The South Eastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority, SEPTA, will be conducting a series of meetings in the five counties it serves, starting Wednesday, April 18th. The hearings are to discuss the upcoming budget requirements for the 2019 fiscal year.
Customers, residents, stakeholders, and other members of the public are encouraged to attend, ask questions, and submit comments and suggestions at these meetings. An independent examiner will be at each session to gather the information for submission to the SEPTA board before the final vote on the $1.45 billion budget.
The proposed budget maintains current levels of operation without an increase in fares, according to the press release issued by SEPTA on April 16th. Details on the proposed budget can be found online and comments can be submitted on their website as well.
The first public hearing is Wednesday at the Delaware County Court House in Media from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The rest of the public hearing schedule is as follows:
- Thursday, April 19: Bucks County Free Library, Pearl Buck Room; 150 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA. Sessions at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
- Friday, April 20: (Chester County) Spellman Building, Council Meeting Room; 829 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA. Sessions at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
- Monday, April 23: (Philadelphia) SEPTA Headquarters – Board Room, Mezzanine Level; 1234 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA. Sessions at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.
- Tuesday, April 24: Montgomery County Human Services Center Community Room, Main Floor; 1430 DeKalb Street, Norristown, PA. Sessions at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.