SEPTA To Host Open Houses On Proposed Five-Year Strategic Business Plan

Focus: Think Critically About Future While Addressing Transit System's Needs

SEPTA will host an open house next Tuesday regarding its proposed Five Year Strategic Business Plan for Fiscal Years 2015-2019.

The open house is designed to give riders and other members of the public an opportunity to learn more about the proposal, and also ask questions and provide input. SEPTA will also give a summary presentation of the plan.

The open houses will be held on Tuesday, May 20th in the Board Room on the Mezzanine Level of SEPTA Headquarters, 1234 Market Street. Sessions will be held from Noon to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. SEPTA will give the summary presentations in the middle of both sessions – at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., to give attendees a chance to gather and have informal discussions with SEPTA representatives beforehand.

With last November’s 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.

The five-year plan has been shaped to articulate the Authority’s vision for the future, focusing on the central themes of innovation, integration and renewal. With innovation, SEPTA looks to shape business models that are adaptable to ever-changing technological and societal circumstances; integration aims to connect the region’s mobility options; and renewal focuses on accelerating core infrastructure development.

Public comments on the Five Year Strategic Business Plan for Fiscal Years 2015-2019 will be accepted through Friday, June 20. For more information how to submit comments via email and regular mail click here.