SEPTA is hosting two virtual public hearings on Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 10AM and 4PM to receive input on amendments to the Board adopted FY 2022 Capital Budget. Information on the hearings and how to participate is available here and can be viewed in English, Spanish and Mandarin.
With the enactment of the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) in November 2021 (referred to as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL)), SEPTA anticipates approximately $95 million in additional funding will be made available for capital projects in FY 2022. To program this additional funding, SEPTA is proposing amendments to the Board adopted FY 2022 Capital Budget to increase the capital budget from $618.85 million to $713.85 million.
The proposal is now available for review here.
With this amendment, SEPTA will more than double the Authority’s FY 2022 capital funding to support design and implementation of its Projects of Significance. SEPTA is also proposing to use these funds to advance safety critical grade crossing improvements and invest in state of good repair bridge and signal system projects. Finally, the proposed amendment will allow SEPTA to invest in design for station accessibility projects on the Broad Street Line, Norristown High Speed Line, and Regional Rail allowing stations to be made ADA Accessible sooner than programmed in the current capital budget. The additional investment in station design will also ensure SEPTA is prepared for the federal competitive All Stations Accessibility Program (ASAP), a new program created in the infrastructure bill.
Public hearing schedule: Pre-Registration is required
Persons wishing to submit comments for the record can do so during one of the two public hearings or in writing:
Mail to: Director, Capital Budgets, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, 1234 Market St., 9th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Email to: [email protected]
To be included in the public record, comments must be received by 5PM on March 7, 2022. All comments received will become part of the public record and will be forwarded to the Hearing Examiner. Once public comments are heard and considered, SEPTA will compile all feedback and present the findings of the hearing examiner to the SEPTA Board at the March 24, 2022 meeting.