Orion VIII

King County Metro - Seattle, Washington

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Yesterday, King County Metro, another transit which is developing Rapid link in Seattle, showed its first rapid bus.

here is the link that you may take a look of the bus

http://www.kingcounty.gov/transportation/k...drideevent.aspx

Another news which is also about Rapid link in Seattle is Community Transit unveiled its new Rapid link bus stop.

Here is the link of the news

http://www.commtrans.org/News/New.cfm?id=1321

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Yesterday, King County Metro, another transit which is developing Rapid link in Seattle, showed its first rapid bus.

here is the link that you may take a look of the bus

http://www.kingcounty.gov/transportation/k...drideevent.aspx

That looks almost identical to Long Beach Transit's new paint scheme (well, at least from the front), minus the white swoosh.

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Thanks MT0603 for sharing your photos with us. ;)

On the other hand, you guys can click this link to take a look of Community Transit's one.

http://www.commtrans.org/Projects/Images/Swift_bus.jpg

I would like to ask if anyone knows/sees where these two buses are repectively now

can anyone report that? :)

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Thanks MT0603 for sharing your photos with us. ;)

On the other hand, you guys can click this link to take a look of Community Transit's one.

http://www.commtrans.org/Projects/Images/Swift_bus.jpg

I would like to ask if anyone knows/sees where these two buses are repectively now

can anyone report that? :)

They're not my photos.

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I would like to ask if anyone knows/sees where these two buses are repectively now

can anyone report that? :D

6000 when I saw it had already had the Rapid Ride decals removed. My understanding is that it will be used in regular service for a bit eventually, before the production buses are delivered.

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Here are some photos I found on Flickr of the Community Transit DE60LFA in Winnipeg. The photos are not mine and I am simply providing a link to them.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8982627@N05/3...in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8982627@N05/3...in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8982627@N05/3...in/photostream/

Chris Cassidy

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Here are some photos I found on Flickr of the Community Transit DE60LFA in Winnipeg. The photos are not mine and I am simply providing a link to them.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8982627@N05/3...in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8982627@N05/3...in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8982627@N05/3...in/photostream/

Chris Cassidy

Looks great! Is that a Luminator Titan I see?

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Unless I missed it during my search, there is no thread for general discussion for KC Metro that I have found. So here it is.

Does anyone know how many DE60LF's are in this latest order? The 2008's are 6813-6834 and the 2009's are 6835+. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

As well, I have added 64 new photos to my KC Metro Photo Gallery on my website here: http://www.busdrawings.com/Transit/washing...attle/index.htm

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Interesting! I wonder why they didn't go with DE40LF/Rs.

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Could this possibly be a sign that New Flyer is producing at it's top capacity and the backlog has grown too long that there is now no opportunity to get any more buses on the production line? Logic would be for KCM to go with New Flyer (or possibly Gillig as mentioned) due to the standardization of parts?

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At least KCM is replacing the Gilligs for these Orions. B)

It could be as daimlerbuses, said that New Flyer is so backlogged with orders and that KCM didn't want to wait. They wanted to use their share of the stimulus funds right away to modernize their fleet.

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Say goodbye to the Gillig as they are the only couple of system have ordered rear window which Gillig was refused the first time.

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I am suprised that this went to Orion as well. I do like the Orion VII-NG though.

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Say goodbye to the Gillig as they are the only couple of system have ordered rear window which Gillig was refused the first time.

why did metro get rear windows in the gilligs?

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Does anyone know how many DE60LF's are in this latest order? The 2008's are 6813-6834 and the 2009's are 6835+. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

6850 is in service right now on the 194.

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why did metro get rear windows in the gilligs?

That's the way they spec. it as they don't buy a/c, but nowadays they do.

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why did metro get rear windows in the gilligs?

Monterey-Salinas Transit of California also has Gilligs with rear windows, for the record.

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