So the King County Transit Police are being rebranded with a new color scheme. I don’t recall ever seeing one of these cars, but it may be because there wasn’t a unique color scheme, so bravo.
However, I’m only being slightly facetious when I wonder why the Transit Police have cars at all. If Transit Police generally used the bus to get around, it would slow down response times but also would certainly boost the sense of security and incidence of low-level problems across the system. That’s the kind of thing that makes many people afraid to ride the 7 at night.
I live in the Rainier Valley, so I’ve ridden my share of sketchy bus routes. If I’ve ever shared a bus with transit cops, I didn’t notice.