New Flyer contracted to build hybrids for SEPTA

On September 27, 5844H was parked in front of SEPTA headquarters.  Hanging on it was a banner, stating "400 New clean air buses, 400 New reasons to breathe".  This was was announcing the SEPTA board's decision to order 400 new New Flyer DE40LF(R)s to replace the NABIs.  This order will take 4 years, with 100 buses being delivered each year.  There's also an option for 20 additional hybrids to be delivered each year as well.
Interestinly enough, the order will not come in 2009…but in 2008! The first of the production buses are going to be delivered in July!  The demo will arrive in March.  Get ready to breathe!