SEPTA Seeking Comment on Trolley Project

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority is seeking comment from trolley riders on how new and updated stations, cars and stops will look and operate in the future.

The Philadelphia-based public transit agency is conducting the survey through July 24.

The agency also has conducted “pop-up” events at major trolley stations to seek public opinion.

SEPTA’s trolley fleet dates to the 1980s and will be replaced by new vehicles that it said  will be fully accessible to people with disabilities and have higher capacity to move more passengers.

The new cars will have low floors and ramps; wider pathways; audio and visual messaging systems to communicate upcoming stops and service changes; and designated open space for people with wheelchairs, walkers and strollers.

Likewise, SEPTA is building on-street stations to serve the new trolleys and rebuilding underground stations to be fully accessible.

The trolley modernization program will extend some trolley lines to key locations to make connections to other SEPTA services easier.

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