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Yesterday I made a visit to DC, as well part of northern Virginia during my day trip. Of course, I got some interesting pics on transitfanning side featuring WMATA Metro Bus, DC Circulator and Arlington Transit ART bus with Orion, New Flyer and NABI.


DC Circulator 2003 Van Hool A330 at Union Station , Washington DC


3/21/2015

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WMATA Metrobus 2001 New Flyer C40LF #2353 at H and 7th Street in Chinatown, Washington DC

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WMATA Metro 2002 Neoplan AN460 #5315 at H and 7th Street in Chinatown, Washington DC

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WMATA Metroextra 2006 Orion VII CNG #2670 at Ballston MU Station in Ballston, Virginia

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WMATA Metrobus 2005 Orion VII CNG #2543 at Ballston MU Station in Ballston, Virginia

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WMATA Metrobus Orion VII at Ballston MU Station in Ballston, Virginia

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New WMATA Metrbus 2014 NABI 42-BRT Hybrid #8053 at 7th and H Street in Chinatown, Washington DC

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From my last visit in DC mainly in downtown area at the National Mall and historic landmark area, I don't see any Orion V buses down there anymore either due to weekend service or most of the New Flyer XDE40 and the current new NABI 42-BRT Hybrid buses replaced most of them. Things has changed a lot since my last visit to DC 5 years ago.

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Thanks man! Those 2005 Orion's are especially cool. I was not familiar with those buses before!

Thanks. Those Orions are pretty common in major areas and major cities, like New York, DC ,etc

The whole video compilation from Washington DC Trip 3-21-2015: Featuring Metrobus, Metrorail, and DC Circulator.

Here's the video compilation for WMATA Metrobus and Metrorail as well as DC Circulator from my visit at my DC Trip 3-21-2015

Those NABI 42-BRT Hybrids are becoming more and more common, and they're even can be seen at downtown DC area, like on Route P6 when I seen several of them at Chinatown.

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Thanks. Those Orions are pretty common in major areas and major cities, like New York, DC ,etc

The whole video compilation from Washington DC Trip 3-21-2015: Featuring Metrobus, Metrorail, and DC Circulator.

Here's the video compilation for WMATA Metrobus and Metrorail as well as DC Circulator from my visit at my DC Trip 3-21-2015

Those NABI 42-BRT Hybrids are becoming more and more common, and they're even can be seen at downtown DC area, like on Route P6 when I seen several of them at Chinatown.

Didn't manage to catch any of the new 40 feet Nabi's running on ART, they'll get more this summer. Cool video.

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So do I, but at the time I was there, it was on the weekend. So I didn't expect it would be easy to find them.

The only buses that tend to not come out during the weekend on WMATA seems to be the DE37LFA's and the Neoplan artics.

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Washington Metro has most of their D40LFRs rehabbed and repainted into the current color scheme.

WMATA Metrobus 2006 New Flyer D40LFR #6191 route F4

 

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Safe truck has began which effect everything for MetroRail which means all lines will shut down at 12 am on all days: 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/2016/05/19/562b19c0-1dc2-11e6-9c81-4be1c14fb8c8_story.html?tid=a_inl

Hopefully this shows all transit authority that don't maintenance should not come from the expensive of extension.

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*SafeTrack Surge 2

I rode the Silver Line during the tail-end of Surge 1 and it was absolutely horrible. 18 minute headways, stuffed trains, multiple mid-station stops.

Really shows how little WMATA cared about their system. It's great that maintenance is no longer ignored, since it's been dragged into the spotlight for the moment. We'll see if it holds post-SafeTrack.

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On PMATS from Facebook, one of WMATA's 2016 New Flyer Xcelsior XDE40 made a stop in Philadelphia at SEPTA's Headquarters for display. A preview for SEPTA which has ordered 525 XDE40s as well!

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The boss is considering closing the rail at 12 am on Thursday, and Friday's and 10 pm on Sunday's after safe track:

http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Metro-GM-Proposes-Rails-Earlier-After-SafeTrack-to-Maintain-Safety-388285802.html

I have say that terrible the solution, I personally think they should do maintenance before the system break downs. 

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7 hours ago, Gilligman2010 said:

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (“WMATA”) exercised options for 100 heavy-duty 40-foot New Flyer Xcelsior® compressed natural gas (“CNG”) buses. XN40

https://www.newflyer.com/rss/764-washington,-dc-exercises-options-for-an-additional-100-new-flyer-buses

That is good to hear. 

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