Members of Metro’s two standing advisory groups, the Transit Advisory Committee and Accessible Services Advisory Committee, got a sneak peak of the RapidRide A Line last week.

They boarded a new RapidRide bus at the King Street Center, which houses Metro’s administrative offices, and were taken to Metro’s South Facilities building, where they saw the new RapidRide shelters being assembled. The tour also included a ride down the A Line corridor and a brief talk by Christopher DeLaurenti, the sound artist chosen to create a work for the A Line (more on this in a later post).

Committee members said they enjoyed the tour and were impressed with the new RapidRide bus and rider facilities.

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Tamar Benzikry-Stern of Public Art 4Culture describes the A Line sound art project and introduces sound artist Christopher DeLaurenti.

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Committee members board the RapidRide bus.
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The driver assists as a member of the Accessible Services Advisory Committee tries out the bus lift.
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A partially completed RapidRide shelter at Metro's South Facilities shop.
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The tour included a sneak preview of RapidRide's real-time arrival signs (see prototype at top of photo).
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Committee members give a prototype shelter a close inspection.
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Sound artist Christopher DeLaurenti, left, discussed his project for the RapidRide A Line.