Philadelphia, PA – SEPTA‘s Boulevard Direct has a new livery that shows the stops of the Boulevard Direct service, as well as a more “in motion” design featuring icons related to SEPTA.

This isn’t so much a news post, as it is an excuse to show the new livery. Images below. As of right now, buses 8645, 8680, and 8684 have this new livery, but it’s safe to assume the rest will wear it soon.

The Boulevard Direct has been operating since September 2017 and has gone through two major changes. In 2019, NovaBus LFS Artics were taken off the line, in favor of forty-foot buses. With that change, a stop at Southampton Road was added. Now, in 2022, the livery changed to what was shown above.

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I have been with Virtual Transit Center since it's conception as the "Dash Forums" back in 2008. Since then, I have been writing and doing YouTube side by side, focusing both on Transportation and Gaming. Most of my knowledge comes from SEPTA as I lived in Philadelphia for most of my life. As of 2021, I am on YouTube as DashTransit, Dash5155, and TheDashOfficial.

As for the name DashTransit itself, it actually stems from my YouTube channel.

DashTransit was originally called "njt5329" and the channel was just clips of buses. Mostly SEPTA and NJT. A Fujifilm Finepix was used in this era.

Starting in July 2011, the Canon SX130IS camera became the camera of the channel, bringing HD documentary-style videos much like my buddy (trainman1971) did for DVD for many years past. This is when the channel became known as "Transit Action Series"

In May 2012, the original Canon SX130IS retired, and then all videos were recorded off a mobile phone until eventually uploaded proved too difficult due to hardships IRL

Starting in 2017, I used a Canon SX200IS from Bastranz to reboot the channel that otherwise was dead for a whole year prior.

Between April 19th, 2019, and January 21st, 2021, all videos were recorded by a Canon SX710 HS camera. The channel was renamed DashTransit 4/19/19.

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