New Flyer Demo in Center City

According to Creighton Rabs, a New Flyer DE40LF demo painted LACMTA-style orange with the new redesigned front appeared in Center City today. It is believed that this bus was being shown off to SEPTA officials to persuade SEPTA to go back to New Flyer for the next bus order to replace the American Ikarus and NABI 416.08TA fleet which dates back to 1996-1997. The replacements will be delivered in batches of 100 starting in 2008 with options in each year.