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SEPTA investing $44M in paratransit vehicles, services

Posted on June 1, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) authorized nearly $300 million in vehicle purchases and construction projects, including $26.8 million for five years of Community Transit paratransit services and $17.6 million for 232 paratransit minibuses, The Inquirer reported.

The board also approved a new advertising policy, following a March 11 ruling that SEPTA had to accept a controversial bus ad featuring Hitler because the agency had previously accepted other political and controversial ads on public issues.

The new policy prohibits political ads or any ad that expresses an opinion about political, economic, religious, historical, or social issues, or disparages any person or group, or that could incite lawless action, or prompt a lawsuit for defamation or invasion of privacy. Also, no ads may promote the sale of tobacco or guns. For the full story, click here.

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