Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Heads up in the Seattle Transit Tunnel

Looking for a practical tip? Here's one: Watch out for the bus mirrors in the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel. The floor of the tunnel was lowered eight inches to make the platform even with the new bus floors for all users, even those using a wheelchair. But drivers have notice this also puts the buses mirrors in an awkward spot. To avoid mirror vs. head injuries, the platform has a big yellow stripe people are supposed to stand behind and the Metro has added warning signs, a PA system announcement and even flashing strobe lights to the mirrors. "We're confident this will help us operate safely," said Mike Lemeshko, supervisor of transit safety for Metro. "We don't want to bonk anyone." (Bus mirror photo by Kenn Kiser via


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