SEPTA debuts $1.1M eco-friendly transit station

Posted on May 23, 2011

[IMAGE]SEPTA-Fox-Chase-Station-May-24-2011-2.jpg[/IMAGE] Last week, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) representatives and elected officials joined residents of Philadelphia's Fox Chase neighborhood to celebrate the authority's rebuilt Fox Chase train station at a ribbon cutting ceremony.

[IMAGE]SEPTA-Ribbon-Cutting-May-24-2011-2.jpg[/IMAGE] The new station building, which includes energy-efficient HVAC and lighting systems, is eligible for a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver-designation.

The United States Green Building Council's (USGBC) LEED certification system recognizes the environmental impact of new building and major renovation projects. The USGBC awards points to projects for the types of materials used, energy efficiency, waste recycling and other ecofriendly construction practices. LEED ratings are "Certified," "Silver," "Gold" and "Platinum." Fox Chase Station is eligible for Silver certification in USGBC's "New Construction" category.

"We are proud not only to provide the members of the Fox Chase community with a rebuilt station, but also with environmentally-friendly designed train station," said SEPTA GM Joseph Casey. "Fox Chase Station's LEED eligibility is another example of how 'green' public transportation is."

Renovations at Fox Chase Station — the terminus of SEPTA's Fox Chase Regional Rail Line — began in fall 2009 and cost $1.1 million dollars, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

In addition to demolishing and rebuilding the station building, renovations at Fox Chase included demolition and removal of parts of existing platform, ramps, railings and benches; installation of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant ramps and railings; construction of new canopies and reworking parts of station platform.

The station remained open throughout the construction period.


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

More News

L.A. Metro receives milestone 50th Kinkisharyo light rail vehicle

Currently, there are 38 Model P-3010 vehicles in service and the 50th car should be ready for revenue service by mid-December.

Amtrak bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones

Faulty batteries on the phones that can overheat are blamed for fires around the world, prompting Samsung to issue recalls and stop production on the Note 7. The FAA has already banned the phones from all airlines.

DART adds 3 miles to Blue Line light rail system

Connecting an area known as the Education Corridor to downtown by light rail enables more people to discover the academic programs offered at the UNT Dallas, Paul Quinn College and Cedar Valley College.

LA Metro unveils new tunnel boring machine named Angeli

At the event Board Chair Fasana awarded TAP Cards to students who won contests to name the TBM and create an illustration for its tail shield.

Bombardier confirms progress on turnaround plan

The actions support the company’s efforts to build its earnings growth potential and highlight its focus on improving productivity, reducing costs, and optimizing its worldwide footprint to deliver increased value to customers and shareholders.

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



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