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Old August 22nd, 2007, 09:53 PM   #41
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Septa News: http://www.philadelphiatransitvehicles.cjb.net/news.php

Transfers are here to stay

Judge DiVito ruled in favor of the city, and SEPTA is required to continue to sell transfers at 60 cents a piece. SEPTA, however, is not happy, and is going to appeal to the Commonwealth Court.

More info here: http://www.philly.com/philly/hp/news..._continue.html
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 04:35 PM   #42
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Despite having a great time in Philadelphia, the one thing that surprised me the most (besides the intense sense of contrast) was the public transit system. Probably one of the worst I've ever seen!
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Old August 24th, 2007, 04:25 AM   #43
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Despite having a great time in Philadelphia, the one thing that surprised me the most (besides the intense sense of contrast) was the public transit system. Probably one of the worst I've ever seen!
It's not that bad. We have three subways (2 Septa, one is Patco), trains that take you to the suburbs or another state (NJ or DE), eight trolley routes (6 in the city, 2 in the suburbs), plenty of bus routes, the Norristown High Speed Line, two trackless trolley routes, New Jersey Transit trains to Atlantic City, NJT buses, and the Riverline to Trenton and then connections to New York.

It's just that Septa is run badly. It could be worse. We didn't have any service cutbacks, only the transfer thing.
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Old August 24th, 2007, 04:54 AM   #44
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nice, you guys are using the same trolleys as Vancouver.
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Old August 24th, 2007, 05:26 AM   #45
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Hey, Philadelphia's transit struck me really neat -- one of the reasons why I'm so looking forward to exploring the city there (too large, lived too far away) -- trolleys zipping past backyards certainly can't be beaten as far as riding 'round goes, really neat (only watched one halt, didn't board).

See you, massively mysterious Philly! Something 'bout you there!
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Hey, Philadelphia's transit struck me really neat -- one of the reasons why I'm so looking forward to exploring the city there (too large, lived too far away) -- trolleys zipping past backyards certainly can't be beaten as far as riding 'round goes, really neat (only watched one halt, didn't board).

See you, massively mysterious Philly! Something 'bout you there!
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Old September 29th, 2007, 06:08 AM   #47
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400 New Flyer Hybrids replacing Nabi's!!!!

http://www.septa.org/news/press_releases/20070927a.html

Purchase of 400 Hybrid Buses Over Four Years will Give SEPTA One of the Largest Hybrid Bus Fleets in Nation, Significantly Reducing Emissions

PHILADELPHIA – September 27, 2007 – At its regular monthly meeting the SEPTA Board today approved the purchase of 400 new diesel-electric hybrid 40-foot low floor buses from New Flyer of America, Inc. for a contract price of $212,387,236.00. Adding the 400 new buses to the 32 diesel-electric hybrid buses already in the Authority’s fleet will make SEPTA the operator of one of the largest public transit hybrid bus fleets in the country. It will also mark a significant step in SEPTA’s efforts to build and maintain one of the greenest, most energy-efficient large-city public transportation systems in the nation.

The purchase requires delivery of 100 buses per year for each of the calendar years of 2008 through 2011. In addition, an option order can be placed for 20 additional buses per year for a possible total order of 480 buses, increasing the total contract price for the purchase to $253,604,276.00. The first pilot bus is scheduled for delivery in March 2008 and the first production bus in July 2008. SEPTA will introduce the new hybrid buses into its bus fleet as the agency retires existing buses that have reached their twelve-year life cycle.

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Old October 21st, 2007, 09:47 PM   #48
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Something about the design of this vehicle tells me that Philly's expecting its hottest summers
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Unfortunately, it is not an extension, they are rebuilding the Elevated line that already exists on Market Street in West Philly.
Yea, Philadelphia's subway hasn't seen much expansion in recent decades.

It would be nice if a good chunk of the stimulus bucks get to older cities like Philly, Boston, NYC, Chicago that have older subways in need of expansions.
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they should bring a good chunk to cities in general. The population centers, always getting left out.
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Old August 18th, 2009, 05:11 AM   #51
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Population centers get left out? I have a rail line from my town into philly & one wealthy family is holding up re-activation. Have some tea with them apples.

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Old February 22nd, 2010, 08:15 PM   #52
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PHILADELPHIA | Public Transport

good ol philly. All pics are mines.

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Old February 22nd, 2010, 08:38 PM   #53
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Thans for pictures. But trolleybuses?
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Old February 22nd, 2010, 09:30 PM   #54
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They're the most unusual looking trains/trolleys/buses I've ever seen.
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Nice pictures , wheres my pictures of the New Regional Rail fleet?
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Heres Some Videos

SEPTA El Ride 13-11th Streets



Philly: El ride - 2nd Street to Allaganey Ave. view K&A at END.



Subway, Septa, MFL, Philadelphia Somerset to 5th

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Thans for pictures. But trolleybuses?
Oh yeah i forgot the trolleybuses


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Wrong thread, sorry.

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Wrong thread, sorry.

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Old March 5th, 2010, 02:55 PM   #60
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Wrong thread, sorry.

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