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Old December 21st, 2011, 09:51 PM   #2181
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The Montreal Urban Transit Commission Disbanded?

Anyhow, I can't understand why Montreal itself has never gone for doubledeckers, coz much of the city itself is one of the easiest ones on the eyes around the continent.
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Old December 24th, 2011, 11:07 AM   #2182
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^seawastate provided a link detailing what the acronym MUTCD is.

Let's get back on topic.
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Old December 24th, 2011, 08:07 PM   #2183
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Retrying ...
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Neat I wonder how old's the new livery of the busses there now ...
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Old January 29th, 2012, 09:47 AM   #2184
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The yellow and teal/"blurple"/green colors came with the 1996 Gillig Phantoms.
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Old January 29th, 2012, 11:02 AM   #2185
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Some random stuff from Seattle (King County Metro, Sound Transit, Community Transit)

Seattle gets scared when it snows...For good reason-too many hills.
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One of the new Orion VIIs
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2009 New Flyer DE60LFA on the King County Metro RapidRide B Line
There are 20 2009 DE60LFAs in the fleet. Currently, 18 of them are on RapidRide A Line and two are on B Line. There are 15 2011 DE60LFRs that are also on B Line. More are being delivered for the C and D Line, which are supposed to start in Fall of this year
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DE60LFR 6032 on RapidRide B Line
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King County Metro and Sound Transit have the last non-restyled DE60LFs made. The newest entered service in 2010 for Sound Transit
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Old January 29th, 2012, 11:09 AM   #2186
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Seattle gets scared when it snows...For good reason-too many hills.
Yeah and half an inch of solid ice didn't help neither.
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Old January 29th, 2012, 11:16 AM   #2187
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On the other side of Puget Sound, there is Kitsap Transit. They operate in Kitsap County and have a fleet of 25'-45' coaches.
My favorite are the 1987 Orion 1s. They have seven of them that still run during weekday commuting hours.
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The ones that I get stuck riding most often are the 2010 Arboc Spirit of Mobility coaches.
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Kitsap Transit also operates a passenger only ferry between Port Orchard and Bremerton. Their main boat, the Carlisle II, was built in 1917 and continues to run today. She has had a number of rebuilds, but still has a very unique feel.
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Old January 29th, 2012, 11:17 AM   #2188
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Yeah and half an inch of solid ice didn't help neither.
It was fun to watch though. I just left the car at home and went out for the afternoon..."Interesting" was the word that came to mind.
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Old January 30th, 2012, 09:59 PM   #2189
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Well when I made the regrettable decision to go to work on that Thursday "interesting" wasn't the first thing in my mind. :S
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Old April 19th, 2012, 09:14 AM   #2190
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Looked up the Link University extension.
If memory serves it's 4.1 km from downtown to UW but with only one station inbetween, Capitol Hill. Is that right?
Considering it is going thru one of Seattles most densly populated area I think that's a bit ridiculous. Are they planning anymore stations in the future and building the line to make building a new station or two possible aka "roughing-in" stations?
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Old April 19th, 2012, 07:28 PM   #2191
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Wow that is a seriously cool bus. On how many lines are they operating?
How many such buses do you have in Seattle?
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Old April 19th, 2012, 08:05 PM   #2192
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That's a Community Transit express bus serving along the I-5 corridor, AFAIK there is only one line.
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Old April 19th, 2012, 11:03 PM   #2193
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I think they bought 25 or so. This morning I saw three lined up on one block. No idea how many routes.

Otherwise we have some double-decker tour buses but not many.
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Old May 4th, 2012, 11:44 PM   #2194
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source: http://projects.soundtransit.org/x7374.xml

Brenda TBM close to breakthrough
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Old May 4th, 2012, 11:58 PM   #2195
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In April, construction began on First Hill Streetcar:
2.5 miles
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http://www.seattlestreetcar.org/

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Old May 8th, 2012, 02:47 AM   #2196
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BoltBus to Compete with Amtrak, Horizon Air for Portland-Seattle Travelers

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BoltBus, an intercity express bus company that is very popular in the Northeast, comes to Cascadia with the launching of a Seattle-Portland route beginning May 17. BoltBus and its many competitors (like MegaBus) are popular because of their express service, cheap tickets (10%-30% of an Amtrak ticket and usually cheaper than driving), free wireless access and power outlets, and very comfortable leather seats. The service, commonly known as "curb-side buses" because they pick up and drop off passengers on city streets instead of at traditional terminals.

Portland Afoot has a good summary of the details:

In Portland, BoltBus will operate from 647 SW Salmon Street, two blocks south of Pioneer Courthouse Square. In Seattle, buses will operate from 5th Avenue South and King Street, adjacent to the International District Station.

Advance midday fares from Portland to Seattle will start at $7 including a $1 transaction fee. According to the BoltBus FAQ, “every schedule will sell at least one $1.00 ticket. The $1.00 ticket will be sold at random and generally within the first handful of seats sold. The earlier you book your ticket, the greater your odds are of grabbing a seat for a buck.

BoltBus plans to depart from each of its terminuses at 8:30am, 12:30pm, 2pm, and 6pm. Travel time between the points was estimated at 3 hours 15 minutes to 3½ hours
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Old May 17th, 2012, 02:40 AM   #2197
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Brenda TBM close to breakthrough
And we're done:-

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Sound Transit held a media event underneath Pine Street, next to I-5, this morning, at the site of Brenda’s final breakthrough into the Pine Street Stub Tunnel, from where this photo was taken; local transit dignitaries also made some remarks. The face of the cutter head will be unmounted and rolled to the right (as we look at it) then hoisted up a shaft. The innards of the TBM will be similarly removed, but the shell will be entombed as part of the permanent tunnel wall.

Taken from the Seattle Sound Transit Blog
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Old May 17th, 2012, 11:18 PM   #2198
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cool stuff - crazy how seattle went without LRT or streetcar for decades and than suddenly everything is getting done at once or it so it seems
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Old May 21st, 2012, 05:57 AM   #2199
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I'm glad that the streetcar will stop at Pioneer Square. That may help clear congestion during sporting events as well as make it easier for people to travel by train.

Also, pleasantly surprised by the BoltBus news. A ride to Portland for $7? That's a nice offer
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Old June 2nd, 2012, 03:40 AM   #2200
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Seattle light rail train slices open semi hauling Mountain Dew
By KOMO Staff Published: Jun 1, 2012 at 12:33 PM PDT

SEATTLE - A mountain of Mountain Dew spilled Friday in South Seattle as a light rail train sliced through a semi trailer, cutting it in half.

Crews responded to the scene of the crash, at Martin Luther King Jr. Way and S. Holly Street, at about 9 a.m. after receiving a report of a collision.

There were no injuries.

Officials said the light rail train was southbound and had the green light when the truck driver attempted to turn in front of the train.

The train crashed through the truck's trailer, causing hundreds of cases of Mountain Dew to spill into the street .

Buses are being used to transport passengers between the Mt. Baker station and the Rainier Beach station, and crews expected the cleanup along the tracks to take several hours.

The train car that was damaged will be removed from service for repairs.











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