Jul 16, 2015
Starting Monday, July 20 contractors will begin work on the platform at Ash Way Park & Ride. Demo and construction work will take place from 9 p.m. – 4:15 a.m. for up ...
Jul 1, 2015
Effective July 2, Stop 1017 at NB Hwy 99 & 205th/244th will be closed for construction. We do not know how long the closure will last. During this time, please use the f...
Apr 24, 2015
When the Mariners play weekday home games, buses into and out of Seattle are often delayed. The delays often get worse on later trips. Plan ahead. View the Mariners schedule...
Mar 1, 2015
Possible Delays During Unscheduled Closures of I-405 Ramp Due to ongoing construction of the I-405 ramps in Bellevue, Kirkland and Bothell, all Route 535 trips occuring afte...
Feb 13, 2015
Construction has closed N. 200th St. between Aurora Village Transit Center and Aurora Ave (Hwy 99). This construction will take place all hours until late August or Septemb...
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Click on the Double Tall above to see our most up-to-date list of of trips that usually have a Double Tall assigned to them. Please note that it's not a guarantee, but these are the most likely places to find a Double Tall.
There are now 23 Double Tall double decker buses specially built for Community Transit operating on Snohomish County roads.
Another 17 Double Talls are on order and will be replacing the oldest articulated buses in our commuter fleet in 2015.
Beyond that, another five expansion Double Talls are on the way to add more seats to many of our 400-series routes serving trips to downtown Seattle. That's a total of 45 Double Talls -- the second largest fleet of double deckers in the U.S.!
The current fleet of double decker buses are 42 feet long and 14 feet tall. They seat 77 passengers – 49 upstairs, 28 downstairs – plus have designated standing room. At times, there are more than 100 riders on a single Double Tall!
Compared to the 60-foot, 60-seat buses they replaced, Double Talls seat more passengers in less road space, easing crowding on popular commuter routes as well as on Seattle streets and at Community Transit’s Kasch Park base in Everett.
A mix of federal and state funding has paid for most of the cost of these buses. Because of their ability to ease congestion on I-5 between Snohomish County and Seattle, Double Talls score well in Washington Regional Mobility Grant funding competitions.
The Double Tall buses require less maintenance (since there’s no joint in the middle) and use less fuel than the articulated buses, and they handle better in snowy road conditions when articulated buses are usually removed from service.
The Double Talls are made by Alexander Dennis Ltd., the same company that makes the famous London double deckers. Community Transit’s decision to buy these buses required the Scotland-based bus manufacturer to contract with a plant in the United States so the buses could meet federal Buy America standards, a requirement for the federal money which helped pay for the buses.