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    • The new bridge will have design elements that match SEPTA's St. Martin Station

Act 89 improves fate of transit projects banished to the "unfunded list"

For the first time in at least six years, the Pennsylvania Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) does not have an “illustrative unfunded list.” Instead, thanks to the passage of Act 89,…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • Spring Garden over the Schuylkill River and MLK Drive

DVRPC approves $99.7 million in state funds, King of Prussia Rail analysis

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) voted today to approve the region's first influx of Act 89 state transportation funding dollars - an addition of more than $99.7 million for…

    • Biden spoke of the importance of investing in and modernizing rail at 30th Street Station

Biden lauds Amtrak's new locomotives, rail investment

Vice President Joe Biden was in Philadelphia yesterday to catch a glimpse of the first of Amtrak’s new electric locomotives and to speak in support of rail transportation and investment at…

    • Secane Station will receive a $21 million overhaul beginning in 2015

SEPTA, state officials laud transportation funding, kick off improvements

SEPTA and state officials, including Governor Tom Corbett, came together at Secane Station to congratulate each other on successfully passing the recent state transportation funding legislation and to announce a $990,000…

    • The number of structurally deficient bridges is expected to grow

Why getting around Philly kept getting better in 2013

SEPTA’s funding predicament  SEPTA’s financial woes fit neatly into 2013. In January, we started the year with news that SEPTA would shrink without additional funding. SEPTA officials explained that with…

    • Bridgeport Viaduct, Photo courtesy of SEPTA

SEPTA no longer on brink of shrinking, state funding a "game changer"

In September, SEPTA made a bleak prediction. If it did not receive additional funding, the transit system would shrink. In a service realignment plan, SEPTA forecasted, among other things, having…

    • Benjamin Franklin Bridge bicycle and pedestrian ramp

Thirteen projects receive remaining trail funds

Last week we reported that the region’s trail funding future is uncertain, in part because the $10 million grant that the William Penn Foundation dedicated to trail building three years…

    • The new bridge will have design elements that match SEPTA's St. Martin Station

Regional rail proximity boosts suburban home values

In the latest effort to convince residents and legislators statewide that SEPTA is worth funding, the authority has shared a study that finds regional rail boosts property values in SEPTA's suburban…

    • SEPTA regional rai funding impact

SEPTA's doomsday prophecy eliminates 9 regional rail lines

Unless SEPTA receives an additional $6.5 billion for capital projects over the next 10 years, the network will lose nine regional rail lines and face other significant cutbacks. A potential 89,000…

    • Dranoff Properties at Broad and South streets

Developers discuss transit trends, impact on development

While it might seem obvious that a lot of people who work in Philadelphia get to work using public transportation, this relatively recent trend is part of a significant cultural shift…

    • Spring Garden over the Schuylkill River and MLK Drive

PennDOT adds weight restrictions to 86 regional bridges

Eighty-six bridges in the Philadelphia region will see new or increased weight restrictions in the coming months. PennDOT has announced it will apply weight restrictions to these state-owned bridges in an…

    • Willow Grove Ave Bridge corrosion, photo courtesy of the Streets Dept.

Streets Department completes emergency bridge work, hopes for future funding

In 2005, large sections of two steel support beams beneath the Willow Grove Ave. Bridge near SEPTA’s St. Martins Station disappeared. They corroded to the point that they crumbled and essentially…

    • Even thought you'll still see a sign every now and again, SEPTA's slogan isn't 'We're Getting There' anymore.

With no word from the state, SEPTA adopts operating and capital budgets

Despite record-high regional rail ridership and a 50 percent increase in overall ridership during the last 15 years, SEPTA’s budget woes remain. Thursday, SEPTA’s board adopted a six-month operating budget and…

    • Entrance doors a quarter of the way down each car allow immediate access into the train rather than a vestibule

SEPTA breaks regional rail ridership records with 36,023,000 trips

SEPTA’s regional rail network saw record ridership in fiscal year 2013, with 36,023,000 trips taken between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013. This volume comes despite SEPTA’s now notorious budget…

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

SEPTA approves one-month budget, waits for word from Harrisburg

Just two business days before the start of the new fiscal year, SEPTA bought itself a little more time to decide on its 2014 operating budget by approving a one-month operating…

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