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SEPTA Unveils 15th Street Station Renovation Project Renderings

Construction to Begin in Late 2016; Community & Passenger Feedback now Being Solicited

March 24, 2015

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Members of SEPTA's Design Team are scheduled to greet morning commuters at 15th Street Station on Wednesday, March 25th , with handouts and displays revealing brand-new renderings of the upcoming 15th Street Station Accessibility Project. Three project information boards will remain posted at the station for passengers to examine.

Utilizing funding received through Pennsylvania's new transportation funding law, ACT 89, SEPTA plans to begin a total renovation of the 15th Street Station in late 2016. "Once completed, the station will be more user-friendly, accessible to all users, safer, easier to maintain, and in compliance with all applicable codes," said SEPTA Deputy General Manager Jeffery D. Knueppel.

The capital project, budgeted at $20 Million Dollars will:

*Provide full access for riders with disabilities through new elevators and ramps to all levels of the station complex. New and wider ramped corridors connecting the station to the Broad Street Line will also be constructed.

*Improved passenger flow will be achieved with new and reconfigured fare lines, outfitted with new technology for the SEPTA Key Program in addition to new stairs and railings. Renovations will also provide more open area on the 15th Street Mezzanine and on the station platforms.

*Update Station Interiors and Systems including new architectural finishes, new signage, an Art-In-Transit installation, new lighting, additional public address systems, closed-circuit TV improvements and other passenger amenities.

SEPTA will continue to engage the public throughout the design process to provide information about the project and to hear feedback. These efforts will include information booths set up at the station and a future public meeting. Passengers, Neighbors, and others interested in learning more about upcoming public events or with any questions, concerns or comments regarding this project should contact SEPTA City Hall Renovations c/o Patricia Miller Evans, Government and Public Affairs at pmillerevans@septa.org or by phone at 215-580-3609.

Visual project renderings are attached to this release. Additional information about this project and SEPTA's system-wide "Rebuilding for the Future" program is available at www.septa.org/rebuilding.