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  1. King County Metro - Seattle, Washington

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

    https://seattletransitblog.com/2011/07/04/improving-route-16/#attachment_26038 Scroll down to the "NE Northgate Way" header
  3. 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?
  4. King County Metro - Seattle, Washington

    8188 maybe? Aznichiro115 spotted 8138 as blue.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. King County Metro - Seattle, Washington

    Looks to me like a reflection of a room that has a projector mounted from the ceiling. This is on 4th Ave S right where 2nd Ave Ext S meets so that would make it Union Station.
  8. King County Metro - Seattle, Washington

    I was hoping the conversation would go the way of "the route stayed the same until the 90s..." but alas, routes changed. For anyone who is doing research on routes in the late 90s until now, The Wayback Machine may help. You can view archived webpages by knowing the URL. There's no search, and sometimes URLs aren't saved or don't work, but if you're patient (or super curious) it works well. For the older stuff, try starting with Metro's old domain: metrokc.gov http://web.archive.org/web/19980101000000*/transit.metrokc.gov
  9. Sound Transit

    Also strange that they aren't proposing any service expansions or reductions.
  10. Sound Transit

    The 2018 draft SIP is here. Check page 242 for all your fleet changes. 2017-2018 will see the retirement of 9200, the original (2004) DE60LFs, and the 2005 Gilligs. Good riddance to 9600-9621; they smell terrible inside.
  11. King County Metro - Seattle, Washington

    Lots of interesting (to me at least) architectural/technical design info there. Not sure what used radios have to do with any of it.
  12. King County Metro - Seattle, Washington

    Much more technical information on page 242 of this document.
  13. King County Metro - Seattle, Washington

    I found a cache today that included 8199. It was green. So going off the list of 8100 ~ 8116 and 8150 ~ 8199 being green and 8117 ~ 8138 being blue, I'd say there's little chance of there being much else.
  14. King County Metro - Seattle, Washington

    Metro claimed that the floor structure changed from the DE60LFR -> XDE60, and because of that structural change, they were unable to retain the same "open" layout.