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How SEPTA will spend $130 million from Obama's stimulus

List of federal transit repair projects around Philadelphia

How SEPTA will spend $130 million from Obama's stimulus

Says U.S. Department of Transportation spokesman Paul Griffo: 

1) Septa will spend $62.9 million on these capital projects:

Purchase of 40 Replacement Hybrid-Electric Buses;
Chestnut Hill West Regional Rail Line Stations Improvements;
Media - Sharon Hill Line Painting of Overhead Structures;
Media - Sharon Hill Line Grade Crossings; Media - Sharon Hill Line Route 101/102 Power Control;
Route 101 Warning Device Upgrade;
69th Street Station Restrooms;
Computer Based Train Control (CBTC) Upgrades;
Sectionalization to Routes 101/102; North Wales Station Renovation Design;
Fox Chase Station Renovation Design; Design for Bridge Rehabilitation;
Tulpehocken Station Renovation Design; and Elwyn Parking Expansion Design

2) And $65.7 million on these rail and station improvement projects:

R3 Media Line Roadbed Stabilization;
Gwynedd Cut;
Media Sharon Hill Line Continuous Welded Rail;
R1 Airport Regional Rail Line Fencing;
Fern Rock Yard Rehab;
Croydon Station Rehab;
Fiber Optic Cable for Power Control and Passenger Information
R5 Regional Rail Signage. 

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