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Sunday, August 25, 2013

The City of Destiny - real public transit vehicles that aren't 23 years old, don't look like they've gone through a battle zone, and have customer focused amenities rather than hard plastic and metal seats.

Pierce Transit C40LF, led by a Sound Transit D4505

Sound Transit (operated by Pierce Transit) MCI D4505, used for ST Express buses between Tacoma and Seattle

Bombardier bi-level coaches, used for Sounder commuter trains between Tacoma, Seattle and Everett

3 comments:

Jason McHuff said...

I hope you had a nice trip (I'm assuming these are your pictures).

But I don't see any seat pictures. And most TriMet seats aren't plastic or metal.

Also, how much Pierce Transit service has been cut in recent years (my understanding is that it's a lot)?

Lastly, I responded to your comment over on Portland Transport.

Erik H. said...

But I don't see any seat pictures. And most TriMet seats aren't plastic or metal.

Surely, Jason, you're on drugs or something. Maybe just drunk? All of the seats of the 1400 through around 2500 series buses are in fact plastic.

The newer buses are steel.

Ride a bus sometime (and make sure you don't cheat TriMet and pay your fare, don't commit fare evasion and re-used a well-expired transfer) and you'll see for yourself.

Also, how much Pierce Transit service has been cut in recent years

And how much bus service has TriMet gutted in favor of expansion of the MAX and WES system? Regardless Pierce Transit has been able to fully invest in their facilities and vehicles; something TriMet has admitted - at least a dozen times in this document alone - that they have neglected and confirmed things that I have repeatedly said, and you have accused me of falsifying and stretching the truth, but in fact TriMet has 100% validated everything I have said about the bus fleet. (Where's your admittance that I have been right, and you've just been getting into a pissing match with me for the sake of being in a pissing match?)

Lastly, I responded to your comment over on Portland Transport.

That's nice. Do I need to fact check you over there too?

Jason McHuff said...

First of all, there's no need to get all upset.

All of the seats of the 1400 through around 2500 series buses are in fact plastic.

Here's an actual picture of some seats. I see fabric, not plastic. Unless you're talking about the seat frames, which don't matter.

The newer buses are steel.

I'm not seeing people sitting on steel.

Regardless Pierce Transit has been able to fully invest in their facilities and vehicles

And I'm not claiming TriMet's been doing great. But having service, even if vehicles are older, is much better than no service at all.

TriMet certainly hasn't cut 43% of its service (and I'm pretty sure that ballot measure lost).

Oh, and how about this new trolley service they're funding 84% of ($210K out of $250K)?