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Old 06-19-2016, 12:01 PM
 
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I recently noticed that Septa has rolled out their new fare card. I think that one is long overdue. Besides that one, what do you think is the future of septa. Will there be any major expansions in the near future, both in the city and the suburbs?
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Old 06-19-2016, 05:51 PM
 
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An Orange Line expansion to the Navy Yard should be priority number one. I'd love to see a more frequent and later service for the regional rails and subways. Other than that, not expecting major changes. Just the non-sexy, but crucial work of maintaining the infrastructure and refreshing the rolling stock.
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Old 06-19-2016, 07:42 PM
 
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The Media-Elwyn Line expanding out to the West Chester area, and the Norristown Line expanding to King of Prussia may happen over the next decade.
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Old 06-19-2016, 08:27 PM
 
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An Orange Line expansion to the Navy Yard should be priority number one. I'd love to see a more frequent and later service for the regional rails and subways. Other than that, not expecting major changes. Just the non-sexy, but crucial work of maintaining the infrastructure and refreshing the rolling stock.
There is some expectation that Rt 100 expansion to K of P might actually happen. Also the next rolling stock replacements will likely be on the green line/subway surface trolleys. The current Kawasaki trolleys are about 35 years old.
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Old 06-19-2016, 08:29 PM
 
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I recently noticed that Septa has rolled out their new fare card. I think that one is long overdue. Besides that one, what do you think is the future of septa. Will there be any major expansions in the near future, both in the city and the suburbs?
It's a gradual roll out of the new fare cards. All of the old fare payment methods are still in use.
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Old 06-20-2016, 07:41 AM
 
Location: East Mt Airy, Philadelphia
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An Orange Line expansion to the Navy Yard should be priority number one. I'd love to see a more frequent and later service for the regional rails and subways. Other than that, not expecting major changes. Just the non-sexy, but crucial work of maintaining the infrastructure and refreshing the rolling stock.
Yes ^^^
Direct service to the Navy Yard should be the highest priority. I'm amazed that the extension of the subway wasn't coordinated with the development of the Navy Yard. "hey, let's develop a nice location where thousands of people can work?" "how are they going to get there?" "I dunno ..."
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Old 06-20-2016, 08:13 AM
 
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Outside of expansions, lots of great updates/upgrades on their way:

1. GPS on all rolling stock with real-time updates on monitors in the stations that show when the next train will arrive.
2. Electric buses (to be tested out soon).
3. Increased accessibility in stations; elevators, escalators, etc.
4. Updated city hall station
5. Updated 15th street station
6. Updated concourse under construction between city hall and Walnut station
7. Reopened/Updated concourse access between 30th street station and the MFL

What we won't be getting, but need: An updated fare structure. If it was going to happen this generation, it would have happened with the roll-out of the Key. Maybe I'm wrong...
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Old 06-20-2016, 09:13 AM
 
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Yes ^^^
Direct service to the Navy Yard should be the highest priority. I'm amazed that the extension of the subway wasn't coordinated with the development of the Navy Yard. "hey, let's develop a nice location where thousands of people can work?" "how are they going to get there?" "I dunno ..."
Capital funds for a project of this magnitude has to come from somewhere. Will it?
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Old 06-20-2016, 09:18 AM
 
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Outside of expansions, lots of great updates/upgrades on their way:

1. GPS on all rolling stock with real-time updates on monitors in the stations that show when the next train will arrive.
2. Electric buses (to be tested out soon).
3. Increased accessibility in stations; elevators, escalators, etc.
4. Updated city hall station
5. Updated 15th street station
6. Updated concourse under construction between city hall and Walnut station
7. Reopened/Updated concourse access between 30th street station and the MFL

What we won't be getting, but need: An updated fare structure. If it was going to happen this generation, it would have happened with the roll-out of the Key. Maybe I'm wrong...
Can you explain what you mean by "won't be getting" re Septa Key? Isn't it supposed to support smartphone payments, etc., eventually?
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Old 06-20-2016, 10:40 AM
 
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How does septa get their money? Is it all local or does it get some national funding?
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