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Interesting. Hope Spokane can sustain it, their downtown was pretty dead when we were there in May a couple of years ago. But that being said they did have some sort of dedicated service run by Flxible Metros.

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Interesting. Hope Spokane can sustain it, their downtown was pretty dead when we were there in May a couple of years ago. But that being said they did have some sort of dedicated service run by Flxible Metros.

They also have a gondola line dating from the 1970s world fair.

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Uploaded half of my Spokane Transit photos from my trip there in July 2012. Did not spot any high floor buses. The oldest buses on the road appeared to be the 1997 New Flyer D40LF's, with the rest of the fleet being made of Gillig Low Floor buses and a small order of NFI D60LF buses.

http://www.kevinsbusrail.com/sta.html for the photos

Here are a few previews, please kindly avoid quoting images.

2005 Gillig Low Floor 35 Foot

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2008 Gillig Low Floor 40 Foot

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2010 Gillig Low Floor Diesel Electric Hybrid 40 Foot

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2009 Gillig Low Floor Diesel Electric Hybrid 30 Foot

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1997 New Flyer D40LF

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Spokane is still working on using electric power for a proposed central city line:

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2014/sep/17/sta-officials-view-companys-latest-electric-bus/

Spokane Transit Authority officials are considering using electric power for a proposed central city line that would run from Browne’s Addition on the west to Spokane Community College on the east, passing through downtown and Gonzaga University.

The initial vision for the central city line was a trolley bus powered by electricity through overhead lines, but STA officials are considering options like the Proterra bus, which would not require overhead lines and would cost less.

The line, which is in the planning stages, would cost more than $70 million and is part of a broader effort to build a high-performance transit network across the Spokane urban area. The improvements would require a sales tax increase. Federal grants could pay for a large portion of the project.

Proterra brought the bus to Spokane as part of a national tour and to show to STA officials who examined it at its operations center on West Boone Avenue.

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According to one of ziggzagzac photo Spokane Transit Authority has gotten ex-OC Transpo D60LF. 12 D60LF are operated by them. What routes do the D60LF operate on?

When I was there in April, all of the artics that I saw were on route 66. Photos are attached of 2262 and 2964. The ex-OC buses are the 2200 series. Three doors are the obvious spotting feature. Spokane also has 2600 and 2900 artics which were purchased new that have only two doors.

Spokane Transit 2262 - Terminal - 22APR14.jpg

Spokane Transit 2964 - 22APR14.jpg

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Thanks to VW scandal, STA to add electric bus to fleet

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2018/dec/20/spokane-transit-authority-to-add-electric-bus-to-i/

VW Diesel-gate money funds electric buses in the state of Washington. Graphics on the following page show who in the state is getting money for electric transit buses (King County getting the most--as is only fair) and also cleaner school buses.

https://ecology.wa.gov/Air-Climate/Air-quality/Vehicle-emissions/VW-state-enforcement-action/VW-state-categories

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