Wednesday, March 17, 2004


Most of the items to be voted on by the SEPTA Board at next week's "rubber stamp" session are routine items for parts replacement relating to the VOH project, and other routine matters. However, there are a few highlights of interest to point out:

  • Three lease agreements will be voted on relating to the new Frankford Terminal retail area. Dunkin Donuts, An Original Soft Pretzel Factory, and the Charles J. Brimmer, Inc. flower and gift shop will become the first three tenants at the new terminal building.
  • For the third time since last year, SEPTA will attempt to award a contract for bike racks on the Neoplan artic, NABI, and 5400-series New Flyer bus fleet. The most recent contract was awarded to a Bucks County firm, however it is believed that they went out of business. As such, the contract is expected to go to SportWorks Northwest, the Seattle-area based supplier which built the racks for the ElDorado and 5500/5600-series New Flyers.
  • SEPTA is expected to acquire 1.3 acres of land adjacent to the Trevose Rail Station (R3 West Trenton) in Bensalem Twp for the addition of 112 additional parking spaces, thus more than doubling the number of available spaces at that station (95). The present parking lot at Trevose is presently at full capacity during peak hours.
  • SEPTA is planning to replace carpeting on five floors of 1234 Market at a cost of $361,681. They couldn't have timed that any better, now could they?

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