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Philadelphia - January 2000
   

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Philadelphia –  Route 15 To Return

Rail Transit Online, January 2000

The SEPTA board of directors on Dec. 16 authorized a $3.5 million contract with STV Inc. to act as project manager for the resumption of streetcar service on Route 15-Girard, which was converted from PCC operation to buses in September 1992.  Our correspondent in the region reports that 12 new low floor LRVs have still not been purchased, a procurement that has been cooking for the past year or so. They will apparently be the start of ADA compliance on the subway/surface lines, which now are totally non-accessible for wheelchairs.  (Conversion of the Kawasaki fleet, which currently operates those five lines, is not feasible.)  The Kawasakis that would be freed up by the low floor vehicles are to be used on Girard.  An interview with General Manager Jack Leary on Oct. 27 indicated that an announcement regarding a contract for the 12 cars could be made within 90 days.

 

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