SEPTA FY2025 Capital Budget Public Hearing

Join us as we advocate for better allocation of Capital funds at SEPTA's FY2025 Capital Budget Hearings.

The schedule of Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Public Hearings is as follows:
Capital Budget: May 22, 2024 – 10:00 AM & 4:00 PM

5th Square is seeking volunteers who can make public comment at these hearings! Let us know if you can help by submitting your RSVP, and we will reach out with talking points.

We will be asking SEPTA to:

  • Support better headhouse design like the new Drexel 30th St Station -- SEPTA is proposing to downgrade their subway headhouses to use metal wire and metal bars instead of transparent polycarbonate panels.

  • Implement the "Silver Line" vision for fast, frequent regional rail service between Fern Rock and Penn Medicine

  • Support city-wide efforts for a permanent intercity bus terminal

  • Fully fund Trolley Modernization

  • Supporting the "Safe Clean & Secure" line item to hire 100 additional cleaners and purchase vacuum trains

  • Support the purchase of new railcars for the Market-Frankford Line, the Broad Street line, and Regional Rail

The Public Hearings can be attended in-person in the Board Room at SEPTA Headquarters, 1234 Market Street, Mezzanine Level, Philadelphia, PA 19107, or virtually utilizing WebEx. Additional information on how individuals can register to attend via WebEx will be posted on approximately April 26, 2024 at the Authority’s website:

At the hearings, SEPTA will present the proposed Fiscal Year 2025 Operating Budget and Fiscal Years 2026-2030 Financial Projections, and the Fiscal Year 2025 Capital Budget and Fiscal Years 2025-2036 Capital Program. The proposed budgets will be published on or about April 16, 2024 and will be accessible from the SEPTA website: SEPTA will afford an opportunity for interested persons or agencies to be heard with respect to the budgets at the public hearings. People wishing to attend and speak at the morning and afternoon sessions in-person or via WebEx must register by the start time on the day of each public hearing. SEPTA representatives will be available at each hearing to listen to public comments and testimony. A sign language interpreter will be present during the public hearings. An audio version of the public hearing notice and summary will be available through the Associated Services for the Blind at its website:

Public Participation Details:

  • Individuals wishing to attend a public hearing virtually via WebEx must register at before the date and time the public hearing is to be held (see schedule above). Details and instructions on how to register via WebEx will be posted to the above SEPTA website on approximately April 26, 2024.

  • Individuals wishing to attend in-person should arrive at the SEPTA Board Room by 11:00AM and 5:00PM respectively on May 20, 2024 and by 10:00AM and 4:00PM respectively on May 21, 2024 for the Operating Budget, and by 10:00AM and 4:00PM respectively on May 22, 2024 for the Capital Budget.

  • Persons desiring to provide oral comments or testimony about the Capital Budget may call 215-580-7771, and about the Operating Budget may call 215-580-7772 to submit comments or testimony via voicemail message.

  • Individuals may submit comments via email on the Operating Budget to [email protected] and on the Capital Budget to [email protected].

  • Persons wishing to file written comments may mail them to the Senior Director, Budgets & Transformation, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, 1234 Market St., 9th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

All comments and testimony received will become part of the public record and will be forwarded to the Hearing Examiner. To be included in the official public record, comments must be received by Friday May 31, 2024 at 5:00 PM.


Will you come?