Tweet of the Week: OMG, new trolleybuses

Seattle Metro 1990-1 Breda AETB 4231 Olive Way at Summit by Ian Fisher on Flickr.

The days of the old Breda and Phantom electric trolleybuses are numbered. Here’s a sneak peak at one of the new 40-foot low-floor electric trolleybuses. Built by New Flyer, the bus is wrapped in Metro purple and gold. You should start seeing them in regular service come 2015 in both 40-foot and 60-foot variants.

UPDATE: Metro posted some extra photos today on their Facebook page.

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Stephen is an urban planner with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. Stephen lives in Kenmore and primarily covers land use and transportation issues for The Urbanist.