Septaby Representative Michael G. Fitzpatrick
Posted on 2013-01-25
in the house of representatives
Friday, January 25, 2013
Mr. FITZPATRICK. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the
achievements of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority.
I am proud to congratulate SEPTA on receiving the 2012 American Public
Transportation Association's 2012 Award for ``Outstanding Public
There has been much debate in our nation's capital as to the most
effective way to grow our economy in these difficult times. However,
lawmakers from both parties agree that without a modern transportation
infrastructure, we cannot compete in a 21st century global economy.
SEPTA has taken the lead in the Philadelphia region and in the nation by making effective investments to modernize its own infrastructure and by providing a more complete and enhanced customer service experience.
I have seen firsthand the result of these efforts with the opening of improved stations in Langhorne and Croydon, two Bucks County communities served by SEPTA's regional rail system. These upgrades have a real impact on the day-to-day lives of thousands of commuters and are an asset to our region. The hard work and dedication of the men and women and SEPTA are evident not just in increasing ridership, but also in their recognition by the APTA as our nation's leading public transportation system. Congratulations once again to everyone at SEPTA. I am confident that you will continue to lead the nation in 2013.