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SEPTA Approves the Purchase of 220 New Flyer Hybrids
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SEPTA Approves the Purchase of 220 New Flyer Hybrids

Philadelphia, PA: Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) has approved the purchase of 220 new hybrid buses from New Flyer industries. After an order of 525 New Flyer Xcelsiors, for a total of 1,708 New Flyer Buses built for SEPTA so far, it’s no surprise that SEPTA would continue to work with New Flyer for a…

WMATA 7000 Series Pulled from Service

WMATA 7000 Series Pulled from Service

Washington DC – Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority – or WMATA has pulled all their Kawasaki-built 7000 series cars from service at 5 am today. Following a major derailment on the Blue line that occurred on October 12th, the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission or WMSC instructed that all Kawasaki-built 7000 series cars were pulled from…

Opinion: “SEPTA Metro” is a Step in the Right Direction

Opinion: “SEPTA Metro” is a Step in the Right Direction

SEPTA Metro is SEPTA’s new wayfinding program, which aims to rebrand the SEPTA Rail Transit system. The plan is truly a step in the right direction, but it’s fundamentally flawed in execution. This article will show suggestions for the right execution to encourage new riders without alienating present riders. Routes The colors and symbols/labels introduced…

SEPTA Unveils New “SEPTA Metro” Wayfinding System
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SEPTA Unveils New “SEPTA Metro” Wayfinding System

Today, September 7th, 2021, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) unveiled a new wayfinding system, named SEPTA Metro, which aims to completely overhaul how riders identify lines and services. SEPTA Metro would begin by renaming lines to match more identifying symbols and colors rather than names and numbers. Here’s a rundown of what is to change,…

Transit YouTube Shoutout Competition
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Transit YouTube Shoutout Competition

Are you a transit Youtuber looking to expand your audience? Well look no further than here, we’re having a competition where the winner gets a shoutout. How to Submit? In order to submit, you must join our discord server, and post your channel in the “shoutout-competition” channel (under YouTube). That’s all. How to win? I…

SEPTA Capacity Limits Lifted
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SEPTA Capacity Limits Lifted

After a year of operating buses and trains with limited capacity, the limits are finally lifted. Passengers and riders can now board buses as normal without worrying about the capacity limits. Starting April 15th, 2020, SEPTA buses, trains, and trolleys were operating with limited capacity. According to SEPTA, the limits were at follows: Thirty-foot buses…