SEPTA is beginning to seek public input on its new capital budget and program, starting with an open house on Wednesday, January 14.
The Open House on the Development of the Fiscal Year 2016 Capital Budget and 12-Year Capital Program will include two sessions, from noon to 2 pm and 5 pm. To 7 pm, on Wednesday, January 14. Both sessions will be held in the SEPTA Board Room on the mezzanine level at SEPTA Headquarters, 1234 Market Street.
Anyone interested is invited to attend, including riders and residents, elected officials, and representatives of citizens groups and public agencies.
SEPTA officials will provide those in attendance with a progress update on work related to the “Rebuilding for the Future” Capital Program. SEPTA embarked on this plan following the November 2013 passage of Act 89, the state’s new comprehensive solution for transportation capital funding. SEPTA is embarking on a number of projects to catch up on its $5 billion backlog of critical capital projects, such as bridge replacements, power substation overhauls and new vehicle purchases. For more information on Rebuilding for the Future, visit https://www.septa.org/rebuilding/.
Public comments on the development of the 2016 Capital Budget and 12-Year Capital Program can be given during the open house, or submitted in writing. Written comments should be sent to SEPTA’s Capital Budget and Grant Development Department, 1234 Market Street, 9th Floor, Philadelphia 19107, or submitted online by visiting https://www.septa.org/notice/capital.html.
SEPTA will hold hearings on the capital budget and program plan in April, after the proposal is drafted.