Stormwater Infrastructure Part of 23rd & Venango Design

October 24, 2014

SEPTA will utilize remaining funds to revitalize the 23rd & Venango Bus Loop which will be featured here once it is completed.

In September 2013, SEPTA held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the reopening of the historic 33rd & Dauphin Bus Loop in the Strawberry Mansion section of North Philadelphia. The bus loop, which serves five routes, was preserved to reflect the building's historic characteristics but also features SEPTA's first "green roof" that utilizes plant modules and other materials to reduce stormwater runoff. The project was finished ahead of schedule and below budget - SEPTA will utilize remaining funds to revitalize the nearby 23rd & Venango which will be featured on the sustainability website once the loop is completed. The 23rd & Venango bus loop has several green stormwater infrastructure features as well.

Stormwater runoff can have a significant impact on natural environments as well as sewage conveyance, given the presence of pollutants and suspended solids in the water. The native or adaptive vegetation on a building's roof can significantly improve rainwater quantity and quality, while also decreasing landscaping demand. Installing green roofs is one way SEPTA is reducing stormwater runoff and helping the environment.