||She's the second woman to be SEPTA's general manager. Faye Moore led the agency from 2002 to 2008.
Richards, who lives in Whitemarsh, says she and her husband are looking at moving back into Philadelphia.
"We always said that when we became empty nesters we would look to move back into the city. And so we're starting that journey right now," she said.
The three-year contract unanimously approved by the SEPTA board will pay Richards $330,000 a year.