In late June, about 100 transit and SEPTA supporters gathered in near 100-degree heat on the steps in of the Pennsylvania state Capitol to meet with lawmakers and staff to lobby for continued funding of SEPTA and other public transit.
SEPTA crews will work around-the-clock for 17 days, tackling critical track and power maintenance, station upgrades, and intensive cleaning as part of the 2021 Trolley Tunnel Blitz.
As RT&S reported in a story by Editor-in-Chief Bill Wilson on March 17, MBTA experienced a derailment of a new six-car train on the Orange Line in a work zone at Wellington Station on March 16. No one was hurt, but officials have been trying to determine what went wrong.
SEPTA is facing a possible significant cut in its Fiscal Year 2022 Capital Budget.
Despite the massive financial assistance to public transit provided by recent federal programs, SEPTA points out they are “critical, but temporary.” Therefore, careful budget planning and management are important.
The SEPTA Board [last week] approved a five-year Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2021 through 2026. The plan – “SEPTA Forward: A Vision for a Stronger Future” – provides a framework for the Authority’s recovery from COVID-19 and sets a vision for future growth.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reported yesterday that SEPTA wants to spend $40 million in federal funds the agency received for Covid-19 relief. However, they don’t want to spend it on Covid-19 relief.
When Jimmy Carter was President of the United States from 1976 through 1980, promotion of renewable energy was a major focus of his administration.
Amtrak, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) and the Delaware Transit Corporation (DTC) recently completed a $71.2 million project to increase capacity between Wilmington and Newark, Del. on the Northeast Corridor. This
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), in conjunction with Amtrak and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), will upgrade the signaling and train control system between Paoli and Overbrook, along the Harrisburg, Pa.,