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5th Street Station, Septa

The Synergy Between Urban and SEPTA

SEPTA completed numerous tasks to improve infrastructure while maintaining service. About 300 million people depend on SEPTA each year. 

Services Provided
Construction Services
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)
Project Contact
Jerry O'Neill, PE, CCM
Senior Vice President, Chief Construction Officer

SEPTA Facilities General Engineering Consultant, Philadelphia, PA

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) offers a convenient, multi-modal transportation system in the greater Philadelphia area. Diverse engineering services are required to maintain the system. 


Urban provided the services listed below:

  • Architectural
  • Civil
  • Structural
  • Mechanical and electrical engineering
  • Electrification and corrosion control
  • Environmental
  • Financial analysis
  • Cost estimating
  • Preparation of specifications and contract packages
  • Construction management and inspection
  • Engineering support and administration 


Examples of projects completed under this contract are listed below:

  • Wrap-up contract for rehabilitation of the Frankford Avenue elevated, including platform modifications, installation of wind screens, and corrosion control analysis
  • Analysis of power supply requirements for Regional Rail System
  • Retaining wall investigation at Berridge Shop
  • Traffic signal design at Midvale Bus Facility
  • ADA accessibility changes to Morton Regional Rail Station
  • Rehabilitation of Juniper Station on SEPTA's Green Line
  • Parking lot concept design for North Wales Station to allow for property negotiation and township approvals
  • Rehabilitation of 8th Street Station on the Blue Line for SEPTA and PATCO's High-Speed Line
  • Construction management and inspection for Manayunk Bridge rehabilitation; Berks, Huntingdon, and Church Station rehabilitation; and modifications to the bus maintenance facility adjacent to the Frankford Transportation Center (FTC) project
  • Traffic signal design and priority system for Route 10 trolley to improve service reliability and reduce operating costs
  • Design of rehabilitation and improvements for Fort Washington Station
  • Frankford Transportation Center (FTC) survey task to support construction of the FTC project
  • Airport High-Speed Line catenary design
  • Silverliner V Railcar procurement responsibility review
  • Trevose Station traffic study
  • Diesel generators design
  • MSE Survey review to support the MSE rehabilitation project
  • Jenkintown Hydraulic and Hydrology Study of Tacony Creek 



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Get in Touch
Senior Vice President, Chief Construction Officer 215.922.8081