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Old December 19th, 2011, 10:11 AM   #1481
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Some pictures of the different modes of public transportation in Seattle.

Trains

Light Rail LRT:
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Streetcar (Tram) with monorail:
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Commuter Rail:
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Buses

Double Decker:
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Electric (Trolley Bus):
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Diesel Buses:
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Ferry

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Water Taxi:
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Old December 19th, 2011, 06:36 PM   #1482
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Have to say that I love the monorail, but that SOB really rocks on the turns! LOL, when I rode it I saw strollers (the kids were not in them) falling and people that do not sit really have to hold on.

Contrast that to the LR and street car....those are smooth as butter.

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Old December 19th, 2011, 10:23 PM   #1483
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it is legal to cross the solid white line for HOV access.
That's queer, to be undermining a solid for reasons of traffic volume over safety all while clear, inspiring HOV-lane signage ought to be the instructive way ...
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Old December 20th, 2011, 03:00 AM   #1484
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I believe that is incorrect. You're allowed to cross the single white line. In a few areas, there are double white lines with signs explicitly saying that its illegal to cross the double lines. Otherwise, everyone getting on at each exit in the city limits wouldn't be able to get to the HOV lanes...
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Old December 20th, 2011, 09:32 PM   #1485
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The highway 167 HOT lines have double white lines preventing people from crossing due to tolling requirements.
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Old December 21st, 2011, 01:43 AM   #1486
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You're allowed to cross the single solid white line
That's the queerness.
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Old December 21st, 2011, 09:49 AM   #1487
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You're allowed to cross the single solid white line

That's the queerness.
The MUTCD for the US does not prohibit crossing a single solid white lane, only discourages it. Only a double solid white line expressively prohibits crossing. However, since the MUTCD does not provide explicit rules for this, each state has its own rules regarding whether it is legal to cross a solid white line.

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A single solid white line is used for a variety of lines that drivers should be discouraged from crossing in "normal" situations but which drivers do need to cross in some situations. An example is the "edge line"---the line that separates the rightmost travel lane from the shoulder. The single solid white line discourages crossing onto the shoulder but does not prohibit it because it is obviously desirable and/or necessary to cross it in some situations, such as an emergency stop.
See Quoted from MUTCD Faqs

I feel that we are straying a bit from the main topic on public transportation and this would probably be more appropriate in the highways section.
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Old December 21st, 2011, 09:51 PM   #1488
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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   #1489
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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   #1490
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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   #1491
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Retrying ...

The yellow and teal/"blurple"/green colors came with the 1996 Gillig Phantoms.
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Old January 29th, 2012, 11:02 AM   #1492
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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   #1493
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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   #1494
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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   #1495
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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   #1496
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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, 08:14 AM   #1497
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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, 06:28 PM   #1498
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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, 07:05 PM   #1499
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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, 10:03 PM   #1500
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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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