SEPTA ok's $300 Million spending

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SEPTA ok's $300 Million spending

Postby zebrasepta » Thu May 28, 2015 9:40 pm
The big-ticket spending items approved by the board Thursday included:

Up to $154 million for 18 Regional Rail locomotives, to be delivered in 2018.
$29 million for a new rail station and an 895-space parking garage at the existing rail station in Lansdale.

$26.8 million for five years of paratransit services in Delaware County, to be provided by Community Transit of Delaware County.

$20.2 million for reconstruction of the Levittown train station.

$17.6 million for 232 minibuses, for paratransit service.

$10 million for a roof replacement at SEPTA's Berridge Bus Overhaul Facility and Second and Wyoming office in North Philadelphia.

$8.3 million for upgrades at the Exton rail station.

$6.7 million to rebuild the Morton power substation.

$6.5 million for a new building at the Frankford Transportation Center.

$4.6 million for rehabilitation of the Margaret-Orthodox station on the Market-Frankford line.

$1.3 million for train-control equipment.

$0.9 million for improved lighting for Broad Street Subway and light-rail stations.

Much of the money will come from the $535 million capital budget approved by the board Thursday.
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Re: SEPTA ok's $300 Million spending

Postby Leo_Ames » Fri May 29, 2015 1:18 am

I never knew that locomotives could be so expensive.

I'd hate to see the pricetag if they had to pay for the R&D expenditures and such, rather than buying an existing design.
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Re: SEPTA ok's $300 Million spending

Postby TrainPhotos » Sat May 30, 2015 1:44 am

Looks like a lot of long awaited/anticipated stuff just got the green light. Pretty exciting...
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Re: SEPTA ok's $300 Million spending

Postby Suburban Station » Sat May 30, 2015 11:31 am

Not a big fan of the second lansdale station, pretty wasteful to have three stations a stones throw from each other but good to see some important projects move forward.
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Re: SEPTA ok's $300 Million spending

Postby Bettertransitphilly » Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:24 pm

I don't see any money to "complete" the smart station initiative. Septa wasted all that money installing those digital sights in subway stations that are useless. The date and time and maybe public service announcement. What a waste. Why don't they work like every other city. Train arriving in 3 minutes. Train arriving step back from platform edge. Real information. This service has been around for over 25 years in other places.
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