PlanPhilly

Articles

You are viewing 93 articles with the tag SEPTA by the author Christine Fisher

    • West Trenton Station, Photo by Neal Santos

Roadwork roundup: Summer transportation construction projects

Every once in a while PlanPhilly tracks down all of the entities leading transportation construction projects around the city. Since summer is an especially busy time for that work, we decided…

    • Dilworth Plaza should be completed in the fall of 2014. Photo courtesy of Center City District

Mid-year review: 2014 transportation predictions

This winter PlanPhilly looked ahead at 2014 and noted four exciting transportation-related projects scheduled for completion: SEPTA's New Payment Technology (NPT), bike share, the Schuylkill River Boardwalk and the Dilworth Plaza…

    • SEPTA's current hub-and-spoke network provides a one-seat ride to Center City from many far-flung sections of the city.

SEPTA New Payment Technology more than a year behind schedule

SEPTA Deputy General Manager Jeff Knueppel can “neither confirm nor deny” whether or not New Payment Technology (NPT) – the electronic payment system SEPTA is building to replace tokens – will…

    • DVRPC-led study will look at improved public transit on Roosevelt Boulevard

"Better Bus" considered for Roosevelt Boulevard

Roosevelt Boulevard could get the region’s first Bus Rapid Transit-type transportation system - a “Better Bus.” Midway through a Roosevelt Boulevard transit analysis, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC…

    • SEPTA station

SEPTA approves operating and capital budgets, concourse maintenance, service plan

In a matter of minutes Thursday, the SEPTA board approved a $1.327 billion oprating budget and $571.77 million capital budget *, agreed to take over maintenance of the Center City transit…

    • Welcome Aboard this SEPTA edition of Multi-Modal with MOTU.

SEPTA presents corporate roadmap

SEPTA’s board will vote Thursday on the fiscal year 2015 operating and capital budgets. In April, SEPTA presented its fiscal year 2015 service plan, and in January, SEPTA released its “Catching…

    • Which SEPTA routes are busiest?

SEPTA recovers from $4 million-plus deficit

At one point this year, SEPTA had an operating deficit of $4.2 million. The authority has reduced that to a $1.3 million operating deficit, and Chief Financial Officer Rich Burnfield said…

    • The 23rd and Venango Bus Loop will double as a gateway for the local community
Eyes on the Street

SEPTA's savings make 23rd & Venango makeover possible

Crafty financing and shrewd management allowed SEPTA to break ground on the reconstruction of the 23rd and Venango Bus Loop yesterday. The $1.4 million project is being done with federal funds…

    • SEPTA approves one-month budget, waits for word from state

Video helped save SEPTA $11 million in injury, damages claims

The 17,659 surveillance cameras SEPTA has in its vehicles and stations have contributed to a significant decrease in the amount of money SEPTA spends on injury and damages claims, and in…

    • The Ben Franklin Bridge was built with room to accomodate bicycles and pedestrians, Photo by Neal Santos
    • Broad Street Line, Photo by oilman930
Eyes on the Street

Record riders used Broad Street Line for Broad Street Run

The Broad Street Line broke its Broad Street Run ridership record by nearly 2,000 riders Sunday, when 72,678 entries were recorded.  The Broad Street Run's 40,000-plus runners are responsible for the…

    • Track damage near Spring Mill Station on the Manayunk/Norristown Line, Photo Credit SEPTA

SEPTA capital budget highlights ... or, what a difference a year makes

The impact of the Pennsylvania state transportation funding package is becoming increasingly evident now that SEPTA has outlined its fiscal year 2015 and 12-year capital budgets. In FY 2015, SEPTA…

    • Double-decker bus wouldn't fit here

Sharing the road: SEPTA, City discuss bus-bike tensions

The conflicts between bicyclists and drivers are long standing and perhaps a bit tired, especially as more pedallers take to the streets. But there is another area of tension that gets…

    • Route 52, Photo by Ashley Hahn

SEPTA receives record number of recommendations, redefines on-time performance

As part of its annual service plan evaluation, SEPTA received more service change suggestions from the riding public than ever before, and SEPTA staff have a recommendation of their own…

    • 40th Street Trolley Portal

40th Street Trolley Portal upgrade update

Butterflies and hummingbirds aren’t something most people expect to see in Philadelphia at the spot where four trolley lines intersect before submerging into the gaping mouth of a dark, cavernous tunnel.…

    • Track damage near Spring Mill Station on the Manayunk/Norristown Line, Photo Credit SEPTA

SEPTA seeks federal funds to keep system above water

Spring may be upon us, but this winter’s weather and the impact snow and freezing temperatures can have is not yet a distant memory for SEPTA or its customers. Chances are…

    • SEPTA approves one-month budget, waits for word from state
Eyes on the Street

SEPTA Citizen Advisory Committee seeks new members

Want a say in how SEPTA serves its customers? The SEPTA Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC), an independent group that works with SEPTA to represent customer interests, is looking for applicants. The…

    • Route 47 in snow, February 13, 2014

Winter takes $2.2 million toll on SEPTA's operating budget

Things were going well for SEPTA as it headed into this winter. As of December 31, SEPTA had a small operating budget surplus of about $200,000. Then Jan. 3 came and…

    • The current southeast entrance to 40th Street Station

State funding makes 40th Street Station elevators possible

Thanks to Act 89, the state transportation funding package passed in November, SEPTA’s 40th Street Station is slated to gain elevator access and ADA accessibility - something the community has been…

    • SEPTA has narrowed its options to these route alternatives, Map courtesy of SEPTA

SEPTA considers at-grade, elevated King of Prussia rail

Correction: While SEPTA is considering three main "trunk" routes to the King of Prussia Mall, when the various branch alignments are accounted for, SEPTA is still considering a total of 12…

1, 2, 35

You are viewing 93 posts with the tag SEPTA by the author Christine Fisher






Browse by




Logging in via Facebook

Log in

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Which weekly emails would you like to receive?