SEPTA says more check-off needed before Regional Rail designation change

SEPTA appears to continue taking a more deliberate tack as it moves toward renaming regional rail lines.

Almost immediately after Harry Garforth, SEPTA’s manager of rail planning, announced that plan to a Citizen Advisory Committee meeting earlier this month, the authority began creating a more measured timeline for action on the changes.

In response to media inquiries, spokesman Gary Fairfax said that general manager Joe Casey had yet to sign off on the plan, which would replace line numbers with line terminals. (The R8, for instance, would become the Chestnut Hill West and Fox Chase lines.)
Garforth had not indicated in his presentation that the decision was waiting final approval.

Spokesman Andrew Busch continued that line Tuesday night, telling a CAC meeting that the proposed July 25 rollout date was flexible.

He also said a public hearing would be held to discuss any proposed change and added that SEPTA would welcome feedback from the group.mail.com

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