SEPTA Unveils New Buses Featuring USB Charging Ports, Other Features

SEPTA showcased its new bus model -- the 2017 New Flyer Xcelsior XDE40 -- in front of the the public transit service's headquarters on Thursday. Here are some of the innovative features the new vehicles will possess.

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SEPTA unveiled its newest bus model in front of their headquarters in Center City Thursday.
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The new models will include two USB charging ports in between every passenger seat.
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The upgraded vehicles will also feature TV screens inside for news, travel information and weather.
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SEPTA purchased 525 of these hybrid 40-foot buses as part of the bus replacement program.
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The public transit service also purchased 25 40-foot electric buses.
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The electric buses will be deployed on Routes 29 and 79 in South Philadelphia late this year, Andrew Busch, SEPTA's chief press officer said.
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