SEPTA Investing $18.3 Million in Energy Efficiency
"The [South Eastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority] board decided Thursday to make the regional transit network more environmentally friendly with plans that are budget friendly, too," reports Jason Laughlin.
The transit agency will begin installing $18.3 million in energy-efficient technology on SEPTA regional rail trains and subway cars, and at five facilities. The upgrades, including LED lighting, water conservation, and other capital improvements, could save the agency $2 million a year.
As a part of the approval earlier this week, the SEPTA board also approved a planning process to explore the feasibility of building a natural gas power plant on SEPTA-owned property near the Midvale bus garage in lower Germantown.