Gillig Phantom 4111
Location: 1st Avenue at Marion Street, Seattle, WA
Operator of Vehicle: King County Metro
Date of Photo: August 3, 2007
King County Metro, the primary transit operator in the Seattle area, has two notable features wtihin its bus fleet. It operates more electric trolley buses, such as the one photographed here, than any other city in the United States other than San Francisco. The trolleybuses, in addition to emitting no emissions, are also able to handle Seattle’s many steep hills more easily than traditionally powered coaches. Seattle also has the second largest articulated bus fleet and one of the largest diesel-electric hybrid bus fleets in the United States.
For more photos of the King County Metro bus fleet, please click here.