SEPTA New Flyer XHE40 701 at SEPTA Headquarters in Center City Philadelphia
SEPTA New Flyer XHE40 701 at SEPTA Headquarters in Center City Philadelphia

Virtual Transit Center is bringing back photo of the month instead of featured photos. The photo of the month will be chosen based on community interest as well as a vote. This photo of SEPTA‘s brand new 2024 New Flyer “Xcelsior CHARGE H2” XHE40 #701 was selected, as it represents the beginning of SEPTA’s massive transition to a Zero Emissions Bus (ZEB) fleet by 2040. For SEPTA enthusiasts this represents a big change as last month SEPTA retired their last 100% diesel forty-foot bus.

If you want your photo featured on the site’s homepage, check out the discord server, as we will have competitions every month.

About the author: Dash Verified icon 1

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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