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The SEPTA Bus Roadeo 2024 was Today, Here is Dash’s Thoughts

The SEPTA Bus Roadeo 2024 was Today, Here is Dash’s Thoughts

Cornwells Heights, PA: The SEPTA 2024 Bus Roadeo was today, and of course DashTransit was there. This particular article is more on my opinions rather than facts and figures. I’ve attended almost every SEPTA Roadeo since 2011, with the exception of 2013, 2016, and 2018. As noted in my SEPTA 2022 bus Roadeo video the…

SEPTA’s Last Diesel Bus Retirement

SEPTA’s Last Diesel Bus Retirement

Philadelphia, PA – Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority celebrated the retirement of their last straight-diesel bus. The celebration took place in front of the SEPTA Headquarters building, where SEPTA sent their last forty-foot straight diesel bus, the New Flyer D40LF, into the sunset, and introduced the riding public to their brand-new hydrogen fuel cell bus. Although…

SEPTA’s Fleet is About to Get Greener

SEPTA’s Fleet is About to Get Greener

Philadelphia, PA – Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) has released their FY 2025 Budget Proposal, and with it comes new greener vehicles. First, let’s give a general overview of what’s to be expected. Existing Diesel-Electric Hybrid Buses to be Converted to Electric As part of their initiative to have a completely zero-emission bus fleet fleet…

SEPTA’s ‘BAE Xcelsiors’ Finally Hit The Streets
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SEPTA’s ‘BAE Xcelsiors’ Finally Hit The Streets

Philadelphia, PA Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)‘s brand new BAE powered New Flyer XDE40s have finally entered revenue service. In November 2021, SEPTA approved the purchase of 220 New Flyer XDE40 hybrid buses, with an additional 120 buses being confirmed to arrive with the FY2024 budget. The first of these 340 buses arrived on SEPTA…

Oakland County, MI Approves Countywide Transit

Oakland County, MI Approves Countywide Transit

Pontiac, MI – On August 10, 2022, Oakland County commissioners have approved a resolution to place a countywide public transit millage tax on ballots throughout the county in the November general election 13-7, Oakland Press reporter Mark Cavitt reported on Twitter. This development marks a dramatic shift in transit attitudes in the county from earlier…