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  1. King County Metro - Seattle, Washington

    The strips aren't actually what trigger it. There's an ultrasonic emitter at the top, and when you break the beam, it opens the doors--if the bus is stopped. https://seattletransitblog.com/2018/03/12/metro-quietly-discontinues-touch-exit/
  2. King County Metro - Seattle, Washington

    Here you go: Route-Base Cross Reference List March 10, 2018-September 21, 2018
  3. King County Metro - Seattle, Washington

    Yes, they discontinued the use of the feature. I'll have something up on STB by this weekend.
  4. King County Metro - Seattle, Washington

    Watch some YouTube videos on how to use the pen tool. You should be able to draw nice straight lines with smooth arcs no problem once you master it. The city has a ton of maps that were derived from GIS basemaps in PDF format on their site; if you Google a few street names you should be able to find them.
  5. King County Metro - Seattle, Washington

    March 2019?
  6. King County Metro - Seattle, Washington

    Looks like it, yes.
  7. King County Metro - Seattle, Washington

    Does anyone know what they're using for the Mercer Island shuttle? Last time I saw it they were using a cutaway (like the one in this video) but the one I saw tonight was a much longer bus. Looked sort of like one of the older El Dorado flat front 30 foot buses.
  8. King County Metro - Seattle, Washington

    The 4200s were really one of a kind. The 4100s were too (and maybe even more so, and definitely much less maligned), but they retired quietly with no notice, much to my dismay.
  9. Sound Transit

  10. King County Metro - Seattle, Washington

    No, only way is to check its activity on OBA.
  11. King County Metro - Seattle, Washington

    https://seattletransitblog.com/2011/07/04/improving-route-16/#attachment_26038 Scroll down to the "NE Northgate Way" header
  12. King County Metro - Seattle, Washington

    Apparently Metro has a very loose definition of "express". Route 358 had more stops than the E Line that replaced it and yet somehow retained its Express moniker. A Metro customer service rep told me that it was because the route didn't make many stops along Aurora between Woodland Park and Denny Way. Well route 150 doesn't make any stops between Interurban and Spokane, so shouldn't that one be an express too?
  13. King County Metro - Seattle, Washington

    8188 maybe? Aznichiro115 spotted 8138 as blue.
  14. King County Metro - Seattle, Washington

    New Flyer 8100s start arriving at East in November East Base will start seeing 8100s arrive. The new 8100s at East will push 6800s from East over to North Base, so that North can begin retiring their fleet of 2300s, and eventually some 2600s. New 4600 Proterra fleet to Bellevue base in March/June 2018 8 new Proterra coaches should arrive during the first half of 2018. Needed charging infrastructure at Bellevue Base and Eastgate P&R that should be in place in the June 2018 timeframe, which will allow Metro to fully launch these additional vehicles. In the interim, new 4600s could be used to swap out and retrofit the older 4600s with improved Operator compartments. Bringing the 8 new coaches fully online in June 2018 will allow Metro to “fully electrify” the two routes (226 and 241) that have been partially operated by 40’ battery coaches for the past year. New 7300 Gillig fleet to Bellevue Base in mid-2018 Expect to see 130 new Gilligs arrive and operate out of Bellevue Base replacing the remaining 1100s and 3200s.
  15. Sound Transit

    560 and 574 stop at Bay 2 and 124 stops at Bay 1. 560's stop at 176th serves the route in both directions. I can attest to the confusion.