Accessibility

SEPTA upgrades station with ADA accommodations

Posted on May 30, 2012

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) completed a federally funded, non-stimulus $7.9 million renovation project at Ryers Station.

Situated along SEPTA's Fox Chase Regional Rail Line, Ryers Station is a connection point for bus routes 24, 70 and 77. Approximately 700 trips begin or end at Ryers Station each weekday.

To make the station more accessible, a new 240-foot high level platform, stairway and an Americans with Disabilities (ADA) ramp were constructed. SEPTA customers will also notice the new platform seating, lighting, landscaping, signage, canopies, windscreen and upgraded parking facilities.

Cameras and emergency call boxes were installed in the platform and parking lot to enhance customer security. Additional improvements include concrete repairs to the adjacent railroad bridge abutment, painting of an adjacent railroad bridge and sidewalk installation.

Ryers Station renovations began in Fall 2010 and lasted approximately 18 months. The existing station was fully operational during construction. All work was completed by a combination of SEPTA employees and third-party contractors.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Fla.'s Broward County considering taxis, Uber, Lyft for paratransit

The county would pick up $15 of the tab. With most paratransit rides five miles or fewer, county officials believe $15 likely would cover the entire bill.

Transdev wins Phoenix Dial-a-Ride service contract

Beginning July 1, 2017, the consolidation of two existing contracts will result in one service provider that operates the service, accepts customer calls, verifies customer eligibility, schedules requested trips, and maintains vehicles.

Profile: Chris Pangilinan, Program Director at TransitCenter

When Chris Pangilinan was a little kid, riding in the backseat of his family’s station wagon, the red stoplights annoyed him. “I would think, Why is this so inefficient? Why do we have to stop all the time?” he recalls...

Phoenix Transit enhances Dial-a-Ride with 'overflow' service

The approved partnership between Dial-a-Ride contractor MV Transportation and their subcontractor Discount Cab provides overflow service during the regular service day.

N.Y. paratransit costs skyrocketing, lack of subway elevators cited: study

Access-A-Ride cost $85.2 million and carried 1.7 million rides in 2000, increasing to an estimated $506 million this year for more than 6.3 million trips.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close