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    • 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…

    • MBTA Rotem bi-level coaches

SEPTA may purchase bi-level coaches

Things are looking up for regional rail.  In an attempt to increase passenger capacity, SEPTA is in the early stages of considering bi-level coaches. With an upstairs and a downstairs, these…

    • 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 contractor was able to reuse much of the original decorative elements on the exterior walls
    • A prototype of the new, fiberglass MFL seating
Eyes on the Street

Say goodbye to cloth seats on the El

SEPTA's Market Frankford Line (MFL) cars are on their way to getting an interior facelift. Over the next five years, SEPTA will replace the blue, fabric seat upholstery with blue, fiberglass…

    • Visible progress on the Schuylkill River Boardwalk, looking south from the CSX Bridge

The road ahead, transportation predictions for 2014

Newly arrived 2014 is going to be a big year for Philadelphia’s transportation scene. Multiple works-in-progress, each of which have been a long time coming, will be completed. Each stands to…

    • Center City transit concourse

SEPTA to improve user experience in Center City’s underground concourses

If you have ever cursed SEPTA while enduring a smelly Center City station that included suspect puddles which leaked through the walls even though it wasn’t raining, chances are you should…

    • SEPTA will close the Bridgeport Viaduct until timber replacement work is completed, 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…

    • Mural Arts' Market Frankford Line train wrap
Eyes on the Street

New mobile mural rolls on the Market Frankford Line

The Mural Arts Program and SEPTA took the concept of bringing art to the people to a new level today when they unveiled "We Are All Neurons," a student-designed mural wrapped…

    • Berridge Bus Shop

SEPTA's green garage achieves environmental certification

I’m willing to bet that SEPTA’s Berridge Bus Shop in North Philly is one of the cleanest garages in the city, and thanks to environmental certification that the shop recently received,…

    • Slippery rail season for SEPTA

SEPTA on "slippery rail season" high alert

Slippery rail season is back, and SEPTA is taking steps to "maximize customer safety and minimize inconveniences." Each autumn, when leaves fall and land on SEPTA's rails, they are crushed by…

    • SEPTA launches official iPhone app

SEPTA launches official iPhone app, expands free WiFi coverage

SEPTA will announce two major freebies today – its first official iPhone app and a plan to expand its free Xfinity WiFi service to transit stations on the Broad Street Line,…

    • West Trenton Station, Photo by Neal Santos

Philadelphia could host rail conference this spring

Rail advocates and transit supporters could come together for a national conference in Philadelphia this spring.  Thursday, members of the Rail Users' Network (RUN), a nonprofit dedicated to improving the country’s…

    • 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 currently operates 472 hybrid buses. If 245 are added, more than half the 1,400-bus-fleet will be hybrid. Photo by SEPTA
Eyes on the Street

Ever wonder what it takes to wrap a SEPTA bus?

As part of its fifth annual "Stop Hunger at Your Station" campaign, SEPTA has wrapped its hybrid bus #8427 in a full-size food drive advertisement and released a time-lapse video of…

    • A SEPTA employee stood in a gateway into the bus loop

Ahead of schedule with funding to spare, SEPTA unveils renovated bus loop

Amidst its ongoing funding crisis, SEPTA managed to complete the 33rd and Dauphin Bus Loop renovation several months ahead of schedule and with enough funding left over from the competitive grant…

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