Progressive Railroading


Newsletter Sign Up
Stay updated on news, articles and information for the rail industry

All fields are required.

Rail News Home Passenger Rail


Rail News: Passenger Rail

APTA names SEPTA 'Outstanding Public Transportation System' for 2012

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has honored the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) with the 2012 “Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award,” which recognizes the authority’s efforts to “enhance service, efficiencies and overall effectiveness.”

APTA presents the award annually to “agencies that demonstrate leadership and help advance public transportation,” according to a prepared statement.

“SEPTA’s many accomplishments and achievements are models for the rest of the public transit industry,” said APTA President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Melaniphy.

In fiscal-year 2012, 339.3 million trips — the highest total since 1989 — were logged on SEPTA trains, trolleys and buses. Systemwide, annual trips are up 32 million since 2007, SEPTA officials said. Also, FY2012 marked the 13th consecutive year in which SEPTA had a balanced budget.

Contact Progressive Railroading editorial staff.

More News from 7/30/2012