This month marks two years since the signing of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. It was officially signed November 15, 2021.
Funding from this historic law is helping SEPTA to invest in the rehabilitation of aging infrastructure and advance critical priorities for our region - including Trolley Modernization, station accessibility and transitioning to a zero-emission bus fleet.
Thanks to our regional delegation including U.S. Senator Bob Casey, U.S. Senator John Fetterman, U. S. Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick, U.S. Congressman Brendan Boyle, U.S. Congressman Dwight Evans, U.S. Congresswoman Madeleine Dean, U.S. Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon, and U.S. Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan - IIJA competitive grants are supporting more than $200 in critical infrastructure investments in southeastern Pennsylvania, including:
$56 million through FTA All Stations Accessibility Program (ASAP) Grant to fund station accessibility construction projects at 5 BSL and 1 MFL stations
$30 million through FRA Federal State Partnership for Intercity Passenger Rail Grant to make Cornwells Heights Regional Rail Station fully accessible
$25 million DOT RAISE Grant to support Trolley Modernization track infrastructure and Complete Streets improvements in Southwest Philadelphia
$103 million in funding through two rounds of FTA Low or No Emission Vehicle Program to make facility power infrastructure upgrades to support SEPTA’s transition to a zero-emission bus fleet
$15 million in funding through FHA CARSI Grant to make safety improvements to 22 grade crossings throughout the region