SEPTA funding goes toward historic facility and bus replacements

    Funding announced today for SEPTA will direct $20 million to improvements on a North Philadelphia route and replacements for old vehicles.

    Sen. Bob Casey made the announcement today with SEPTA officials.

    “Improving the 33rd and Dauphin Bus Facility has long been a priority for SEPTA and the Strawberry Mansion community, and we are pleased to have secured the resources necessary to move forward with the planned improvements,” SEPTA GM Joseph Casey said.

     

    The 110-year-old facility has been allotted $5 million for accessibility improvements, landscaping and the installation of new bike racks. The other $15 million will replace buses in disrepair with diesel-electric hybrids.

    Other funding announced by the Federal Transit Administration went to the Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority, York County Transportation Authority, Cambria County Transit Authority, Centre Area Transportation Authority and Erie Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

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