SEPTA General Manager Jeffrey Knueppel recently announced that a 431-space parking garage will be built next spring with an additional 89 spots on a new surface lot that will be adjacent to the planned 69th Street Transportation Center. The garage will be built on top of the center’s south terminal bus and taxi berths, and will include an elevated pedestrian walkway from the garage into the transportation center.
Parking availability at the transportation center will increase from 182 spots up to 520 when the garage and new surface lot are completed. The parking facility will double as a place for commuters to park their cars during the day, and as a place to boost economic activity along the 69th Street business corridor at night. This is a $31 million project that will be covered through the state’s Act 89 transportation funds.
So far, Upper Darby used $7 million to build a 375-foot long retention wall along the Market-Frankford Line (MFL) and moved an electrical substation for the MFL in order to make the garage project shovel-ready. The parking garage project and updated south terminal will be utilized by as many as 35,000 daily riders who use one of the four rail routes and 18 bus routes that begin at the center.
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Source: Daily Times; 10/2/2018