SEPTA Investing $18.3 Million in Energy Efficiency

SEPTA has approved funding for $18.3 million in energy-efficient upgrades to the regional transit network.
October 24, 2015, 1pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"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.

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Published on Friday, October 23, 2015 in Philadelphia Inquirer
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