Did SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority) and Regional Rail issue new timetables?”
Bus, subway, trolley and rail riders are finding many of their trips slightly rescheduled as SEPTA issues new timetables this week and next. Most bus, subway and trolley schedule changes took effect Sunday and Monday, and Regional Rail schedule changes will take effect this Sunday. The most significant rail changes will reduce existing waits between evening rush-hour trains on the R-2/Warminster, R-5/Doylestown, and R-6/Norristown lines.
The hard hats have been donned and the perfunctory shots of suits holding shovels have been snapped. It’s official, SEPTA has broken ground on its first project awarded federal stimulus funds, a two-year, $12 million overhaul of the Croydon regional rail station on the R7 Trenton line. Twenty-two firms will have a hand in the project, including 10 disadvantaged business enterprises (minority, women or disabled owned businesses), which is expected to create a total of 108 jobs. The primary general contractor will be Neshaminy Constructors Inc. of Feasterville, which was awarded a contract of $10,487,500. The primary electrical construction contract went to Nucero Electrical Construction Co. of Philadelphia for $1,287,985. The overhaul includes construction of new low- and high-level platforms with climate-controlled passenger shelters, a new audio-visual public address system, improved signage, lighting and revenue collection equipment, and a new parking lot (with new lighting systems a