, probably also another time or two in that thread. They have a few new buses running on the Health Sciences Express line. This photo was taken March 21 and sent to me: They are apparently Fords; can't tell who makes the body. The tracker shows those are 910-912, but the fleet number on the windshield/body of one actually shows 67912. 590-594 are officially done. 590 is on the auction block. 594 is parked next to it and will probably be listed in the next couple of weeks. The CPTDB Wiki page has details of much of the bus fleet.