SEPTA and Upper Darby Township reveal plans for 69th Street parking garage

The number of spaces at the 69th Street transit terminal will jump from 182 to 520.

Mike DeNardo
October 01, 2018 - 12:49 pm
Coming soon here: parking. SEPTA and Upper Darby Twp are announcing plans for a new parking garage at 69th Street.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For Cierra Williams of Lansdowne, finding parking at SEPTA's 69th Street Transportation Center is a daily struggle.

"It's very difficult. And I have plenty of tickets!" she said. "Yeah, parking tickets!"

But perhaps relief is in sight. SEPTA and Upper Darby have announced plans for a four-level $31-million parking garage that will bring the number of spaces at the 69th Street transit terminal from 182 to 520, says SEPTA General Manager Jeff Knueppel.

"Really cool is the pedestrian bridge that coems off the side of the garage that goes right into the terminal," Knueppel said. "So, bad weather, you're not getting wet. You're not getting snowed on."

Upper Darby Mayor Thomas Micozzie says the garage should open in about two years.

"They're going to go out for bids immediately. So hopefully in 2019 we see construction — good construction jobs coming to the area."

Not to mention parking for area shopping and the Tower Theater.