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RIPTA’s Electric Buses are Good to Go!

RIPTA’s Electric Buses are Good to Go!

Providence, RI – Rhode Island Public Transit Authority, RIPTA, performed their inaugural run of the electric buses today. Earlier in the year, RIPTA announced that they would be leasing three electric buses from Proterra using $1.44 million dollars in federal settlement money. These buses would be the Proterra Catalyst BE40 model and the first electric…

DART First State Goes 45 Feet into The Future
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DART First State Goes 45 Feet into The Future

After about three years of extensive testing, DART First State of Delaware places new 45 foot coaches into service on routes 301 and 305. These coaches are 2012 MCI D4500CT’s and they are replacing older coaches built-in 1999 by Motor Coach Industries. DART’s new state-of-the-art coaches made their debut runs today, April 2nd, 2012, on…

SEPTA Awards Contract to NovaBus
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SEPTA Awards Contract to NovaBus

SEPTA, aka Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, awarded a 3-year contract to NovaBus for 90 forty-foot buses and 155 sixty-foot buses. Of the 155 sixty-foot buses, 70 are to be sixty-foot hybrid articulated buses, and 85 are to be sixty-foot clean diesel articulated buses to NovaBus. SEPTA may later secure funding to get 85 hybrid sixty-foot…

Newton Avenue Gets new batch of NABIs
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Newton Avenue Gets new batch of NABIs

New Jersey Transit‘s Newton Avenue garage gets yet another batch of NABI Transits. This batch actually has multiple purposes, and retiring buses one for one isn’t on their agenda! These new NABIs that are coming in (5907-5918,  5924-5928 so far) are serving multiple tasks for Newton Avenue Garage. First, they are going to, in turn,…

NJ Transit Modernization Project
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NJ Transit Modernization Project

According to a recent press release from NJ Transit, it has undergone major fleet replacements and expansion as well as rail track, signal, and other equipment improvement and replacement. To start, New Jersey Transit is ordering new trains, including an order of 100 Multilevel cars and 10 more ALP-45DP Dual Mode locomotives. These will replace the…

SEPTA Goes Restyled
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SEPTA Goes Restyled

According to some reliable sources on Philadelphia Transit Forums, SEPTA has confirmed the order of New Flyer DE40LFRs after a long wave of SEPTA only ordering diesel/diesel-electric buses in the original style. These new hybrids will be arriving this year, and the Pilot buses 8340 and 8341 will arrive in March 2010. For transit fans in…