Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

Philadelphia, PA 19107


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Philadelphia, PA 19107

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SEPTA cuts ribbon on new Conshohocken Station

Nov. 10, 2023
The new station was built directly to the west of the former Conshohocken Station and features a new building and passenger shelters, high-level platforms, an accessible parking...
Fare Collection

SEPTA to discontinue token use in 2024

Nov. 2, 2023
SEPTA began rolling out contactless payment methods in October.

SEPTA, TWU Local 234 reach tentative agreement to avoid strike 

Oct. 31, 2023
Negotiations were focused on finding a way to recognize SEPTA employees’ hard work and ensure the authority is in the best position to build ridership and address a looming fiscal...
Safety & Security

SEPTA K9 to receive bullet and stab protective vest

Oct. 26, 2023
K9 Swen’s vest will be embroidered with the sentiment “Gifted by Upland Riders Motorcycle Group.”
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SEPTA releases results of 70-day Hayden AI camera-assisted bus lane enforcement pilot project

Oct. 13, 2023
The pilot program found an average of 4,000 weekly violations occurred along the two bus routes that were studied.
Shared Mobility

SEPTA partners with RideCo to adapt agency's paratransit and microtransit services

Oct. 4, 2023
The SEPTA-RideCo partnership will be the largest on-demand transit system in the U.S.
Fare Collection

SEPTA begins roll out of contactless payment options

Oct. 2, 2023
The contactless options come with the same benefits that had previously only been available with the SEPTA Key and comes after nearly 300 people tested the system during a pilot...
Shelters, Stations, Fixtures, Parking & Lighting

SEPTA completes renovation of North Philadelphia Broad Street Line station

Aug. 29, 2023
The $24 million project makes the station fully accessible and delivers modern amenities for riders.
Shelters, Stations, Fixtures, Parking & Lighting

SEPTA awards $4.9 million contract to CDM Smith for accessibility improvements at three trolley stations

July 31, 2023
CDM Smith will be doing all architectural, design and construction-related services for the 22nd, 33rd and 36th Street Stations.

SEPTA crews begin work as part of 2023 Trolley Tunnel Blitz

July 7, 2023
SEPTA has held the Trolley Tunnel Blitz every summer for 11 years when ridership is traditionally lower to impact the fewest number of regular customers.

Articles & News

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2023 40 Under 40: Lex Powers

Aug. 22, 2023
Lex Powers, Director of Service Information Design, SEPTA
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Safety & Security

SEPTA begins safety stand down Aug. 14

Aug. 14, 2023
All SEPTA staff will be retrained in safety best practices during the next eight weeks, starting with bus and trolley operators.
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RTD is suspending service on its L Line for 20 days to complete a rail maintenance project.

Summer rail maintenance: Updates from Denver RTD, NFTA and SEPTA

July 13, 2023
The agencies are all undertaking maintenance projects in July to limit the number of riders impacted by construction, while performing work that will improve service and safety...
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SEPTA piloting camera-assisted bus lane enforcement technology

June 9, 2023
The pilot program with Hayden AI launched April 20, 2023, and has recorded an average of 4,000 violations per week with zero citations being issued during the pilot.
The largest capital investment SEPTA plans in FY24 is in Projects of Significance; in FY24, SEPTA plans to spend $213 million and $3.13 billion on this budget item in its 12-Year Program.

SEPTA’s proposed FY24 Capital Budget of $976.8 million slightly under FY23

April 12, 2023
SEPTA says the proposed capital budget prioritizes essential infrastructure work and improvements to safety and security.
SEPTA released its proposed FY24 Operating Budget that avoids cuts to service or fare increases, but the authority is sounding the alarm that it will face a recurring deficit of at least $240 million starting in FY25.

SEPTA releases proposal for FY24 operating budget, cautions about pending fiscal crisis in FY25

April 6, 2023
The FY24 proposal preserves fares, but with federal COVID relief funding set to run out in April 2024, the authority says it’s facing a recurring $240 million deficit starting...
A rendering of the Henderson Road Station that was supposed to be part of SEPTA's KOP Rail project. The authority paused work on the project citing a constrained capital budget.

SEPTA has paused KOP rail project citing ‘lack of flexibility’ in its capital budget

March 20, 2023
The authority’s capital budget constraints mean it will focus on critical infrastructure projects versus expansion projects.
A rendering of the Alstom Citadis; SEPTA has awarded Alstom a contract that includes a base order of 130 vehicles as part of the authority's Trolley Modernization Program.

SEPTA awards $714.2 million contract to Alstom for new trolleys

The base contract includes 130 trolleys with new vehicles expected to start arriving at the authority in 2027.
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The Watsonville-Santa Cruz Multimodal Corridor Program, which includes transit and active transportation improvements, was one of nine projects awarded funding through the USDOT's Mega grants program.

USDOT awards nearly $1.2 billion in Mega grants

Feb. 1, 2023
The funding includes more than $517 million awarded to four passenger rail and transit projects.
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Safety & Security

Transit spotlights fight against human trafficking in January

Jan. 17, 2023
Transit agencies are joining the global effort to bring awareness to the problem and ensure the industry supports efforts to combat modern slavery.

Videos & Resources

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Mass Transit Weekly Update 8/19/2016

Aug. 19, 2016
This week's video update includes videos from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), InnoTrans, Common Good and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority...
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Project Update: Crum Creek Viaduct Replacement Project, July 2016

Aug. 19, 2016
Crum Creek Viaduct is a thousand foot bridge that SEPTA is currently replacing, but the bridge needs to remain in service during construction SEPTA showed how the project is underway...

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SEPTA launches open data portal

July 5, 2023
The online tool supports the agency’s strategic plan, SEPTA Forward, and promotes transparency.

SEPTA Board approves $1.69 billion FY24 operating and capital budget ahead of expected fiscal cliff

June 26, 2023
The FY24 operating budget uses SEPTA’s final installment of federal COVID relief funding that has helped avoid service cuts and fare increases associated with pandemic-induced...

SEPTA contracts Alstom for Citadis light-rail vehicles

June 6, 2023
The agreement calls for 130 low floor street cars with options of adding 30 more in the future.

SEPTA Board and Leslie S. Richards agree to four-year contract extension

May 26, 2023
Richards is credited as being the driving force behind SEPTA’s strategic plan and its equity efforts.

SEPTA breaks ground on new Wissahickon Transportation Center

May 19, 2023
The project allows SEPTA to expand the existing Wissahickon Transportation Center, significantly improving operations, safety and accessibility.

SEPTA appoints Charles Lawson as its chief of transit police

May 15, 2023
Lawson had been serving as acting police chief since July 5, 2022, and will oversee all activities related to the operation of SEPTA Transit Police, including law enforcement ...

SEPTA advancing SEPTA Forward goals

May 2, 2023
SEPTA established a set of organization-wide key performance indicators that are aligned with the goals of SEPTA Forward to help keep track of its progress.
Shelters, Stations, Fixtures, Parking & Lighting

SEPTA awards contract for accessibility improvements at three subway stations

May 1, 2023
Michael Baker International, Inc. will do architectural, design and construction-related services for the Logan, Wyoming, and Hunting Park Stations on the Broad Street Line.
SEPTA is seeking proposals from experienced vendors to develop, implement, and maintain its fare payment system as part of SEPTA Key 2.0 - a next-generation, multimodal fare payment system intended to improve the customer experience.
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SEPTA seeking proposals for “SEPTA Key 2.0”

April 21, 2023
SEPTA Key 2.0 is a next-generation, multimodal fare payment system intended to improve the customer experience.