Hi Folks: This posting comes from BusChat by Transit ChuckG. See below. It looks like that Philadelphia's last three trackless trolley lines in north Philadelphia are about to come history in the next few years if the Proterra electric buses with strong batteries are successful. This will leave only Boston as the only trolleybus operator in the Northeast. The United States current trolleybus cities are: Boston, Philadelphia, Dayton, Ohio, San Francisco and Seattle. Indianapolis, Spokane Washington and Montreal Quebec expressed interest in setting up new systems but I do not know the status of these proposals. It is sorry to hear bad news that a traditional trolleybus line or streetcar line is in danger.
Septa Trackless Trolleys
Posted by TransitChuckG on Thu Jul 27 06:44:30 2017Latest rumor:
News on the trackless General Overhaul program, there will be none. They are letting these play out here for 12 years, they have to, because they were bought with federal funds, and waiting to see how the Proterra electric buses work.If they work out well, they're buying them for the three NE. trackless lines, these trackless trolleys are history. The 59, 66, & 75 will be Proterras. Septa's first nail in the coffin was not buying enough trackless for the 29 & 79 back in 2007.