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16026Philadelphia - SEPTA capital budget hearngs April 28

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  • Edward Havens
    Mar 24, 2014
      SEPTA will hold day and night public hearings April 28 at its Center City Philadelphia headquarters on the agency's proposed FY2015 capital budget and long-range "wish list," according to a notice on the SEPTA website:
      "Notice of Public Hearing | Fiscal Year 2015 Capital Budget

      I. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) will conduct public hearings in the SEPTA Board Room at SEPTA Headquarters, 1234 Market Street, Mezzanine Level, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, at 11:30 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., on Monday, April 28, 2014.

      The purpose of the hearing is to consider the Authority's proposed Fiscal Year 2015 Capital Budget and Fiscal Years 2015-2026 Capital Program and the projects contained therein for which financial assistance is being sought.

      The total amount of federal and state funds to be received in Fiscal Year 2015 will be determined at the completion of the federal and state budget processes.

      SEPTA proposes to submit to its funding agencies a program of projects for funding consideration.

      SEPTA's final federal Section 5307 Program of Projects will be made available through the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission's Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and in conjunction with the DVRPC's Public Involvement Process for the TIP.

      II. At the hearings, SEPTA will afford an opportunity for interested persons or agencies to be heard with respect to the social, economic and environmental aspects of the projects. Interested persons may submit orally, or in writing, evidence and recommendations. Speakers for the morning and evening sessions must register by 12:30 PM and 5:30 PM, respectively, on the day of the Public Hearings.

      III. Persons wishing to file written comments may forward them to the Director of the Capital Budget and Grant Development Department, 9th Floor, 1234 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107-3780. Comments must be received by May 2, 2014, so that they may be forwarded to the Hearing Examiner. Comments may also be sent via email to capbudget@... or by completing the online form below.

      IV. Individuals in need of a sign language interpreter should contact the Director of the Capital Budget and Grant Development Department, at the address listed above by April 14, 2014.

      V. An audio version of the public hearing notice and summary will also be available through the Associated Services for the Blind's website at www.asb.org and at the office of the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, 919 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

      VI. On or about March 29, 2014, members of the public may obtain a copy of the proposed Capital Budget and Program at SEPTA's website www.septa.org or by requesting, in writing, a copy from the Director of the Capital Budget and Grant Development Department at the address listed above.

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      Edward B. Havens

      Tucson, Ariz.