[Talk-transit] Trolley bus overhead wires

Alex S. maps at swavely.com
Fri Aug 14 23:15:40 BST 2009

Frankie Roberto wrote:
> Maybe this calls for a Trolleybus project? :-)

Washington's King County Metro runs trolley buses as a major portion* of 
their Public Transit infrastructure within Seattle.  Plus, they run 
dual-power buses (part of the route is run with diesel power, part with 
overhead electric power).

(* Could be as much as a fifth of their routes)

(from their website: "Metro operates a fleet of about 1,300 vehicles -- 
including standard and articulated coaches, electric trolleys, 
dual-powered buses, hybrid diesel-electric buses and streetcars[..]" 
http://transit.metrokc.gov/am/metro.html )

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