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SEPTA Key Advantage Update: Institutional Pass Program Expansion

October 14, 2022 / Comments Off on SEPTA Key Advantage Update: Institutional Pass Program Expansion

Earlier this month, SEPTA made a few big announcements about the new Key Advantage program. If you haven’t yet learned about the new initiative that’s part of a broader strategy for an inclusive post-pandemic plan for the region, Key Advantage is SEPTA’s new institutional pass program. It allows institutions to purchase passes for all their […]

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SEPTA Key Advantage Update: Applications are Open

July 15, 2022 / Comments Off on SEPTA Key Advantage Update: Applications are Open

There’s some exciting news for large-sized employers in the Philadelphia region who are committed to sustainability, interested in returning to the office, focused on reducing demand for parking, or wanting to offer additional benefits to their employees after a tough couple of years: the SEPTA Key Advantage application is open! For those who may not […]

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Post-Pandemic Philadelphia Mobility: New Challenges, New Innovations

April 22, 2022 / Comments Off on Post-Pandemic Philadelphia Mobility: New Challenges, New Innovations

Despite the fact that the City is once again requiring masking indoors, Philadelphians are on the move—or at least they are trying. In theory, remote work and online retail should have reduced the need for travel; however, for those who are still navigating around the city, there are serious challenges. Automotive congestion feels at least […]

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Public Transportation is Needed to Maintain an Equitable City

November 5, 2021 / Comments Off on Public Transportation is Needed to Maintain an Equitable City

A major component of creating a smart and equitable city is an efficient and affordable public transportation system. Public transportation is vitally important to residents, as it serves as a way for people to get access jobs and childcare. Building and maintaining a resilient transportation system that can endure climate change as well as natural […]

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SEPTA & PennDOT Awarded $8.3M from USDOT Federal Railroad Administration

June 19, 2020 / Comments Off on SEPTA & PennDOT Awarded $8.3M from USDOT Federal Railroad Administration

Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI) provided a Benefit-Cost analysis for Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s (SEPTA) and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) successful grant application for USDOT Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) State of Good Repair Partnership funding. The $8.3M FRA grant is 50% of the $16.7 needed to complete shovel-ready capacity improvements on the Harrisburg Line linking […]

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Our Experts Discuss the Effects of COVID-19 on Transit and Measures for Recovery

May 15, 2020 / Comments Off on Our Experts Discuss the Effects of COVID-19 on Transit and Measures for Recovery

Econsult Solutions’ Transportation Practice helps transit agencies and departments of transportation make the case for infrastructure expenditures and investments by measuring the service area economic footprint and analyzing both economic and social impacts. With our focus on transportation this month, Steve Wray, ESI Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and former executive director of the Economy […]

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