Wednesday, April 10, 2002

ARCHIVES - 4/9/02 & 4/10/02

April 10, 2002

The 5500-series New Flyers are starting to arrive at Wyoming shops. As noted in recent weeks, the first 45 of these buses will be delivered to Frankford, after the fleet numbers are applied to the roof and the radio and farebox are installed.

April 9, 2002

SEPTA is in the process of accepting bids for 86 recently retired Neoplans. With the next wave of mass Neo retirements coming soon upon the arrival of the 5500-series New Flyers, it looks as though they're going to need a little more room at Midvale and Frontier scrap yards...

SEPTA's Capital Budget plan is now on-line at the official SEPTA web site. It seems as though the proposed extension of the R3 from Elwyn to Wawa is in a holding pattern while SEPTA holds it's hands out for big bucks for the "Schuylkill Valley Metro" project (assuming they can avoid the whammy - you have to be a fan of the TV quiz show "Press Your Luck" to get this joke).

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