RFP issued for SEPTA’s King of Prussia Rail project

May 10, 2022
The project will construct a four-mile extension of SEPTA’s Norristown High Speed Line.

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the final design phase of the King of Prussia Rail (KOP Rail) Project. The project will extend the existing Norristown High Speed Line four miles into King of Prussia with five stations and will provide a transit connection between three of southeastern Pennsylvania’s largest employment centers in 45 minutes.

“KOP Rail will connect the three largest employment hubs in the region – Center City, University City and King of Prussia – increasing equity by increasing access to jobs and opportunities with frequent and reliable transit service,” said SEPTA General Manager and CEO Leslie S. Richards.

KOP Rail entered the Project Development Phase of the Federal Transit Administration’s Capital Investment Grants (CIG) program.

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Mischa Wanek-Libman serves as editor in chief of Mass Transit magazine. She is responsible for developing and maintaining the magazine’s editorial direction and is based in the western suburbs of Chicago.

Wanek-Libman has spent more than 20 years covering transportation issues including construction projects and engineering challenges for various commuter railroads and transit agencies. She has been recognized for editorial excellence through her individual work, as well as for collaborative content. 

She is an active member of the American Public Transportation Association's Marketing and Communications Committee and serves as a Board Observer on the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) Board of Directors.  

She is a graduate of Drake University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with a major in magazine journalism and a minor in business management.