Community petition to ‘Save The Train’ gains traction as SEPTA faces massive shortfall later this year

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Community members voiced concerns about a potential budget shortfall impacting SEPTA during a Zoom meeting on Tuesday, specifically how it may affect the Chestnut Hill East and West Regional Rail lines.

The transit agency is facing a $240 million shortfall when federal pandemic funding ends in July.

State leaders from both major parties hoped to supplement the losses using a state sales tax transfer that could have provided an extra $190 million for SEPTA. However, that tax was not included in the final budget. SEPTA has repeatedly said additional government support is needed to avoid dramatic cuts to service as early as this spring.

  • January 25, 2024
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