SEPTA Awards Contract for Extension Design Work

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority has awarded a contract to a consultant to design the final phase of the King of Prussia Rail Project.

HNTB Corporation received the $125 million contract for the project that involves extending the Norristown High Speed Line by 4 miles into King of Prussia.

In a news release, SEPTA said the design work will advance the engineering and architectural design from 30 percent complete to final design, which is required for the project to be eligible for funds from the New Starts Capital Investment Grant program of the Federal Transit Administration.

SEPTA has allocated $390 million for the project in its 2023 capital budget andĀ hopes to obtain a federal grant to fund up to 60 percent of the project cost.

If funding can be secured, construction is expected to get underway in 2025.

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