SEPTA won the 2012 transit Oscar - the American Public
(APTA) award for Outstanding Public Transportation System in a major metropolitan area.
APTA cited these accomplishments:
* $191 million in federal-stimulus-funded projects - $71.2 million for rehabbing 16 transit and railroad stations (including Spring Garden and Girard stations), $61.1 million for repairing/rebuilding tracks and bridges, $23.7 million for communications and signal systems and $20.5 million for new hybrid buses.
* $740 million reconstruction of the Market Street El, completely rebuilding West Philadelphia's century-old, heavily traveled transit system.
* $34 million for new rails, improved catenary (overhead power) and station rehabs on Delaware County's 100-year-old Route 101-102 trolley lines.