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SEPTA Capital Improvements in the City of Philadelphia December 2008 North Philadelphia Transportation Center – Construction of new Fairmount Substation New Headhouse Street Entrance at Glenwood Avenue Hybrid (Diesel/Electric) Bus New Guideway between 62nd and 63rd Streets TABLE OF CONTENTS – PAGE 1 Projects in Progress MARKET-FRANKFORD LINE PROJECTS Frankford Elevated Stations: 6 Margaret-Orthodox Station Rehabilitation Market Street Elevated Projects: 7 Station Equipment Buildings Foundations & Ductbank Cobbs Creek Guideway (Including 63rd Street and Millbourne Stations) East & West Guideway 46th, 52nd, 56th, and 60th Street Stations MFSE Stations and Other Improvements: 8 SMART Stations BROAD STREET SUBWAY PROJECTS City Hall Station Renovations 9 Girard and Spring Garden Stations Renovations 10 Infrastructure Safety Renewal Program – BSS Improvements 10 North Philadelphia Transportation Center 11 Allegheny ADA Improvements 11 BUS VEHICLE ACQUISITION Bus Purchase Program For FY 2008 through FY 2011 12 Trackless Trolley Acquisition 13 CITY TRANSIT DIVISION PROJECTS Green Line Improvements Project 14 Woodland Avenue Street Track Renewal 14 Trolley Wire Replacement Program 14 Green Line Portals Roof Replacement 14 Escalator/ Elevator Replacement Program 15 1 TABLE OF CONTENTS – PAGE 2 PARATRANSIT IMPROVEMENTS CCT Communications System / Control Center 16 Paratransit Vehicle Acquisition FY 2009 16 REGIONAL RAIL PROJECTS Stairway Renewal Program 17 Intertrack Fencing Program 17 Critical Catenary Structure Rehabilitation 17 Regional Rail Signal System Modernization 17 Regional Rail Substation Improvements 18 Station Improvements: Allen Lane Phase II and Queen Lane Stations 19 Wayne Junction Station 19 Fox Chase Branch High Level Platform Program 20 Bridges and Infrastructure: Bridge Rehabilitation Program 21 Chestnut Hill West Bridge 0.35 Rehabilitation 21 R5 Paoli Line Improvements 22 Amtrak “K” Interlocking Transfer Project 22 VEHICLE ACQUISITION & REHABILITATION Purchase 120 Silverliner V Cars 23 Vehicle Overhaul Program 24 CUSTOMER SERVICE PROJECTS Interactive Voice Response System 25 New Payment Technologies 25 2 TABLE OF CONTENTS – PAGE 3 Projects Recently Completed MARKET-FRANKFORD LINE PROJECTS MFSE Stations and Other Improvements: Automatic Train Control 27 30th Street Station ADA Improvements 27 69th Street Shop & Yard 27 Multi-Modal Traction Power Substations 27 Berks, Church, Huntingdon Stations 28 8th Street Station and 13th Street Station ADA Improvements 29 Frankford Transportation Center: Bridge Street Yard Trackwork 30 Bus Depot & Pratt Building 30 Guideway 30 Parking Garage 30 Terminal & Site 30 BROAD STREET SUBWAY PROJECTS York, Callowhill and Arch Sump Pump Replacement 31 BSS Signal System Modernization 31 Walnut-Locust Station Renovation 32 Infrastructure Safety Renewal Program – BSS Improvements 33 BUS VEHICLE AND COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT ACQUISITION Purchase 40-Foot Buses (For CY 2004 through CY 2006) 35 Alternative Fuel Buses 35 Purchase 30-Foot Buses 35 Purchase 60-Foot Buses 36 Purchase 40-Foot Buses (For CY 2001 through CY 2003) 36 Computer Aided Radio Dispatch System 36 CITY TRANSIT DIVISION PROJECTS Girard Avenue Light Rail Projects: Rail Rolling Stock Rehabilitation (PCC Trolley) 37 Girard Avenue Light Rail Infrastructure 37 Transit First Initiatives: Route 15 Transit First 38 Route 10 Transit First 38 Route 52 Transit First 38 Street Track Renewal Projects: Woodland Avenue and Lindbergh Boulevard 39 OTHER CITY TRANSIT INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS Allegheny Garage Roof 40 Berridge Shop 40 Fern Rock Roof 40 Wissahickon Transportation Center 40 3 TABLE OF CONTENTS – PAGE 4 REGIONAL RAIL PROJECTS Station Improvements: Suburban Station 41 Allen Lane Phase I 42 Amtrak 30th Street Station 42 Overbrook Station 42 Communications and Safety: Audio Visual Equipment at Key Stations 43 Regional Rail Control Center 43 Bridges and Infrastructure: Chestnut Hill East Interlocking Improvement Project 44 Fox Chase Line Resignalization for the SEPTA / CSX Separation 44 30th Street to Suburban Station Catenary Improvements 44 Wayne Junction to Glenside Track and Signals 44 OTHER INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS Wayne Junction Shop Roof 45 4 PROJECTS IN PROGRESS 5 MARKET FRANKFORD LINE FRANKFORD ELEVATED STATIONS Margaret-Orthodox Station Rehabilitation ($27,894,325) (MPMS #60271) This project will provide for the design and construction of ADA Improvements to the Margaret-Orthodox Subway Station, including the repair or replacement of deteriorated civil, structural, architectural, mechanical and electrical elements. An elevator will be installed from street to platform level at the westbound elevated station, and two elevators will be installed from the platform to the east overpass in the elevated station. In addition, new lighting, signage, ramping, and sidewalks will be installed. On May 22, 2008, the SEPTA Board awarded a design contract to Parsons Transportation Group. The Notice to Proceed for design was issued on July 22, 2008. SEPTA is reviewing the 15% design package, which was submitted in October 2008. Existing Margaret-Orthodox Station on Market- Frankford Subway Elevated Line 6 MARKET STREET ELEVATED LINE PROJECTS Market Street Elevated Reconstruction Program ($710,000,000) (MPMS #60281) The Market Street Elevated portion of the Market-Frankford Subway Elevated Line operates above Market Street from the vicinity of 45th Street in Philadelphia to the western abutment near Millbourne Station in Millbourne Borough, Delaware County. The Market Street Elevated is a two track, heavy rail guideway supported by recurring structural steel bents totaling approximately 11,000 feet in length. The Market Street Elevated was opened for service in 1907 and recently celebrated its 100th year of operation. The Market Street Elevated Reconstruction Program provides for the complete reconstruction of the Market Street Elevated superstructure, sub-structure and foundations, and the rehabilitation of abutments and bearings. This project also provides for the complete reconstruction of passenger stations located at 46th, 52nd, 56th, 60th, 63rd Streets and Millbourne Station. All stations will comply with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. With the exception of station areas, the elevated guideway will be supported by a single column support system. The new support system offers benefits to SEPTA and the community including: 1) Reduction in maintenance costs resulting from a structure with fewer columns and a high restraint direct fixation system; 2) Improved lighting and aesthetics of West Market Street; and 3) Enhanced pedestrian safety, as passengers will no longer be required to cross traffic to board buses. In addition, this construction effort will complement and assist in the City’s Streetscape Plan, which proposes to convert Market Street into a two-lane road with bike lanes. Project elements completed include the construction of buildings at 52nd and Market Streets and at 63rd and Market Streets to house Automatic Train Control equipment and the installation of foundations and pedestals for the new elevated guideway. The new 56th Street and 60th Street Stations were opened for customer use in February 2006 and June 2007, respectively. In April 2008, the new 52nd Street Station reached completion, and the new 46th Street Station was opened for full customer service. In June 2008, the new Millbourne Station reached completion and was opened for customer service. The final station at 63rd Street was closed for reconstruction and is scheduled to re-open in June 2009. As of August 2008, all 166 new elevated guideway spans were erected. Substantial completion of the elevated guideway is scheduled for December 2008. 52nd Street Station – Opened April 2008 46th Street Station – Opened April 2008 7 SMART Stations ($90,000,000) (MPMS# 70691) This project consists of an amalgam of elements designed to improve passenger safety, security, communications and the station environment. The Smart Stations project combines improvements such as modern fire detection and reporting equipment; chemical and wet fire suppression systems in certain areas; security systems, including emergency lighting, intrusion and robbery alarms, CCTV surveillance; audio-visual public address system; emergency exits; platform emergency phones and expanded maintenance alarm systems. In addition, station lighting improvements will be undertaken at selected locations. As a pilot location, Cecil B. Moore Station on the Broad Street Line underwent Smart Stations improvements. In advance of the Smart Stations project, the Fiber Optic Platform Project will improve, upgrade and modernize the communications facilities at stations by enlarging and modernizing communications rooms and installing new communications multiplexing equipment and associated systems. These communications enhancements are necessary to provide a state-of-the-art infrastructure to support the Smart Stations project, as well as other communications improvements. The Smart Stations project will be implemented in 2 phases and will encompass all Market-Frankford, Broad Street Subway and Subway/Surface Lines stations. Phase 1 includes the following twenty-one stations: − Market-Frankford Line: 2nd, 11th, 15th, 34th, 40th, and 69th Street Stations − Broad Street Line: Fern Rock, Olney, Erie, Susquehanna-Dauphin, Allegheny, Tasker-Morris, Snyder and Pattison Stations − Subway-Surface Lines: 15th, 19th, 22nd, 33rd, 36th, 37th and 40th Street Stations The SEPTA Board, at its June 22, 2006 meeting, awarded the construction contract for Phase 1 to Rockport Construction Company, for general construction services; to Suppression Systems, for fire protection construction services; and to The Fairfield Company for systems integrator construction services. Substantial completion of Phase 1 is anticipated for February 2009. Phase 2 includes the following thirty-six stations: − Market-Frankford Line: Frankford Transportation Center, Church, Erie-Torresdale, Tioga, Allegheny, Somerset, Huntingdon, York-Dauphin, Berks, Girard, Spring Garden, 8th Street, 13th Street, 15th Street (cameras only), 30th Street, 46th Street, 52nd Street, 56th Street, 60th Street, 63rd Street and Millbourne Stations − Broad Street Line: Logan, Wyoming, Hunting Park, North Philadelphia, Fairmount, Race-Vine, Walnut-Locust, Lombard-South, Ellsworth-Federal, Oregon, Fairmount-Ridge, Chinatown-Ridge and 8th Street-Ridge Stations − Subway-Surface Lines: Juniper and 30th Street Stations The SEPTA Board, at its April 24, 2008 meeting, awarded the construction contract for Phase 2 to Rockport Construction Company, for general construction services; to Fire Protection Industries, Inc., for fire protection mechanical construction services; and to The Fairfield Company for systems integrator construction services. Work is underway, with substantial completion anticipated for October 2011. 8 BROAD STREET SUBWAY City Hall Station Renovations ($100,000,000) (MPMS #60335) This project will provide for renovation of the City Hall Station on the Broad Street Subway Line. City Hall Station is the transfer point between the Broad Street Subway Line, Market Frankford Line, Subway- Surface Lines and Regional Rail Lines and serves 66,506 passengers on a daily basis. Opened in 1928, the station has deteriorated over the years and is in need of repair. In addition, the station requires accessibility improvements to meet ADA standards, as well as passenger amenity improvements and aesthetic enhancements to uplift its overall appearance. The design phase will begin upon execution of the Memorandum of Understanding between SEPTA and the City of Philadelphia. Preliminary and final design for this project will focus on the following items for City Hall Station: New entrance in Dilworth Plaza, including elevators. Elevator accessibility from street level to the platforms of the Broad Street and Market-Frankford Subway Lines. Modification of the fare collection facility on the lower concourse level. More open space at platform level. Straightening and widening of passageways. New architectural finishes, lighting and signage. Art-in-Transit. Mechanical and natural ventilation in re-opened shafts. Structural repairs. Modifications to 15th Street, including elevators, platform raising, and fare collection facilities. Prevention/interception of water infiltration/inflow. Artist Rendering of Platform Level Existing City Hall Station Platform 9 Girard and Spring Garden Broad Street Subway Stations Renovations ($37,000,000) (MPMS #60555) This project will provide for engineering and construction improvements to the Girard and Spring Garden Stations on the Broad Street Subway Line. These stations were originally constructed between 1928 and 1932 and are showing signs of disrepair and deterioration due to their age and use. Station elements to be improved by this project include lighting; wall, floor and ceiling finishes; passenger amenities; signage; passenger control and cashier facilities; platform tactile warning strips; audio-visual public address system; and the installation of elevators. Materials installed at these stations will be easy to maintain, have a long life expectancy, and possess vandal resistant qualities. These improvements will convert the stations into modern, attractive, well-illuminated, functional and secure transit facilities. The design phases for both Girard and Spring Garden Stations are in progress and scheduled for completion in May 2009, with construction anticipated to begin in Fall 2009. Existing Conditions at Spring Garden Station Infrastructure Safety Renewal Program – Broad Street Subway Line Station Renewal (MPMS# 60585) SEPTA’s in-house workforce is, or will be advancing numerous improvements on the Broad Street Subway Line at selected stations. This phase of the project provides for improvements at Logan Station, including renewal of the floor tile on both the northbound and southbound platforms, rehabilitation of four street level entrances, and cashier booth and fareline improvements. Construction is underway, with completion anticipated for November 2009. Improvements, including the replacement of platform tiles and the construction of new cashier booths and fareline, are planned for Wyoming Station as part of a future phase of this project. 10 North Philadelphia Transportation Center ($24,175,000) (TIP #S030) The Broad Street and Lehigh Avenue area of North Philadelphia is served by several SEPTA routes including the R5, R6, R7, R8, the Broad Street Subway, and Transit Routes C and 54. This project will include renovations to the Broad Street Subway Station; new transit facilities at street level including signage and lighting; accessibility improvements at the intersection of Broad Street and Lehigh Avenue including a new elevator and escalator; and accessibility improvements to Broad Street and Glenwood Avenue including connections to Amtrak’s North Philadelphia Station. Construction contracts were awarded to Crossing Construction Co. (GC), Ray Angelini, Inc. (EC) and John J. Bee, Inc. (MC) in April 2005. The street level headhouses for the escalator, stairs, and elevator have all been installed. Work is expected to be substantially complete by March 2009. Platform at North Philadelphia New Headhouse Street Entrance at Station Glenwood Avenue Allegheny Station ADA Improvements ($5,680,000) This project will provide for the engineering, design and construction of two ADA accessible elevators at each of the outside platforms; one street-to-concourse elevator, and one concourse-to-platform elevator, at Allegheny Station on the Broad Street Subway Line. Located at Broad Street and Allegheny Street in North Philadelphia, Allegheny Station functions as both a destination station serving Temple University’s Dental School, Medical School and Hospital facilities, local businesses and community organizations, and as an intermodal transfer point where riders can transfer to four accessible SEPTA bus routes (C, 2, 23, 60) within 2 blocks. The design phase is underway, with completion anticipated for January 2009. Construction is anticipated to begin in June 2009. 11 BUS VEHICLE ACQUISITION Bus Purchase Program (CY 2008 through CY 2011) ($262,000,000) (MPMS #60286) SEPTA’s Bus Fleet Management Plan provides for the acquisition of different size buses based upon needs and route characteristics. The current bus fleet consists of a variety of buses ranging from 60-foot articulated and 40- foot buses for heavy use routes to 27- and 30-foot buses for suburban, circulator and contracted service routes. On September 27, 2007, the SEPTA Board approved the award of a contract to New Flyer, Inc. for 400 hybrid (diesel/electric) forty-foot low-floor transit buses with an option to purchase an additional 80 buses. SEPTA plans to exercise the 20 bus option for Fiscal Year 2009. The base order of 400 buses will replace SEPTA’s NABI buses, which will have exceeded their useful life of 12 years by the time of replacement. These new buses will be delivered in increments of 100 per year starting in August 2008 through December 2011. Operating hybrid (diesel/electric) buses enables SEPTA to significantly reduce engine exhaust emissions in the region and increase fuel efficiency. This model of hybrid bus reduces emissions in the following areas: carbon monoxide 80%, nitrous oxide 5.5%, hydrocarbons 44%, particulate matter 31%, and carbon dioxide 38%. In addition to emission superiority, the hybrids have achieved 29% greater gas mileage, superior brake lining and faster acceleration. SEPTA currently has a fleet of 32 hybrid (diesel/electric) vehicles. The addition of 400 hybrid buses will make SEPTA the operator of one of the largest public transit hybrid bus fleets in the country. Each new bus will have a public address system that will enable the operator to clearly communicate with passengers inside and outside the vehicle. For the hearing and visually impaired, an audio/visual annunciating system will be installed, which will automatically announce upcoming bus stops and informational messages. All buses will be low-floor and equipped for wheelchairs to address accessibility needs. Additional features include an on-board video surveillance system and a bicycle rack. The Bus Purchase Program provides the following benefits: 1) Dependable and improved service for our customers, 2) Systematic replacement of aging components of the fleet, 3) Maintaining an average bus fleet age of approximately six years, and 4) Introduction of new technology to the fleet. As of December 22, 2008, ninety-two hybrid (diesel/electric) buses have been delivered to SEPTA and are in revenue service. 12 Trackless Trolley Acquisition ($44,000,000) (MPMS #60642) This project will provide for the acquisition of 38 new, 40-foot low-floor electric trackless trolleys. The existing fleet is more than 26 years old and well beyond its useful life. Vehicles acquired through this project will incorporate current technology and proven components, along with passenger amenities, to ensure overall safety, security and passenger comfort. Each trackless trolley will offer easy access and a public address system that will enable the operator to clearly communicate with passengers inside and outside the vehicle. For the hearing and visually impaired, an audio/visual annunciating system will be installed, which will automatically announce upcoming stops and informational messages. All vehicles will fully comply with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. In addition, each vehicle will be equipped with a bicycle rack. To avoid service delays caused by short distance, temporary roadway interference, the new trackless trolleys will have limited off-wire propulsion capability to maneuver around obstacles. This project will also provide for spare components, tools and equipment required to service these new trackless trolleys. The SEPTA Board at its February 23, 2006 meeting awarded the contract to New Flyer, Inc. for the manufacture of 38 electric trackless trolleys. On October 25, 2007, the SEPTA Board approved a change order for the installation of 38 On-Board Video Surveillance Systems and 10 Automated Passenger Counter Systems on the vehicles. As of December 15, 2008, all 38 trolley buses have been delivered to SEPTA and are in revenue service. 13 CITY TRANSIT DIVISION PROJECTS Green Line Improvements Project ($793,023) (MPMS #77190) This multi-phased program includes painting the walls, and installing benches, trash cans and signage in all stations on the Subway-Surface Line. In addition, the 15th Street West Plaza to the Broad Street Subway, City Hall entrance stairs, the 40th Street Portal Plaza and both portal entrances will receive new lighting. Woodland Avenue Street Track Renewal ($1,201,126) (MPMS #60585) This project provided for the renewal of approximately 4,000 feet of street track along Woodland Avenue from 58th Street to 68th Street. Trolley Wire Replacement Program ($407,696) (MPMS #60585) This project will provide for the replacement of five miles of 4/0-trolley wire on Route 34, along Baltimore Avenue between 49th and 61st Street and five miles along Route 13 between 58th and Yeadon Loop. In total, 52,800 feet of wire will be replaced. Span wires and clip assemblies that connect the trolley wire to the suspension system will also be replaced. To date, 8,500 feet of wire have been replaced. Green Line Portals Roof Replacement – 36th & 40th Street ($4,400,000) (MPMS #77180) This project will entail the repair and/or replacement of damaged structural and architectural components, including structural steel, roof deck and masonry walls. New roofing, drains, flashing and parapets will also be installed. Drain lines will be re-opened/replaced to ensure proper drainage. On April 24, 2008, the SEPTA Board awarded the construction contract to Plato Construction Corporation. The Notice to Proceed for construction was issued on June 2, 2008. This project will be substantially complete in February 2009. Replacement of 40th Street Portal Roof 14 Escalator / Elevator Replacement Program ($34,353,096) (MPMS #77180) This multi-phased program provides for the replacement or modernization/standardization of escalators and the modernization of elevators at SEPTA’s rail transit and regional rail stations. Currently, there are 48 escalators and 79 elevators in revenue service within the SEPTA system. These units are dispersed throughout the system at rail transit stations, regional rail stations, and transportation centers. Under prior phases of this program, 18 escalators have been replaced or modernized at the following locations: Margaret-Orthodox- MFSE (westbound), Juniper- MFSE (eastbound), Olney Transportation Center- BSS (mezzanine to street level), Erie-MFSE (northeast and northwest), Spring Garden- MFSE, Cecil B. Moore- BSS, City Hall- BSS (southeast entrance), Snyder Station- BSS (northeast and southwest), Regional Rail 30th Street Station (Track 3/4 and 5/6), Oregon- BSS (Headhouse 5), 2nd Street Station, Olney (lower level northbound), Pattison (Headhouse 3), Norristown Transportation Center, and Regional Rail 30th Street Station (Track 1/2). As part of the current phase of this program, escalators are being modernized at Market East Station (Units 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, & 12), and Suburban Station (Units 31, 32, 33, & 34). Construction is currently underway, with completion anticipated for October 2009. Future phases of this program will include the standardization of the following escalators: Juniper (eastbound), Margaret-Orthodox (westbound), Olney (upper), Erie-BSS (northeast and northwest corners), Spring Garden-MFSE, City Hall- BSS (southeast) and 30th Street-RRD (Tracks 3/4 and Tracks 5/6), Allegheny- MFSE, Erie-Torresdale- MFSE and Pattison- BSS (Headhouse 2), and City Hall- BSS (northwest courtyard). Escalator at Olney Station (lower level northbound) 15 PARATRANSIT IMPROVEMENTS CCT Communications System / Control Center ($21,031,071) (MPMS #60557) This project will upgrade and enhance the dispatching and reservation operation of SEPTA’s ADA and Shared-Ride programs. Provisions have been made to incorporate the dispatching portion of the operation into SEPTA’s centralized Operations Control Facility located on the 19th Floor of its 1234 Market Street Headquarters. Twelve dispatcher workstations have been constructed and voice and data communications infrastructure will be upgraded. The existing dispatching and trip scheduling computer system will be upgraded to a current version of the software, which will provide Automatic Vehicle Locator (AVL), telephone interactive voice response and Internet capabilities. Automatic vehicle locator equipment will be installed in SEPTA’s Customized Community Transportation (CCT) vehicles. These enhancements will enable customers to reserve and cancel trips through the telephone interactive voice response system, the Internet, or by a traditional telephone call to a reservationist. The Automatic Vehicle Locator (AVL) System will enable SEPTA’s dispatcher to know the exact location of vehicles. This feature will improve the dispatching of vehicles, as well as allow the dispatcher to more accurately inform customers about vehicle location and arrival time. The construction contract was awarded to Orbital Sciences Corporation. Notice to Proceed for construction was issued on March 28, 2007. This project is anticipated for substantial completion in December 2009. Paratransit Vehicle Acquisition (FY 2009) ($3,314,464) (MPMS #60599) SEPTA’s CCT paratransit service in Philadelphia is supported by a fleet of 316 vehicles, including 171 lift-equipped minibuses, 137 twelve-passenger minibuses, and 8 sedans. Fiscal Year 2009 funding will support the acquisition of 54 replacement vehicles, including 46 lift-equipped minibuses and 8 high-capacity lift-equipped minibuses. 16 REGIONAL RAIL Stairway Renewal Program ($615,294) (MPMS #77190) This project will provide for the replacement of stairways and installation of new lighting at Angora and 49th Street stations on SEPTA’s R3 Media-Elwyn Line and St. Martin’s station on the R8 Chestnut Hill West Line. Construction is underway at both Angora and 49th Street Station. In August 2008, the design phase for St. Martin’s station began. Intertrack Fencing Program ($289,466) (MPMS #77190) In FY 2007, new standardized intertrack fence panels were installed on the R6 Norristown Line at Ivy Ridge Station and on the R7 Chestnut Hill East Line at Wister, Wyndmoor and Gravers Stations. Ivy Ridge was completed in October 2006. Wyndmoor was completed in April 2007, and Wister was completed in May 2007. In FY 2008, intertrack fence panels were installed on the R7 Chestnut Hill East Line at Washington Lane, Stenton, Sedgewick, and Mount Airy Stations. In FY 2009, Germantown Station was completed in November 2008. Work at Angora Station on the R3 Media-Elwyn Line will begin in January 2009. Critical Catenary Structure Rehabilitation ($746,000) (MPMS #60585) During FY 2007 and FY 2008, catenary was replaced on the R1 Airport Line over Track #2 on the Airport Viaduct, including the air brake on Track #2 within Airport Junction and installation of the feeder in the duct bank. In FY 2009, this project will provide for the design of new structures to remove catenary supports from pedestrian Bridge 3.56 on the R3 Media-Elwyn Line and Bridge 6.69 on the R6 Norristown Line. The design phase will start in December 2008. Regional Rail Signal System Modernization ($77,000,000) (MPMS #60255) This project provides for the modernization of the signal system on the R2 Warminster, R5 Lansdale-Doylestown, R6 Cynwyd, R6 Norristown, R7 Chestnut Hill East, and R8 Chestnut Hill West Regional Rail Lines. The Automatic Block Signal System currently in use on these lines will be replaced with an Automatic Train Control (ATC) System. The ATC System, which operates on a microprocessor based platform, will ensure effective train separation, as well as provide train overspeed protection with automatic braking. The new signal system will also enable bi- directional train movements with full signaling, thus greatly enhancing the flexibility of service when a portion of track is out of service for maintenance or repair. As part of this project, track interlockings and switches will be improved or replaced to complement the capabilities of the new signal system. These improvements, in conjunction with completed and planned communications system upgrades, will significantly improve service quality and provide a more reliable and maintainable operation. In addition, these infrastructure improvements will expand opportunities to increase overall travel speed and reduce travel time. Construction on the R2 Warminster Line began in March 2008 and is schedule for completion in December 2009. On the R5 Doylestown Line, construction is scheduled to commence in April 2009. 17 Regional Rail Substation Improvements ($235,000,000) (MPMS #60651) This program provides for improvements to the traction power supply system for SEPTA’s Regional Rail service. Critical components of the power system have far exceeded their useful life and are in need of replacement. In total, this program will provide for the replacement of sixteen substations over the next decade and a half. The first three facilities to be addressed under this program are: 1) Replacement of 30th Street Substation (Sub 1-A); 2) Replacement of Callowhill Substation, and 3) Replacement of Jenkintown Substation. The 30th Street Substation is located in Amtrak’s Penn Coach Yard. This Amtrak-owned facility distributes traction power to catenary circuits at Zoo Interlocking, Arsenal Interlocking, Powelton Avenue Yard, Suburban Station, and the Center City Commuter Rail Tunnel. This substation and electrical apparatus date back to the late 1920’s. In recent years, a number of train service delays were attributed to equipment failures at this facility. To rectify the power interruptions caused by this aged facility, a new substation will be constructed within SEPTA’s Powelton Yard. Callowhill Substation is located on the former Reading Railroad Viaduct just south of the north portal of the Center City Commuter Rail Tunnel. The Jenkintown Substation is located at the heart of SEPTA’s Northern Regional Railroad Traction Power System, just north of Jenkintown Station in Montgomery County. These 70 year old facilities are two of 12 autotransformer substations that transform the incoming traction power from 24,000 volts to 12,000 volts and distribute the power to Regional Rail lines north of the Center City Commuter Rail Tunnel. Failure of these substations and supporting power cables would have a significant impact on Regional Rail operations. The Callowhill Substation is being replaced with a new facility near the intersection of Fairmount Avenue and 9th Street in the City of Philadelphia. New substation facilities will house state-of-the-art circuit breakers, switchgears and control equipment. The Jenkintown Substation will be replaced with modern indoor switchgear and state-of-the-art industry- standard safety systems, communications systems and relay protection systems. The facility will also provide additional power augmentation and reliability to the existing traction power supply system. The state-of-the-art controls and protection devices will provide a high level of maintainability and operational simplicity. As a result of this project, the traction power distribution network will be more reliable, rail service interruptions will be reduced, and Regional Rail customers will receive enhanced service quality. Construction of the new Fairmount Substation is progressing with completion scheduled for mid-2009. The Notice to Proceed for the 30th Street Substation project is scheduled to be issued in January 2009. The Notice to Proceed for the Jenkintown Substation design phase was issued on August 19, 2008. Construction of new Fairmount Substation 18 REGIONAL RAIL – STATION IMPROVEMENTS Allen Lane Phase II and Queen Lane Stations ($16,500,000) (MPMS #60619) This project includes the engineering and design of station rehabilitation and improvements including ADA and historic elements. The scope of work at Queen Lane Station includes the reconstruction of the platform stairways and pedestrian overpass, rehabilitation of platform canopies, installation of new lighting and signage, and other site improvements. Allen Lane Station improvements include the following: installation of new high-level platforms; construction of new stairways, canopies, and pedestrian overpass; and, improved lighting, signage, and passageways. The Notice to Proceed for construction at Allen Lane was issued in October 2008. The construction contract for Queen Lane will be awarded in December 2008, with construction to begin in April 2009. Pedestrian Overpass – Allen Lane Existing Station – Queen Lane Wayne Junction Station ($22,187,529) (MPMS #77183) This project includes design and construction of accessibility and facility improvements at Wayne Junction Station. The scope of work includes the removal of existing canopies and construction of new 200-foot canopies and windscreens on both the inbound and outbound platforms. A new low-level platform will extend between Germantown Avenue and Wayne Avenue. A new high-level platform will be constructed on the inbound side. Two new elevators will be installed at Wayne Avenue, one each accessing the inbound and outbound platforms. New lighting and signage will be installed. A new track crossover on the R7 Chestnut Hill East Line will be installed to allow for a single track access to the platform. The design contract was awarded to Urban Engineers in January 2007. The design phase is anticipated for completion in April 2009. Existing Station – Wayne Junction 19 Fox Chase Branch High Level Platform Program ($8,808,742) (MPMS #77190) This multi-phase project provides for the renewal of station facilities, including installation of high level platforms at Cheltenham, Olney, Ryers, and Lawndale Stations on the R8 Fox Chase Regional Rail Line. Cheltenham Station was completed in 2007. Improvements consisted of the construction of a single high level precast platform and a new station building with ticket office, waiting room and restroom facilities. The resulting station facilities are fully accessible. The current phase of this program includes the reconstruction of Olney Station, including high-level platforms, new shelter, surveillance cameras and parking improvements. Construction is currently underway, with completion anticipated in August 2009. The design phase for Ryers Station is 30% complete. Construction is scheduled to begin in July 2009. Existing Station Building and Parking Lot at Olney Station 20 REGIONAL RAIL – BRIDGES AND INFRASTRUCTURE Bridge Rehabilitation Program ($228,444) (MPMS #60585) This program involves the rehabilitation to various bridges and tunnels on the regional rail. In FY 2009 the program will include repairs to the pedestrian tunnel at Milepost 11.31 on the R3 Media-Elwyn Line, rehabilitation of the bridge column bents at Milepost 7.63 on the R7 Chestnut Hill East Line, and repairs to the girder on bridges 0.83 and 4.42 on the R8 Chestnut Hill West Line. Chestnut Hill West Bridge 0.35 Rehabilitation ($9,800,000) (MPMS #77180) Bridge 0.35, circa 1915, is a 130-foot long two track bridge which carries SEPTA’s R8 Chestnut Hill West Line over the northern section of SEPTA’s Main Line. It is a one span, simply supported warren pony truss. The tracks are supported by concrete ballast troughs support by closely spaced steel floor beams, supported in turn by two warren trusses. There are two full height abutments. The north abutment is stone masonry and the south abutment is cast-in-place concrete. This project will provide for the repair and strengthening of the truss bottom chord connection plates, replacement of bridge bearings and seats, deck waterproofing, new track bed and drainage, cleaning and painting all exposed steel, and abutment repairs. The design phase is anticipated to begin in April 2009. Existing Bridge 0.35 Conditions 21 R5 Paoli Line Improvements ($80,600,000) (MPMS #59917) SEPTA, PennDOT, and Amtrak are working together to improve the infrastructure of the Amtrak-owned Keystone corridor between Philadelphia and Harrisburg. This corridor serves the PennDOT-subsidized and Amtrak-operated Keystone service, and SEPTA’s R5 Paoli/Thorndale Regional Rail Line. The project will restore the infrastructure to a state of good repair, improve operating speeds and enhance service reliability. Amtrak and PennDOT have jointly funded the installation of new concrete ties and new continuous welded rail on Tracks 2 and 3 between Zoo Interlocking and Paoli Station and infrastructure improvements west of Paoli including ties, rail, signals, catenary and bridges. The project also included the rehabilitation of Amtrak rail vehicles for use on this line. The investment by PennDOT and Amtrak in the Keystone corridor totaled $145.5 million. The jointly funded Amtrak/PennDOT improvements were substantially completed in Calendar Year 2006. Amtrak and SEPTA are sharing the cost of improvements from Zoo Interlocking (west of Amtrak’s 30th Street Station) westward to the Paoli Station in Chester County. SEPTA funds provide for improvements between Zoo and Paoli Interlockings on Tracks 1 and 4. This project will be advanced in phases over a multi-year period. Amtrak-SEPTA Phase 1, which was completed in Calendar Year 2007, included the installation of 85,000 concrete crossties and new continuous welded rail, track surfacing, and track realignment. Phase 2 includes the design and construction of three track interlockings (Paoli, Villanova and Wynnefield) and a new bi-directional train signal system. The construction of Phase 2 improvements will be addressed over a four year period starting in Calendar Year 2009. The scope of work for Phase 3 is under development and will include additional track interlocking modifications, as well as improvements to power substations, the power distribution system, and track beds. Capital investments currently completed, planned and under consideration for this rail corridor will enhance the train service provided by both SEPTA and Amtrak, as well as significantly improve the quality of ride for current and future customers. Amtrak “K” Interlocking Transfer Project ($10,877,446) (MPMS #60255) The “K” Interlocking location is the easternmost section of the overall Amtrak Interlocking, known as “Zoo”. It is controlled and maintained by Amtrak. However, the “K” Interlocking is critical to SEPTA Railroad operations, as all SEPTA Paoli, Cynwyd, Trenton and Chestnut Hill West trains operate through it. This project provides for the third-party design and installation of a modernized “K” interlocking, which includes a new train control system, track work, civil improvements, new catenary, fully remotely controlled operation system, and new fiber optic communications infrastructure. Construction is in progress. 32,000 feet of rail and 4,500 ties have been installed; installation of a prefabricated cable trough to accommodate new cabling throughout the interlocking has been completed. This project is scheduled for completion in March 2009. 22 VEHICLE ACQUISITION & REHABILITATION Purchase 120 Silverliner V Rail Cars ($330,000,000) (MPMS #60638) This project provides for the acquisition of 120 new rail cars for SEPTA Regional Rail service. These new electric multiple-unit (EMU) cars will replace the existing Silverliner II and III rail cars, which are currently 41 to 45 years old, and will provide additional cars to supplement the regional rail car fleet in response to current and projected ridership increases. Vehicles acquired will fully comply with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements and federal and state regulations regarding safety features and systems. Each car will also be equipped to accommodate two wheelchairs. Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) passenger car strength and safety requirements will be incorporated into the design of the vehicles. The car design will also incorporate recent technology and proven components and enhanced passenger amenities to ensure overall safety, security and passenger comfort. Passenger amenities will include larger windows, wider aisles, state-of-the-art climate control system and enhanced seating arrangement with more two-passenger seating. These features will provide a more pleasant environment for passenger movement and seating. The new cars will have electronic exterior and interior destination signs and voice annunciation of train destination and upcoming station stops. The enhanced public address system will enable SEPTA’s Control Center to broadcast messages directly to customers on trains. On March 23, 2006, SEPTA awarded a contract to United Transit Systems for 104 rail cars. The SEPTA Board executed an option for 16 additional cars on April 26, 2007 of which the State of Delaware will fund the acquisition of four rail cars. Pilot cars for testing are due June 2009 with production cars scheduled to arrive in October 2009 through September 2010. A press conference was held on September 10, 2008 at SEPTA’s Wayne Junction Car Shop, welcoming the delivery of the Silverliner V mock-up railcar to Philadelphia. The mock-up railcar was on display at SEPTA’s Suburban Station from October 2-18, 2008. Silverliner V Car – Mock-Up 23 Vehicle Overhaul ($52,000,000) (MPMS #60582) The Vehicle Overhaul Program is an on-going initiative that provides for the major overhaul of SEPTA's rolling stock. A vehicle must receive periodic overhauls if it is to achieve, or exceed, its full, useful service life. Prudent fleet management requires a program of heavy maintenance and overhauls for optimal fleet reliability, service quality, cost efficiency, and passenger comfort. The advanced scheduling of vehicle overhauls allows SEPTA to purchase material and produce rebuilt components in an efficient and effective manner. The 2009 program includes the overhaul of 27-foot Champion buses, 40-foot low-floor hybrid (diesel/electric) New Flyer buses, 60-foot articulated Neoplan buses, Broad Street Subway B-IV cars, Subway Surface light rail vehicles, Media/Sharon Hill Line light rail vehicles, N-5 Norristown High Speed Line railcars, Regional Rail Silverliner IV railcars, Regional Rail Bombardier Push-Pull railcars and locomotives, Market Frankford M-4 cars, and maintenance of way equipment. Silverliner IV railcar New Flyer bus B-IV BSS car M-4 MFSE car 24 CUSTOMER SERVICE PROJECTS Interactive Voice Response System ($262,125) (MPMS #60557) SEPTA’s Information Technology Department will contract with a third-party vendor to develop and install a new interactive voice response (IVR) system to replace the outdated STAR system currently used for customer service. Using the STAR system, customers can access SEPTA service schedules, fare information, as well as answers to other service-related questions. The new system will include built-in expansion capacity to keep pace with continuing growth in customer call volume. State-of-the-art hardware and software will provide the highest level of reliability and ease of use. The Request for Proposals was advertised in April 2008, with responses received in August 2008. A contract award for construction is anticipated for January 2009. New Payment Technologies ($100,000,000) (MPMS #60611) This project provides for the upgrade of SEPTA’s fare collection system and equipment, and the realignment of fare collection across all modes, fleets and business functions. SEPTA’s fare collection equipment is reaching the end of its useful life, but has remained functional through equipment overhaul programs and the acquisition of used equipment from other transit agencies. Continuing advancements in the telecommunications industry will enable SEPTA to modernize current revenue collection equipment and will greatly improve customer service and convenience. Control, accountability and reconciliation will be made an integral part of the new fare collection system. The introduction of new fare collection technology will attract riders to the system and facilitate more accurate gathering of ridership and revenue information. Electronic fare media used in conjunction with modern fare collection devices will allow customers to move seamlessly through the transit network. The Request for Proposals was advertised on November 7, 2009. Proposals are due on March 17, 2009. 25 PROJECTS RECENTLY COMPLETED 26 MARKET FRANKFORD LINE STATIONS AND OTHER IMPROVEMENTS Automatic Train Control ($104,500,000) This project provides for the construction of an automatic train control (ATC) signal system for the Market-Frankford Subway-Elevated (MFSE) Line. This line contains a total of 26.66 track miles. The MFSE Line had a unidirectional block signal system, which utilized wayside signals and trip stops to control train movements. The technology used by this obsolete signal system and sections of the signal plant is over 74 years old. The automated train control signal system is a state-of-the-art system, which will enable central control of all interlockings, track switches, and train movements. The system also provides train overspeed protection with automatic braking, as well as bi-directional train movements with full signaling. A new track interlocking was installed in the subway portion of the line at 40th Street. These improvements permit a more effective operation of the new M-4 cars. The ATC system will enable service on this line to be more reliable and more flexible. In addition, the service provided by the MFSE Line will be operated with enhanced safety features. This project was substantially completed in September 2004 and the new ATC signal system is in operation. 30th Street Station ADA Improvements ($9,676,831) This project provides full ADA accessibility to the 30th Street Station on the Market Frankford Subway Elevated Line and Subway Surface Line. The project was completed in April, 2004. 69th Street Shop & Yard ($67,700,000) This project consists of the demolition and replacement of the Car Maintenance Shop for the Market Frankford Subway Elevated Line and improvements to the adjacent railcar storage yard. The majority of vehicle inspections and maintenance are performed on SEPTA’s M-4 fleet at this location. This project was completed in 2004. Multi-Modal Traction Power Substations ($22,947,578) This project includes construction of a new substation at the 69th Street Terminal supporting the Market Frankford Subway Elevated Line, the Norristown High Speed Line, and the Media Sharon Hill Line. Also included is the construction of a substation at 46th Street to provide improved traction power for the new M-4 fleet on the Market Frankford Subway Elevated Line. Completion of this project was achieved in March 2004 27 Berks, Church and Huntingdon Stations ($56,000,000) (MPMS #60281) This project included major renovations of the Berks, Church, and Huntingdon Stations including ADA improvements to ensure full accessibility. The new westbound stations at each location have been opened to the public. Work at the three stations has been substantially completed. Huntingdon Station Berks Station Church Station 28 8th Street Station and 13th Street Station ADA Improvements ($28,683,880) (MPMS #60271) This project consisted of making 8th and 13th Street Stations ADA accessible. The scope of work included the installation of four elevators at 13th Street Station and one elevator at 8th Street Station, ramps connecting the concourses to the platforms, reconfigured stairs, accessible paths, ADA compliant lighting, signage, new flooring, tactile platform edging, Audio Visual Public Announcement System; and the ventilation system improvements to Juniper Station. The NTP for construction at 13th Street Station was issued in March 2004. Construction at 13th Street was substantially completed in March 2007. The Mechanical Contract for the 8th Street Station ADA Improvements Project was awarded to Lima Company, the Electrical Contract to Mulhern Electric, and the General Contractor to Neshaminy Constructors. The elevator was put into operation on April 17th, 2007. Construction at 8th Street was substantially completed in October 2007. New 8th Street ADA Accessible Ramping and Signage New 13th Street Station Platform 29 MARKET FRANKFORD LINE FRANKFORD TRANSPORTATION CENTER ($180,000,000) (MPMS #60326) Major construction elements of this project include: 1) Reconfiguration of the Frankford Bus Depot and Trackless Trolley Storage Yard; 2) Construction of the Pratt Street building, housing the train control room for the Market-Frankford Automated Train Control Project; 3) New elevated guideway structure from Dyre Street to the Bridge Street Train Yard; 4) New track, signals, traction power and communications system; 5) New terminal building complex, including the rehabilitation of the historically significant Bridge Street Terminal, and the reconfiguration of the bus berths and access lanes; and 6) 1,000 car parking garage and a pedestrian bridge over Bridge Street. Bus Operations offices at mezzanine level and Police Headquarters at street and basement levels were completed in November 2006. The Bridge Street Terminal opened to the public on September 3, 2006. In addition, the new parking garage was opened to the public on September 5, 2006. The status of specific contracts follows: • Bridge Street Yard and Trackwork – Completed in January 2002. • Bus Depot & Pratt Building – Completed in July 2002. • Guideway Structure – Completed. • Terminal & Site – Construction is 99% complete. Project substantially completed in September 2006. Total completion is expected by September 2007. • Parking Garage – Work commenced in October 2004 and project was substantially completed in September 2006. Total completion is expected by September 2007. • Bridge Street Station and Parking Garage – Dedication ceremony was held on December 12, 2006. Bridge Street Terminal- Entrance Hall Main Terminal 30 BROAD STREET SUBWAY York, Callowhill and Arch Sump Pump Replacement ($3,500,000) (MPMS #60255) This project provided for the modernization of sump pumps located on the Broad Street Subway, which are used to eliminate high water in the track areas during heavy rainfall and snowmelts. The installation of two new sump pumps at each location – six total - have improved service reliability and safety. The scope of work included demolition or renovation of existing pump rooms, removal and disposal of obsolete equipment, and installation of new sump pump systems. The construction contract was awarded to Quad Construction Company at the February 23, 2006 SEPTA Board Meeting. Work has been completed, and the sump pumps at York, Callowhill and Arch Street Stations are in operation. Sump Pump Piping at Arch Street Broad Street Subway Signal System Modernization ($86,000,000) (MPMS #60292) This project provides for a replacement of the existing wayside signal support infrastructure, i.e. local wiring, trunk vital signal and power cables and signal cases, and includes selected operational and safety enhancements on the Broad Street Subway Line, including the replacement of nine (9) interlockings, installation of an Automatic Train Dispatching System (ATD), installation of an Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) and installation of a new Centralized Train Control System (CTC). These enhancements will be achieved by upgrading remaining electric-mechanical relay-based interlockings with microprocessor control technology, allowing for remote control and real-time monitoring of operations from the Control Center, and reconfiguring track signal circuit control lines for additional braking distance protection to enhance safety of operations. The improvements will provide a safe and reliable signal system operation on the Broad Street Subway. In Fern Rock Rail Yard, new signal cables and electric switch machines have been installed. The installation of fiber optics in the tunnel has been completed. In addition, control center and interlocking testing is underway for the microprocessor control system that will control track interlockings in the tunnel and Fern Rock Yard. New signal system control houses and field wiring were installed at Fern Rock. The contractor completed the signal control house for Olney Interlocking, which is currently being tested. This project was substantially completed in September 2007. 31 Walnut-Locust Station Renovation ($19,300,000) (MPMS #60555) Improvements to the Walnut-Locust Station were initiated in November 2002 and substantially completed in August 2005. These included elevators, raising platforms by 3”, tactile warning strips, improved signage and accessibility, and audio-visual public address equipment. In addition, an elevator was installed in the 211 South Broad building. This elevator, which provides the accessible path connecting Broad Street to the Broad Street Subway concourse, was opened for service in October 2008. Old Stairwell Subway Entrance on New Elevator Entrance on Broad Broad Street Street 32 Infrastructure Safety Renewal Program – Broad Street Subway Line Station Renewal (MPMS# 60585) Over the last few years, SEPTA’s in-house workforce has completed numerous improvements on the Broad Street Subway Line. Major station improvements have been completed at Lombard-South, Ellsworth-Federal, Tasker-Morris and Snyder Stations. New rail was installed on the local tracks between Olney and Girard Stations and on the entire Ridge Avenue Spur. The following was also completed as part of this project: Olney Track area walls were painted in July 2006. Erie Platform tile replacement work completed. Station entrance improvements completed. Painting completed. Cecil B. Moore Improvements to three of the four entrances were completed in July Erie Station 2006. Fairmount Work on fare lines and cashier booths, as well as improvements to lighting and station entrances were completed on the southbound and northbound stations in July 2006. New style trashcans were installed in May 2007. Painting was completed Summer 2007. Race-Vine Painting and lighting improvements were completed on Race Street Mezzanine. Installation of concrete floor is complete. Improvements to Vine Street Mezzanine are substantially complete. Lombard-South and Ellsworth-Federal Night crews completed the repainting of track areas for both stations. Race-Vine Station 33 Oregon Contractors installed a new escalator. A new elevator opened late June 2006. Demolition of the headhouse began in April 2007. In-house crews completed installation of new platform tiles in December 2006. Outside concrete installation was completed in July 2007. City Hall Work has been completed on improvements to four street level entrances. As part of a City Hall Station ‘blitz” campaign, all unused track signs on outer track walls were removed, track walls and tops of all piping/conduit on platform were pressure washed, and areas missing wall tile on track walls were patched in preparation for painting. New Headhouse #5 Oregon Station The following work was completed in June 2006: Paint entire station, including tile walls. New lighting installed on platform. New rotogate installed in south mezzanine. System maps replaced where needed. All four track areas cleaned and debris removed. The following work was completed in July 2006: The repair of the flooring surfaces on platform and resurfacing of the platforms with epoxy paint and painting platform edge safety yellow was completed the weekend of July 8 – July 9, 2006. The following work began in Spring 2007: Resurfacing of all stairways. New lighting on mezzanine. New rotogate installed in north mezzanine. Repair flooring surface on mezzanine. New trash cans have been ordered and will be installed throughout the station. The design of new platform train information signs has been completed and the signs are being made by in-house forces and will be installed when completed. Tasker/Morris Painting of track area walls was completed in July 2006. Snyder Painting of track area walls was completed in July 2006. 34 BUS VEHICLE AND COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT ACQUISITION Purchase 40-Foot Buses For CY 2004 through CY 2006 ($116,000,000) (MPMS #60286) This project will provide for the acquisition of 338 accessible 40-foot low-floor buses from New Flyer of America, Inc. The 338 accessible 40- foot low-floor buses will replace 15 and 16 year old buses, which are beyond their useful life of 12 years. Two hundred and eighteen buses were delivered in 2004. With the delivery of the buses in Calendar Year 2004, the SEPTA bus fleet became 100% accessible. The last 120 buses were delivered as of February 23, 2006. Alternative Fuel Buses ($20,000,000) This project provides for the acquisition of thirty-two 40-foot low-floor hybrid electric powered buses. These buses, through a combination of an internal- combustion engine to produce electricity, storage batteries and an electric propulsion system will provide a quieter ride for our customers, reduce exhaust emissions and fuel consumption, and improve brake life through regenerative braking. A Notice to Proceed was issued to New Flyer of America, Inc. Thirty-two hybrid buses were received and placed into revenue service during Calendar Year 2004. Purchase 30-Foot Buses ($21,353,750) This project provided for the purchase of 30-ft. buses. These buses are being utilized by SEPTA for small bus circulator service, such as the LUCY service, and on the following fixed routes in the City of Philadelphia that are more economically served with small buses: Route 35 serving Andorra, Roxborough and the Wissahickon Transfer Center; and Route 77 serving the Roosevelt Mall in Northeast Philadelphia, Jenkintown, and Chestnut Hill. SEPTA’s contract with El Dorado National of Chino, California for the delivery of eighty 30-foot buses is complete, with the delivery of the last bus in July 2001. These were the first buses in SEPTA’s fleet equipped with bicycle racks. 35 Purchase 60-Foot Buses ($72,000,000) This project provided for the acquisition of one hundred fifty-five (155) 60-foot heavy-duty articulated transit buses. This contract was awarded to Neoplan USA Corporation. As of December, 2000, all buses have been placed into revenue service. Purchase 40-Foot Buses For CY 2001 through CY 2003 ($89,000,000) This project provided for the acquisition of 300 forty-foot low-floor transit buses. One hundred buses were delivered annually in 2001, 2002 and 2003. Computer Aided Radio Dispatch System ($43,680,000) (MPMS #60557) This project provided two control dispatch centers and mobile radio equipment in all buses, light rail and associated service vehicles -- approximately 1,800 vehicles plus 400 portables. In addition, the infrastructure including base stations and microwave links was installed to support this wireless communication system. Substantial completion of the facilities was achieved in March 2002, with full system integration completed in October 2003. An upgrade to the CARD system is required for Customized Community Transportation Vehicles to interface with the new CARD system. The CARD system upgrade was substantially completed October 2007. Also included in this project was the installation of an Automatic Vehicle Locator (AVL) System. The scope of work for this subtask included the installation of hardware and the related programming on 1,100 buses. This system uses Global Positioning Satellite technology (GPS) to provide location information and schedule status in real-time to the SEPTA control center, and is expected to enhance the operation and reliability of service. Installation of the AVL on all buses was completed in late December 2005. 36 CITY TRANSIT DIVISION GIRARD AVENUE AND LIGHT RAIL PROJECTS Rail Rolling Stock (PCC Trolley Cars) Rehabilitation ($30,000,000) (TIP #S073) This project provides for the refurbishment of eighteen PCC Trolley cars for use on the Girard Avenue Route 15 Light Rail Line. The refurbished vehicles are air-conditioned and wheelchair-accessible. All cars have been delivered, with the last car delivered in November 2004. The PCC Cars were placed in service on September 4, 2005 and operate on light rail route 15. Girard Avenue Light Rail Infrastructure Renewal ($48,000,000) This project was completed in October 2002. The scope of work included the rehabilitation and/or construction of new substations, feeders, cables, overhead and track. 37 CITY TRANSIT DIVISION TRANSIT FIRST INITIATIVES Route 15 Transit First ($4,952,928) This project provided for transit first improvements along the 8.2-mile route from West Philadelphia into the Port Richmond section of the City. Transit first improvements included improved transit stops and preferential traffic signals designed to improve reliability and speed. The scope of work included construction of preferential actuation of traffic signals and traffic signage, and replacement of traffic signal controllers at thirty-six intersections along Girard Avenue. The new controllers permit interactive communications and programming from the City’s central control facility to correct signal malfunctions, implement progression schemes, and diagnose on- street operational problems as they occur. Associated intersection hardware, such as traffic signal heads, poles, conduit, cable, junction boxes, and regulatory signs were replaced as needed. In addition, transmitter devices will be installed on the light rail vehicles that operate on this line. This project was completed in April 2003. Route 10 Transit First ($2,918,720) This project includes preferential traffic signals and traffic signage designed to improve efficiency and running time of the Route 10 Light Rail Line, which runs from West Philadelphia into the Subway-Surface Tunnel terminating at 13th & Juniper Streets in Center City Philadelphia. The scope of work includes the replacement of two-way traffic signal controllers at each of the twenty-six intersections (north and south bound) along the Route 10 corridor. The new controllers permit interactive communications and programming from the City’s central control facility to correct signal malfunctions, implement progression schemes, and diagnoses on-street operational problems, as they occur. In addition, antennas and control boxes were installed on the light rail vehicles that operate on this line. The infrastructure improvements were completed in April 2003. Route 52 Transit First ($2,740,000) (TIP # S089) This project consists of transit first improvements along the Route 52 bus route, including highway traffic light interconnections for bus preferential signal controls, street identification striping to improve running time, bus stop striping to enhance passenger safety, additional passenger shelters and new informational signage along the route. The technology will be similar to that used on the Route 10 and Route 15 Transit First Projects. Route 52 runs from 49th Street Station in West Philadelphia to City Avenue in the Overbrook section of the City. The Notice to Proceed for construction was issued to Nucero Electrical Construction Company at SEPTA’s September 2004 Board Meeting. Construction commenced in October 2004 and was completed in December 2005. 38 Street Track Renewal Program ($6,349,000) (MPMS #60585) As part of the FY 2004/2005 Infrastructure and Safety Renewal Program, SEPTA provided for the renewal of the eastbound and westbound tracks from 42nd to 58th Streets and the renewal of the eastbound facing switch layout at 50th and Woodland Avenue. Beginning the end of FY 2005 and continuing into FY 2006, 6,400 track feet on Lindbergh Boulevard from 56th St. to Grays and on 49th St. from Grays to Woodland will be renewed. This project is being coordinated with PADOT’s renewal of the CSX bridge at 54th & Lindbergh, which is in the limits of this track renewal project. Also, 6,000 track feet was renewed on Chester Avenue between 42nd St. and 49th St. in FY 2006. This project provides for the renewal of the Island and Woodland Avenue double track “Wye” special work that allows trolleys coming to and from Elmwood Yard access to Routes 11 and 13. The double track “Wye” special work consists of six switches and frogs plus three diamond crossings. Construction was substantially completed in July 2006. 39 OTHER CITY TRANSIT INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS Allegheny Garage Roof ($1,752,745) This project includes the replacement of the existing roof of the bus garage at the Allegheny Garage, which is approximately 15 years old. The contractor achieved completion of this project in September 2002. Berridge Shop ($3,703,701) This is the fourth phase of the ongoing program to modernize the Berridge Shop to facilitate maintenance of the new bus fleet. This phase of the project includes installation of above ground lifts, central fume extraction, overhead exhaust system, fluid distribution system, and vacuum system. Safety enhancements include upgrading of the electrical system and re-coating of the floor with a non-slip finish. The construction was completed in June 2004. Fern Rock Roof Replacement and Structural Improvements ($10,000,000) (MPMS #60255) The existing roof at the Fern Rock General Repair Shop was installed in 1980. After twenty-four years of service, the roofing system is failing, which is compounded by cracks in the existing masonry walls and loose mortar between the bricks. This project entails the design, removal, and replacement of the existing roof, as well as stabilization of the façade and parapets. The scope of work will also include repair of steel structural elements and lintels, as required. The SEPTA Board approved the award of construction to Plato Construction, Inc., for general construction services, to John J. Bee, Inc. for mechanical construction services, and to Vanalt Electrical Construction, Inc. for electrical construction services on January 26, 2006. The General Construction Contractor has completed the roof “tear-off” and installation of the new roofing system in the entire building and has performed the final infrared roof scanning to locate presence of moisture underneath. The installation of flood coating has started, as well as the coating of terra cotta and knee wall. Repair of the masonry and the structural steel framing continues. In addition, roof ladders have been replaced with galvanized steel ladders. The Mechanical Construction of the roof top air conditioning unit has started. The electrical contractor has completed rehabilitating the existing entrance lights. This project was substantially completed in July 2007. Wissahickon Transportation Center ($2,000,000) (TIP #0538) This project consists of the engineering, design, and construction of an upgraded transportation center at the current location on the R6 Norristown Line, serving nine bus routes. A building presently exists at the site and will be incorporated into the new center. Improvements will include new signage, curbing and curb cuts, improved shelters, and landscaping. These improvements will make the center more user-friendly and will be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The construction contract was awarded to Miller Brothers and Seravalli, Incorporated. This project was substantially completed in October 2007. 40 REGIONAL RAIL – STATION IMPROVEMENTS Suburban Station ($63,000,000) (MPMS #60553) • Phase I - Installation of a chilled water plant, abatement of asbestos and rehabilitation/reactivation of the platform ventilation system contact was completed in September 2001. The construction contract for accelerated project elements was awarded to Daniel J. Keating Company (General Contractor), James J. Gory (Mechanical Contractor), and Eastern (Electrical Contractor) in September 2000. Accelerated project elements, included renovations at 15th Street Courtyard/station entrance and the construction of new public bathrooms in the historic portion of the station and were completed in August 2002. Ticket Office • Phase II - Station and Concourse Renovations scope of work includes the rehabilitation of the station facilities to comply with ADA accessibility requirements, life safety improvements, concourse improvements and the relocation of SEPTA’s Regional Rail personnel located at the station. The SEPTA Board approved the contracts for the station renovation with Daniel J. Keating Company (General Contractor), Dolan (Mechanical Contractor), and Eagle I (Electrical Contractor) and the Notices to Proceed were issued in September 2002. • Six elevators are now in operation, providing wheelchair access to the street, concourse and platform levels for the first time in the history of the station. On the concourse level, construction included new public restrooms, a new Passenger Services Office, and a new West Corridor. Renovations to the West Station Waiting Area (located in Section A) included new flooring, ceilings, walls and bronze fixtures designed to match and complement the original Art Deco 1930s look. The modern touch of air conditioning was added to the concourse level for the comfort of the passengers. West Corridor On the platform level, improvements included new tactile edging, repaired floors, repainted walls and columns and enclosed stairways (for air conditioning). The project included renovations to all the stairways and corridors. The 16th Street Courtyard (at JFK Blvd.) includes a street level elevator, which made the station accessible to riders with disabilities for the first time. The elevator at 17th Street was made available to the public in August 2005, and a new audio/visual public address system was installed. In addition, revisions to the new Crew Remittance Office were completed. Construction included a new Ticket Office and renovation of the Central and East Station Waiting Areas. The contractors renovated the North Corridor and the 16th Street Courtyard (north part) and 16th Street Corridor. The project was substantially completed on June 30, 2006. 41 Allen Lane Phase I – Historic Stations ($756,400) This project consisted of historic renovations of the Allen Lane Station, including the rehabilitation and restoration of the exterior and interior of the station building and shelters adjacent to the building. This work, which was completed in September 1999, was performed in accordance with ADA requirements. Amtrak 30th Street Station ($7,681,849) This project consisted of renovations to the headhouses, train information display system, clocks, and benches, and the replacement of announcer booths and escalator A. The scope of work also included renovations to the mezzanine and new elevators, stairs, and janitors’ facilities. Completion was achieved in October 2001. Overbrook Station ($9,101,649) This project includes the historical restoration, structural renovations, and accessibility improvements to the Overbrook Station on the R5 Paoli/Thorndale Line. The scope of work includes rehabilitation of the station building; structural rehabilitation of the passenger tunnel; painting of the station and platform shelters; resurfacing of platforms and parking lots; lighting, power, mechanical and HVAC improvements; and landscaping. Completion was reached in October 2003. 42 REGIONAL RAIL – COMMUNICATIONS AND SAFETY Audio-Visual Equipment at Key Stations ($6,810,000) In voluntary compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, an audio/visual public address system was installed at twenty-two (22) RRD stations and six (6) Transit Stations. This project, which included equipment installation, system software, and communication enhancements, was completed on December 20, 2002. The following Key Stations in the City of Philadelphia have been completed: Pattison, Cecil B. Moore, and Olney Stations on the Broad Street Subway Line; 69th Street Station on the Market Frankford Line; and R1 Airport, R3 Forest Hills, R8 Fox Chase, R8 Queen Lane, R8 Chestnut Hill West, University City, Temple University and Market East Regional Rail Stations. Regional Rail Control Center ($27,468,507) This project consists of the construction of a new state-of-the-art centralized control center to monitor and control all Regional Rail train movements and provide real time train status information. The facility renovations at 1234 Market Street and Market East Station were completed in March 2003. The phased cutover from existing locations to the Control Center has been completed. 43 REGIONAL RAIL – BRIDGES AND INFRASTRUCTURE Chestnut Hill East Interlocking Improvement Project ($465,201) This project will provide for the replacement of the existing spring switch location known as “Spring” on the Chestnut Hill East Line. The existing switch is obsolete and operating far outside of its useful life. The old switch will be replaced by a new electrically-controlled power switch. In addition, this location will be added as a remote-controlled location to the Railroad Operations Control Center, resulting in enhanced dispatcher control. As of March 2008, the cut over was complete and the new interlocking is in service. Fox Chase Line Resignalization for the SEPTA / CSX Separation ($3,800,000) (MPMS #60255) This project was undertaken to separate SEPTA’s commuter operation from CSX’s freight operations on the double track, CSX Trenton Line between Newtown Jct. (M 6.2) and Cheltenham Jct. (MP 9.6). The project provided for one track dedicated to the CSX’s freight operations and the other track dedicated to SEPTA’s commuter operation. An upgraded signal system (cab no-wayside train control) was installed from Newtown Jct. to Fox Chase, providing greater levels of safety. 30th Street to Suburban Station Catenary Improvements ($16,800,000) This project provides for the rehabilitation of the Regional Rail Catenary between the east end of Suburban Station and the Conrail Highline just west of 30th Street Station. This portion of the Regional Rail system supports all routes, amounting to more than 590 trains each weekday. The bulk of the catenary replacement, which required special track outages, was completed by July 2003. Wayne Junction to Glenside Track and Signals ($82, 000,000) (MPMS #59941) • Package 1: New motor alternator substations were constructed at Wayne Junction, Jenkintown, and Lansdale. Phase I was completed in October 2000. • Package 2: Phase 2 commenced in April 2002, which includes the signal and track improvement project on the 7.5 mile stretch from Germantown to Glenside, Montgomery County. The project includes a new communication and signal system, replacement of four major track interlockings, and installation of two new interlockings. This phase also includes the installation of new bi-directional signaling, allowing trains to operate in both directions at higher speeds than currently possible. These enhancements will provide greater operational flexibility and more efficient response to service disruptions. These improvements will benefit passengers on the R1 Airport, R2 Warminster, R3 West Trenton, and R5 Lansdale / Doylestown Lines. The project was completed in August 2007. 44 OTHER REGIONAL RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS Wayne Junction Shop Roof ($2,100,000) (MPMS #60255) The scope of work for this project includes construction of a new roof system for the Wayne Junction Shop and Line Maintenance Building. The shop was built in the early 1930’s for the Reading Company, and currently houses the Silverliner IV fleet vehicle overhaul function. A Notice to Proceed for construction was issued to USA General Contractors, John J. Bee Mechanical and Mulhern Electric Co. in September 2004. Construction was completed on June 30, 2005. 45
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