A peek at the first of the new sbX articulated buses

We’ve just set up an album of photos featuring the first of 14 coaches being assembled at the New Flyer America plant in Crookston, MN.

The sbX articulated bus will be 60 feet long and 8 1/2 feet wide (same width as current Omnitrans buses). The trailer will be connected by a turntable and bellows, similar to that of an accordion, providing the ability to make tight turns.

Scheduled for passenger service in early 2014, sbX will offer faster, more-frequent service with fewer stops (one mile, on average), resulting higher average speeds than fixed route service.

Click here to view more photos from the sbX photo album on Flickr.

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