Following Major Casey Effort, Nearly $90 Million in Funding Coming to SEPTA to Pay for Hurricane Sandy Repairs

After SEPTA Had Challenges Receiving Funding in Prior Rounds Casey Wrote Letter, Weighed in Personally With Transportation Secretary Foxx / Funds Will Go to Protect SEPTA from Future Storms

Following Major Casey Effort, Nearly $90 Million in Funding Coming to SEPTA to Pay for Hurricane Sandy Repairs

Washington, DC- Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced that SEPTA has been awarded a total of $86,758,000 in grants to make repairs to infrastructure that was damaged during Hurricane Sandy. After SEPTA struggled to get repair money from the Department of Transportation, Casey wrote a letter to DOT pushing for the funds and personally raised the issue during a meeting with Secretary Foxx. The funds will work to prevent future damage from extreme weather.

“These funds will play a vital role in helping SEPTA rebuild from the damage done by Hurricane Sandy and create a stronger foundation to protect against future storms,” Senator Casey said. “Natural disasters can happen to any community. It’s important that the federal government stand ready to help communities rebuild from natural disasters. I spoke personally with Secretary Foxx about the damage done to SEPTA infrastructure during Hurricane Sandy and appreciate his willingness to look closely at this issue.”

SEPTA Grant Awards

Total = $86.758 million

Title: FTA Emergency Relief Program (49 U.S.C. 5324) & Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013
Grant Amount: $18,739,000.00
Description: SEPTA Railroad Embankment & Slope Stabilization Project.

Title: FTA Emergency Relief Program (49 U.S.C. 5324) & Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013
Grant Amount: $3,752,000.00 Grant Recipient: Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
Description: SEPTA Sharon Hill Line Flood Mitigation Project.

Title: FTA Emergency Relief Program (49 U.S.C. 5324) & Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013
Grant Amount: $32,026,000.00 Grant Recipient: Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
Description: SEPTA Railroad Signal Power Reinforcement Project.

Title: FTA Emergency Relief Program (49 U.S.C. 5324) & Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013
Grant Amount: $9,003,000.00 Grant Recipient: Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
Description: SEPTA Ancillary Control Center Project.

Title: FTA Emergency Relief Program (49 U.S.C. 5324) & Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013
Grant Amount: $3,749,000.00 Grant Recipient: Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
Description: SEPTA Subway Pump Room Emergency Power Project.

Title: FTA Emergency Relief Program (49 U.S.C. 5324) & Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013
Grant Amount: $14,987,000.00 Grant Recipient: Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
Description: SEPTA Jenkintown Area Flood Mitigation Project.

Title: FTA Emergency Relief Program (49 U.S.C. 5324) & Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013
Grant Amount: $4,502,000.00 Grant Recipient: Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
Description: SEPTA Manayunk/Norristown Line Shoreline Stabilization Project.

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