May 24, 2013
Proposed Fiscal Year 2014 Operating Budget of approximately $1.3 billion, an increase of less than 3% compared to Fiscal Year 2013. Budget is projected to have a $38 million shortfall. Deferred votes on its operating and capital budgets, due to uncertainties in state funding levels.
May 21, 2013
Improvements to the Primos station include a new station building; installation of a "kiss and ride" drop-off area; Americans with Disabilities Act accessible high-level platforms on the inbound and outbound sides of the station; increased parking; and newly landscaped areas.
May 9, 2013
The honor recognizes the system with the highest combined bus operator and maintenance team combined score. Los Angeles' Metro team took second place.
April 3, 2013
Partnered with the Free Library of Philadelphia and Dunkin' Donuts to offer throughout the month of April what is believed to be the nation's first virtual library at a train station. Riders can access books and podcasts by scanning QR codes or logging on to the Free Library's website.
March 14, 2013
Part of planned move to an open fare payment system would eliminated extra-fare zone charges on dozens of transit routes and there would be some consolidation of zones on regional rail.
March 7, 2013
The Disaster Relief Appropriations Act authorized a total of $10.9 billion, which is now reduced by 5%, or $545 million, because of the mandatory budget cuts known as sequestration that took effect on March 1.
February 27, 2013
The agency and HNTB Corp. were recognized for their work on the area along the Norristown High Speed Line between Roberts Road and Garrett Hill Stations that shifted as a result of the Philadelphia region being deluged with almost 30 inches of rain during a 45-day period in August and September 2011.
February 14, 2013
Want outside rearview mirrors repositioned, saying they create a blind spot that endangers pedestrians. While agency officials agree that mirrors can create temporary blind spots, they have resisted refitting them, saying that could cause other safety issues.
February 12, 2013
SEPTA and other systems may get more funding than Gov. Tom Corbett called for in his budget plan. The plan would raise transit funding by $40 million in the first year.
January 24, 2013
Agency has seen more than 10% reductions in water and energy intensity. Work on the social goals has resulted in the hosting of four farmers markets on SEPTA property. Economically, sustainability efforts have helped control operating expenses.
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