User:Zortan

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Zortan
King County Metro 2808-b.jpg
Location: Vancouver, BC & Seattle, Washington
Description: Transit enthusiast, planespotter, environmentalist
Social Media Platforms:
Instagram

About Me

Unlike many on this site, my obsession with transit didn't start until my mid-teens. For most of my early years, I rarely, if ever rode transit. For the first 6 years of my life, growing up near Seattle, I remember riding King County Metro just once or twice. However, in grade 10 I started taking the school bus and public transit to and from school. And while the bus was rarely on time and sometimes took longer than driving, I still enjoyed the experience. Soon, I got into environmentalism and realized the role that transit must play in a sustainable future. This led to me getting absolutely obsessed with public transit, and I started devouring all the information I could about it, as well as going out to take pictures of buses and ride buses outside of my regular commute.

Transit Agencies I've Ridden so far

  • Translink - Metro Vancouver, BC (Home Agency)
  • BC Transit - British Columbia (Whistler, Pemberton Valley, Victoria, Chilliwack & Central Fraser Valley)
  • King County Metro - Seattle, WA
  • Everett Transit - Everett, WA
  • Pierce Transit - Tacoma, WA
  • Community Transit - Snohomish County, WA
  • Sound Transit - Puget Sound, WA
  • Metropolitan Transportation Authority - New York, NY
  • Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority - Boston, MA
  • San Diego Metropolitan Transit System - San Diego, CA
  • Jefferson Transit - Jefferson County, WA
  • Kitsap Transit - Kitsap County, WA


Photography

Photos can be found on my Instagram

Equipment: I take most of my photos using a Nikon D800 camera.

Buses Ridden

These are the bus types I've ridden on:

Coast Mountain Bus Company:

  • New Flyer XD40
  • New Flyer XN40
  • New Flyer XE40
  • New Flyer D40LF
  • New Flyer C40LFR
  • New Flyer D40LFR
  • New Flyer D60LFR
  • New Flyer DE60LFR
  • New Flyer XDE60 (RapidBus and Regular)
  • Nova Bus LFS (2nd and 3rd Generation)
  • Nova Bus LFS HEV (3rd and 4th Generation)
  • Nova Bus LFSe (4th Generation)
  • Nova Bus LFS Suburban (4th Generation)
  • Orion V
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro500
  • New Flyer E40LFR
  • New Flyer E60LFR
  • Arboc Mobility 28
  • Arboc Freedom 27
  • Girardin G5

West Vancouver Municipal Transit:

  • New Flyer XD40
  • Nova Bus LFS (2nd and 3rd Generation)
  • Arboc Mobility 28
  • New Flyer D40LF

BC Transit:

  • New Flyer XN40 (Whistler, Victoria)
  • New Flyer H40LFR (Whistler)
  • TransBus Trident (Victoria)
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro500 (Victoria)
  • Grande West Vicinity CNG (Victoria)
  • New Flyer D40LF (Victoria, CFV)
  • NovaBus LFS (CFV, Chilliwack)
  • NovaBus LFS Suburban (Pemberton Valley)

King County Metro:

  • New Flyer XDE40
  • New Flyer XDE60
  • New Flyer XT40
  • New Flyer XT60
  • New Flyer DE60LFR
  • New Flyer DE60LFA
  • New Flyer DE60LF
  • Orion VII NG HEV
  • Gillig Low Floor HEV
  • Proterra Catalyst
  • Arboc Spirit of Liberty
  • StarTrans President LF

Pierce Transit:

  • Gillig Low Floor HEV
  • Gillig Low Floor CNG
  • New Flyer C30LF
  • New Flyer C40LF
  • New Flyer C40LFR

Sound Transit:

  • New Flyer D60LFR
  • New Flyer DE60LFR
  • New Flyer XD60
  • New Flyer XDE60
  • New Flyer DE60LF
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro500
  • Gillig BRT HEV
  • Gillig BRT CNG
  • MCI D4500
  • Gillig Phantom

Everett Transit:

  • Orion V
  • Gillig BRT
  • Proterra Catalyst
  • Proterra ZX5

Community Transit:

  • Alexander Dennis Enviro500
  • New Flyer D40LFR
  • New Flyer D60LF
  • New Flyer DE60LFA
  • Gillig BRT

Jefferson Transit:

  • Gillig Low Floor

Kitsap Transit:

  • Gillig Low Floor