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Detroit DDOT Receives Their First Electric Bus!

Detroit DDOT Receives Their First Electric Bus!

Detroit, MI – Detroit Department of Transportation has received its first 4 electric buses from Proterra. These buses were delivered to the Shoemaker Terminal in eastern Detroit. On August 1st, 2019, the Detroit Department of Transportation (also known as DDOT) and Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (also known as SMART) were awarded $2.6 million…

DART First State’s Gillig Electrics Enter Service
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DART First State’s Gillig Electrics Enter Service

Wilmington, DE – DART First State has placed its fleet of Gillig Low Floor Plus electric buses in service. In September 2021, DART First State has received four Gillig Low Floor Plus electric buses numbered 717-720. Due to various issues such as the buses being incompatible with the current infrastructure, these buses initially did not…

NJ Transit Advances Order of 2022 MCI D4500CTs
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NJ Transit Advances Order of 2022 MCI D4500CTs

Newark, NJ – New Jersey Transit advanced the delivery of the 2022 D4500CT highway coaches from Motor Coach Industries (MCI). There are to be 120 of these buses delivered, which will complete the contract placed in 2016 with MCI. This will be the last and final delivery of the CT model as Motor Coach Industries…

NJ Transit Approves Purchase of 8 Electric Buses
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NJ Transit Approves Purchase of 8 Electric Buses

Newark, NJ – NJ Transit approved a purchase of eight electric buses built from New Flyer Industries. These new electric buses are to operate out of Newton Avenue garage which is in Camden NJ, with a pilot arriving in mid-2022. These new buses will be the New Flyer XE40 model with the Siemens electric propulsion…

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…

SEPTA New Flyer Xcelsior/Proterra Catalyst Delivery Status
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SEPTA New Flyer Xcelsior/Proterra Catalyst Delivery Status

This post is to keep track of all the New Flyer Xcelsiors and Proterra Catalyst buses arriving on SEPTA’s property. Last Updated on July 28th, 2021 New Flyer Xcelsior XDE40 Numbers: 3000-3524 delivered as of May 23rd, 2021,Order complete 20163000 – Callowhill Depot 2017New Flyer Xcelsior:3001-3059 – Callowhil Depot3060-3084 – Victory Depot3085-3101 – Southern Depot…

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,…