Modernizing the Trolley Network

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andrewjw
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Re: Modernizing the Trolley Network

Post by andrewjw » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:46 pm

mcgrath618 wrote:With the ADA having been torn apart, how do you guys think the design of these things will change?
What do you mean "torn apart"? I still expect the new SEPTA purchases to be in compliance with federal law - even if Federal enforcement is weak, the lawsuits would still happen.

mcgrath618
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Re: Modernizing the Trolley Network

Post by mcgrath618 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:34 am

andrewjw wrote:even if Federal enforcement is weak, the lawsuits would still happen.
You have a point.
Though it is SEPTA. They could go a year without doing anything wrong and still have lawsuits to deal with.

Gorindya
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Re: Modernizing the Trolley Network

Post by Gorindya » Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:23 pm

In the news again

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Myrtone
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Re: Modernizing the Trolley Network

Post by Myrtone » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:28 pm

Okay, they apparently expect to see an increase in ridership once the new vehicles are in service, will this lead to an increase in revenue. If so, could S.E.P.T.A borrow some money, stretch their budget, and then pay back the loan with the added revenue generated?
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