SEPTA proposes $1.4 billion operating budget; hires Director of Media Relations

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) on March 28, 2016 released its proposed Fiscal Year 2017 Operating Budget and Fiscal Years 2018-2021 Financial Projections and announced that it will hold a series of public hearings on the spending plan throughout the five-county service region April 25-29.

SEPTA awards CBTC contract to Ansaldo STS

Ansaldo STS, a Hitachi Group Company, has been awarded a $53.2 million contract from Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) for the full design and build of the agency’s Media-Sharon Hill Lines Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) system, the company announced Nov. 13, 2015.

Siemens to build new locomotives for SEPTA

Siemens has been awarded a $118 million USD contract to build 13 ACS-64 electric locomotives for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), operator of regional and mass transit in Philadelphia, Pa., the company announced Nov. 11, 2015. The contract includes the supply of spare parts and operation and maintenance training. An option to deliver up to an additional five locomotives is also part of the contract.

Brookville to restore, modernize El Paso PCC streetcars

The Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority (CRRMA), working with the City of El Paso, Tex., has agreed to terms with Brookville Equipment Corp. for the complete overhaul, restoration, and modernization of six Presidents’ Conference Committee (PCC) streetcars originally manufactured in 1937. This agreement is for the forthcoming 4.8-mile El Paso Streetcar Project, which will return the City of El Paso’s PCC vehicles to service for the first time since 1974.

SEPTA selects Richard G. Burnfield as Deputy GM

Regional Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Board Chairman Pasquale T. Deon, Sr. and SEPTA General Manager Jeffrey D. Knueppel, P.E., on Oct. 14, 2015 announced the promotion of Richard G. Burnfield to the position of Deputy General Manager. Burnfield will also continue to serve as the authority’s treasurer, a position he has held for the last seven years. He will report directly to Knueppel.

SEPTA GM Casey to retire

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) General Manager Joseph M. Casey, who has led the Authority since 2008, will retire effective Sept. 30, 2015, after 34 years of service.

SEPTA: Reinvesting and rebuilding

With funding in place, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority is delivering on its promise to restore essential infrastructure.

Historic female first for NJT Presidential Emergency Board

In a historic first, and in a rail industry whose labor and management leadership ranks long have been dominated by Caucasian males, the first all-female Presidential Emergency Board (PEB) in the 78-year history of PEBs has been created to investigate and make recommendations in a collective bargaining dispute involving New Jersey Transit (NJT) and 16 of its rail labor unions.

SEPTA to acquire ACS-64 electric locomotives

The board of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) has approved the acquisition of up to 18 ACS-64 electric locomotives from Siemens as part of its budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year, which starts July 1, 2015.

SEPTA places railway safety technology order

Protran Technology, a Harsco Rail company, has received an order for railway safety technology from the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), operator of the sixth largest rail transit system by ridership in the U.S., the company announced on May 26, 2015.