Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

Philadelphia, PA 19107

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About Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

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1234 Market Street
4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
http://www.septa.org/
215.580.7800

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Products and Press Releases

RideCo
Paratransit

SEPTA successfully launches paratransit service in record time

Feb. 23, 2024
In partnership with RideCo, SEPTA completed its launch of SEPTA OnDemand in 4.5 months.
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Vehicles

FTA awards $631 million in Rail Vehicle Replacement Program grants

The funding will help transit agencies in Chicago, Ill., Philadelphia, Pa., and Baltimore, Md., replace older vehicles with 300 new railcars.
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Rail

SEPTA completes redesign of rail wayfinding system

Feb. 22, 2024
SEPTA has completely redesigned SEPTA Metro after years of community feedback; the agency has chosen letters as abbreviations for its Metro lines because they are short, easy ...
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Fare Collection

SEPTA Key to support multi-riders on single card starting Feb. 26

Feb. 20, 2024
SEPTA will allow for customers to unlock the multi-rider option at the end of February 2024 to allow for a more efficient way to ride SEPTA as a group.
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Fare Collection

Jawnt launches commuter benefit card Jawnt Pass

Feb. 14, 2024
Jawnt Pass is a commuter debit card that allows cardholders to spend pre-tax dollars on transit and/or parking costs anywhere in the United States.
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Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

CTE now accepting early bird applications for ZEB Con 2024

CTE calls on transit professionals to come speak on the process of establishing a zero-emissions fleet.
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Safety & Security

SEPTA K9 Swen receives donated body armor

Feb. 9, 2024
Swen is one of 13 of SEPTA's transit police k9 units.
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Management

Pennsylvania Gov. Shapiro raises state share of public transit funding in 2024-2025 budget proposal

The 1.75 percent funding increase marks the first time the state share of public transit funding has been raised in more than a decade.
Amtrak
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Shelters, Stations, Fixtures, Parking & Lighting

Amtrak begins construction on William H. Gray III 30th Street Station renovations

Jan. 22, 2024
The project has an estimated capital construction value of $550 million, with major elements of the station restoration and renovation to include improving station operations ...
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Shelters, Stations, Fixtures, Parking & Lighting

SEPTA to rename 30th Street Station as Drexel Station at 30th Street

Dec. 28, 2023
The renaming agreement gives Drexel University exclusive naming rights for five years and helps generate revenue and improves the customer experience for SEPTA.

Articles & News

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Rail

East Coast Transit Agencies Perfecting Method of Dealing with Pectin on the Rails

Dec. 19, 2023
Metro-North Railroad, NJ Transit and SEPTA have recently started using new equipment to manage slippery rail conditions.
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40 Under 40

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.
RTD is suspending service on its L Line for 20 days to complete a rail maintenance project.
RTD is suspending service on its L Line for 20 days to complete a rail maintenance project.
RTD is suspending service on its L Line for 20 days to complete a rail maintenance project.
RTD is suspending service on its L Line for 20 days to complete a rail maintenance project.
Maintenance

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...
SEPTA/ISEPTAPHILLY
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Technology

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.
SEPTA
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Management

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
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 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 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 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 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.
Management

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...
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Infrastructure

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.
SEPTA/Alstom
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vehicles

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.
Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Management

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.

Videos & Resources

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Rail

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...
Project Update: Crum Creek Viaduct Replacement Project, July 2016
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Rail

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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Autonomous Vehicles

Pennsylvania’s first AV arrives at Philadelphia Navy Yard

Beginning in January 2024, the AV shuttle will be incorporated into the Navy Yard’s existing shuttle service that connects visitors and employees to SEPTA’s NRG Station and Center...
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Safety & Security

SEPTA, transit police reach tentative agreement

Dec. 19, 2023
The agreement ended a three-day strike with SEPTA police officers returning to regular patrols the afternoon of Dec. 16.
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Bus

SEPTA's Planning Department to present plans for new bus network at Dec. 21 board meeting

Dec. 13, 2023
The recommendations include changes that would enhance reliability and service frequency, as well as more consistent schedules and a streamlined design that will enhance service...
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Shelters, Stations, Fixtures, Parking & Lighting

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...
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Fare Collection

SEPTA to discontinue token use in 2024

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

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...
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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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Safety & Security

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.
RideCo
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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.