By Mike DeNardo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — SEPTA is giving the public a look at its ambitious plan to replace vehicles and rebuild its system.

“It’s a one-on-one directly with the project managers.”

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At an open house at SEPTA headquarters, riders and transportation advocates got a chance to see what’s on the drawing board for SEPTA’s 12-year capital program. Capital Budget Director Catherine Popp-McDonough says SEPTA expects to add fully-electric buses to its fleet this year.

“We’re further rolling out our 25 electric buses that will serve the routes 29 and 79.”

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In addition to upgrading the paratransit fleet.

“We’re doing another paratransit vehicle purchase to replace the existing vehicles that serve the five-county area.”

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She says the Elwyn-to-Wawa rail restoration project continues, as do accessibility improvements to the Wissahickon Transportation Center. This year’s capital budget was $727 million. The fiscal 2019 budget is still being developed.