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11/28/2022



Rail News: Passenger Rail

SEPTA wins FTA grant for TOD study


The study will assess the possibility for TOD projects along 3 miles along the trolley route in Delaware County.
Photo – iseptaphilly.com

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The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority last week received a $300,000 federal grant to study the possibility of transit-oriented development (TOD) along the corridor formed by the Route 11 and 13 trolley service.

The Federal Transit Administration awarded the grant through its new pilot program for TOD planning. SEPTA will use the funds to examine conditions and opportunities for TOD projects in Delaware County, SEPTA officials said in a press release.

Specifically, the study will assess the possibility for TOD along 3 miles of the route corridor that includes the Darby Transportation Center, Yeadon Loop and downtown Darby. The study also will evaluate stop consolidation concepts, station area and street design, intermodal connections, flood mitigation and electrical infrastructure needs, SEPTA officials said.

In addition, SEPTA will assess the potential for extending the Route 102 trolley line to Darby Transportation Center.

The study is part of SEPTA's Trolley Modernization Program, which seeks to replace the 40-year-old fleet with new, accessible vehicles and modernize station and street track infrastructure.

The FTA issued 18 other TOD grants. Click here to read the full list of funded projects.