The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) announced it has awarded a contract to advance accessibility improvements at three subway stations.
Michael Baker International, Inc. will do architectural, design, and construction-related services for the Logan, Wyoming, and Hunting Park Stations on the Broad Street Line.
These stations were built decades before the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and are currently only accessible via stairs.
“Commencing design allows SEPTA to pursue competitive funding specifically for accessibility improvements at legacy rail stations,” said Pasquale T. Deon Sr., SEPTA Board chairman. “SEPTA continues to work with state and local funding partners to identify additional resources to help leverage and maximize federal dollars to address SEPTA’s capital needs.”
SEPTA Contract Details
The $6,542,831 contract with Michael Baker International, Inc. will progress the design of Logan, Wyoming, and Hunting Park Stations to 100%.
Once the design is completed, SEPTA can advance to the construction phase.
Improvements that will make these stations fully ADA accessible and in a state of good repair include elevator installation; platform renovation; new signage, lighting, and security cameras; and waterproofing.
“Station accessibility is a core component of SEPTA Forward, the Authority’s Strategic Plan,” said Leslie S. Richards, SEPTA GM/CEO. “We have made significant progress in upgrading our infrastructure, and we will continue to prioritize enhancements across the system to make SEPTA easier to use and more equitable.”