BUSES SALES USA * Pennsylvania: 525 units - ** Phoenix: 120 new ones - *** 15 special buses for Tampa
* Pennsylvania - SEPTA's $548.6M capital budget includes 525 new buses
-- Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's capital budget for the coming fiscal year includes money for more accurate travel information, improved stations, and more than 500 new buses, all part of a long-term plan to update a system that for years went without needed upgrades... SEPTA's overall budget for the coming year is about $1.4 billion... New vehicles are the single biggest capital expense this year, with $168 million set aside. The budget includes $60 million for 525 new 40-foot buses expected to be delivered between 2017 and 2021 at a total cost of $415 million...
(Photo: Philly's oldest bus) -- Philadelphia, PENN, USA - phillynews, by Jason Laughlin - April 03, 2016
** Arizona - City of Phoenix buys 120 new buses
... The Phoenix Public Transit Department has ordered 120 new buses to serve the city's local routes, the first order for new 40-foot buses since late 2013... The new buses replace existing liquefied natural gas (LNG) buses that average 12 years and 500,000 miles of service, some as old as 18 years with nearly 1 million miles. The buses, built in California by the Gillig Corporation, use compressed natural gas (CNG) and have a fuel range of at least 400 miles, which means most of the new buses would not require daily refueling. The new city wheels also have an enhanced air conditioning system... Each new bus costs $520,000 and is paid for with both federal and county funds...
(Source: KPHO/KTVK - Some of the older buses have almost a million miles on them) -- Phoenix, AZ, USA - KPHO/KTVK - Apr 01, 2016
*** Florida - HART bringing riders new buses soon, wireless service now
Hillsborough County bus riders will have access to 15 new 40-foot buses next year and 13 new special needs vehicles to keep up with growing ridership demands... And as of Monday, all riders have free wireless internet access on Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority buses... The HART board voted Monday to purchase the buses, all replacement vehicles, for a total cost of $8.2 million... The 15 buses are HART’s third order, replacing older vehicles in its 189-bus fleet. Buses like these need to be replaced about every 12 years, HART CEO Katharine Eagan said...
(Photo: HART's new bus) -- Hillsborough County, FL, USA - The Tampa Tribune, by Yvette C. Hammett - April 4, 2016