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SEPTA’s Historic Trolley Cars Return to Girard Avenue

SEPTA’s Historic Trolley Cars Return to Girard Avenue

Philadelphia, PA: After over four years of being out of service for repair, SEPTA’s fleet of historic Presidential Conference Committee (PCC) trolley cars have finally returned to the rails today, June 16th, 2024. In February 2020, SEPTA pulled all eighteen PCC-II trolley cars out of service due to, at the time, only 4 being in…

SEPTA Bus Revolution, Approved!

SEPTA Bus Revolution, Approved!

Philadelphia, PA: After years of revisions, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, or SEPTA, has finally approved the “Bus Revolution” which aims to revamp the entire SEPTA bus network, something that hasn’t properly been done since SEPTA was created. These changes will take place starting in June 2025, and continue through the fall of 2025. Contents• Eliminated Routes• Unmodified…

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…