SEPTA’s King of Prussia Rail Project has taken an important step forward. The project has received entry into the Project Development Phase under the Federal Transit Administration’s Capital Investment Grant program.
Construction will include extending the existing Norristown high-speed line 4 miles into King of Prussia, Pa., and SEPTA General Manager and CEO Leslie Richards said the project is necessary to support the evolving needs and develop a 21st century transportation solution for the region.
The King of Prussia project is part of the core of SEPTA Forward, which is the agency’s strategic plan that focuses on increased connectivity, access, and equity.
SEPTA is now working on evaluating program delivery options for the King of Prussia project as well as completing 30% of the design.
SEPTA General Manager of Planning Jody Holton said technical planning, environmental analysis, public outreach and initial technical work has been going on over the last few years.
The CIG program provides over $2 billion in federal funding to transit projects in the U.S.