Monthly Event

SEPTA, Moving Forward

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Monday, August 30, 2021

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Virtual on Zoom


The reshaping of transportation as SEPTA has moved out of the pandemic mode, the accelerated use of technology and an update on the new wayfinding master plan.  



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Leslie Richards

Leslie S. Richards is the 11th General Manager/Chief Executive Officer of Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), where she oversees a budget of more than $2 billion and 9,500 employees. As the sixth largest public transportation agency in the U.S., SEPTA operates across six transportation modes and has 2,800 vehicles in service, 285 subway and rail stations, 13,000 bus and trolley stops, and 150 routes. Prior to joining SEPTA in 2020, Ms. Richards served as the first woman secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), one of the largest and most innovative transportation agencies in the U.S. A staunch advocate for women and diversity in transportation and government, Ms. Richards has been recognized for her leadership in the industry and commitment to public service. Ms. Richards earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and urban studies from Brown University and a master’s degree in regional planning from the University of Pennsylvania.