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SEPTA Board approves a contract for new buses

The SEPTA Board approved the purchase of 155 60-foot articulated and 90 40-foot hybrid buses from Nova Bus as part of its bus fleet replacement program on Thursday. The buses supplied…

    • A new entrance to Fern Rock envisioned by DVRPC.

DVRPC releases plan to make Fern Rock work better

Fern Rock Transportation Center is too big for its own good.The North Philadelphia facility ― a key transfer point between SEPTA buses, regional rail and the Broad Street Line ― was…

SEPTA proposes flat capital budget for 2013

The authority’s bus purchase program, costing $59 million, is the most expensive item in the budget, with $53 million allocated to vehicle overhauls and another $53 million going toward debt service.…

SEPTA splits up the Route C

The SEPTA Board Thursday voted to split up the Route C bus, which runs down Broad Street, into two routes.The new routes, 4 and 11, will run according to two…

City wins stimulus grant for smart traffic signals

The city is receiving a $10 million federal stimulus grant to put in new high-tech traffic signals ― $6 million less than it requested.The traffic signals will employ transit…

    • SEPTA wins $20 million in competitive grants

SEPTA wins $20 million in competitive grants

SEPTA has snagged two competitive federal grants totaling $20 million.The cash-strapped transit agency won a $15-million Federal Transit Administration grant that will, with a local match, go toward purchasing about…

    • City wants feds to help pay for smarter signals on busy routes

City wants feds to help pay for smarter signals on busy routes

The city is gunning for a $16 million federal stimulus grant to help implement transit signal priority systems on three heavily traveled SEPTA routes.The grant would cover half the cost…

    • SEPTA restores South Philly bus stops taken away in experiment

SEPTA restores South Philly bus stops taken away in experiment

Six months after starting an unprecedented bus stop consolidation experiment, the stops are coming back to South Philadelphia. The city and SEPTA have agreed to restore a series of South Philadelphia…

    • A look at SEPTA's service plan. Riders will be seeing two new bus routes

A look at SEPTA's service plan. Riders will be seeing two new bus routes

At its last meeting, the SEPTA Board approved several changes to city and suburban bus routes.While the changes were fairly routine, they involve the discontinuation of routes 95 and 314…

    • SEPTA to award smart card consulting contract

SEPTA to award smart card consulting contract

SEPTA got one step closer toward implementing a new fare card system Thursday, when the SEPTA Board's administration committee reviewed a $9.2 million consulting contract with LTK Engineering Services.Project head…

    • A conceptual drawing of the new bus shelters proposed in the study.

Bringing BRT to Philadelphia

Bus Rapid Transit can be found in cities as diverse as Los Angeles and Santiago, Chile.Now, a BRT-like service is being proposed for Delaware and Chester counties in a new…

    • A look at TransitView, SEPTA's new real-time information system for bus and trolley riders.

SEPTA unveils real-time tools for bus and trolley riders

Regional rail riders have been able to get real-time information about their trains since 2009.Now, bus and trolley riders have the same ability.SEPTA unveiled TransitView Thursday morning, which is…

    • Transit First pilot program to hit streets next month

Transit First pilot program to hit streets next month

It's been more than a year in the making, but Transit First is about to hit the streets of Philadelphia. The city and SEPTA have chosen Route 47 to be the…

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