Members of Congress: Earmark Funding for Trolley Modernization Today

SEPTA’s trolley network is a vital transit lifeline and is critically important to our region’s economic well-being. Unfortunately, the system is slow, mired by delays, unacceptably outdated, and lacks ADA accessibility.

The Philadelphia region deserves reliable, accessible, and frequent trolley service. 

We deserve a fully-modernized trolley network that will better serve Southeastern PA as we recover from the pandemic.

We call on Congress to authorize direct financial support for SEPTA’s Trolley Modernization Project. We are also asking SEPTA to prioritize Trolley Modernization and increase their capital budget investment allocation for this important project.

SEPTA's Trolley Modernization Project deserves funding priority:

  • Current trolley cars have exceeded their useable life and are increasingly unreliable. 
  • Trolley lines among SEPTA's busiest surface routes. 
  • This is a matter of equity, racial justice, and fairness in accessibility.
  • Our region’s trolley neighborhoods deserve a modern system with speedy service. 
  • This project poses economic benefits for both riders and the region at large. 
  • SEPTA desperately needs the funding to accomplish this. 
  • The City of Philadelphia wants this too, putting Trolley Modernization as its top priority for large transit infrastructure spending in its Transit Plan.

Read more details about why SEPTA's Trolley Modernization Project deserves funding priority in our Action Page.

A renewed and modernized trolley system is within reach if Congress brings needed resources.

Imagine a post-pandemic future with a speedy and reliable trolley system, instead of one marred by congestion and delays. Imagine a new fleet of accessible, modern light-rail-style cars ready to serve for decades to come. Imagine a trolley system that’s far more reliable and resilient, giving opportunity and vitality for hundreds of thousands of Southeastern PA residents.

Ask our local members of Congress to earmark federal funding for this important project.

Sign this petition and share it with the tag #FundTrolleyMod

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  • Beatrice Zovich
    signed 2021-03-23 19:31:37 -0400
  • Allison Gibson
    signed 2021-03-23 11:47:07 -0400
  • Janice Haman
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  • Peter Kim
    signed 2021-03-22 09:46:55 -0400
  • William Reed
    signed 2021-03-22 09:00:59 -0400
    The design of the trolley tracks and platforms on Girard in Fishtown are horrendous, dangerous and costly to constantly repair.
  • Camille Boggan
    signed 2021-03-21 19:51:39 -0400
  • Lesley Gold
    signed 2021-03-21 12:55:56 -0400
  • Lorraine Gosner
    signed 2021-03-21 07:49:26 -0400
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    signed 2021-03-20 19:39:23 -0400
  • Steve Fillmore
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  • Austin Huber
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  • Felicia Blow
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  • Stephanie Wall
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  • Ronald P Kirkland
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  • Michelle Delgado
    signed 2021-03-20 11:18:12 -0400
  • Joshua Serkin
    signed 2021-03-20 11:10:23 -0400
    We need this I use the trolley to get to and from work in the city and I’m sometimes sitting and waiting for one to show up and it would be nice to have them come sooner and more frequently.
  • Dan Whaland
    signed 2021-03-20 09:28:20 -0400
  • Juliana Perry
    signed 2021-03-20 09:17:09 -0400
    As a University of the Sciences employee who visits friends and shops in West Philadelphia, I am a frequent trolley user. We all need a modern, accessible trolley system everyone can depend on.
  • Barbara Grabias
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