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    • Bridgeport Viaduct, Photo courtesy of SEPTA

SEPTA no longer on brink of shrinking, state funding a "game changer"

In September, SEPTA made a bleak prediction. If it did not receive additional funding, the transit system would shrink. In a service realignment plan, SEPTA forecasted, among other things, having…

    • SEPTA regional rai funding impact

SEPTA's doomsday prophecy eliminates 9 regional rail lines

Unless SEPTA receives an additional $6.5 billion for capital projects over the next 10 years, the network will lose nine regional rail lines and face other significant cutbacks. A potential 89,000…

    • benjaminfranklinbridge
Eyes on the Street

Wishing on 2013 [part 1]

With 2012 safely behind us, I've been ruminating on what I hope 2013 will hold in store for our city.  In 2012 we saw plenty of planning successes and several years-in-the-making…

    • SEPTA predicts future budget deficits

SEPTA predicts future budget deficits

SEPTA's proposed $1.3 billion operating budget for next fiscal year contains no fare increases and predicts continued ridership increases in the face of improved regional employment and high gas prices.But…

SEPTA proposes flat capital budget for 2013

The authority’s bus purchase program, costing $59 million, is the most expensive item in the budget, with $53 million allocated to vehicle overhauls and another $53 million going toward debt service.…

    • SEPTA wins $20 million in competitive grants

SEPTA wins $20 million in competitive grants

SEPTA has snagged two competitive federal grants totaling $20 million.The cash-strapped transit agency won a $15-million Federal Transit Administration grant that will, with a local match, go toward purchasing about…

    • SEPTA proposes lean capital budget for 2012

SEPTA proposes lean capital budget for 2012

SEPTA announced a $311 million fiscal year 2012 capital budget proposal Friday that CFO and treasurer Rich Burnfield called “less than bare bones.”Faced with the end of federal stimulus spending…

    • Rendell goes on tour to push transportation funding

Rendell goes on tour to push transportation funding

SWARTHMORE and TREVOSE — Gov. Rendell has taken his transportation funding push on the road again, visiting two Philadelphia suburbs Tuesday in the course of a four-day, 20-stop bus tour of…

    • Transportation funding options white paper

Feeling the domino effects I-80 tolling no-go has on Act 44

When Gov. Rendell convenes the state legislature for a special session later this month designed to fix the state’s infrastructure funding problem, lawmakers will have their hands full.The collapse of…

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