SEPTA

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Serving Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties

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Keys to Success


  • Efficient plan
  • Talented in-house project team that stayed intact throughout the work phases
  • Motivated contractor (Ansaldo now Hitachi)
  • Strong Support from SEPTA Employees to support installation, testing, training, deployment, especially Train Crew personnel
  • Constructed Test Track at Frazer Yard
  • Good circumstances
  • Strong CSX and Amtrak relationships/support
  • Strong FRA relationships/support
  • On-going support from the SEPTA Board
  • Regular communication with customers – PTC work updates, timetable changes, transparency about short term inconveniences related to cars out of revenue service for PTC equipment installation and schedule adjustments