The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority is one of the largest transit systems in the United States, serving five counties in the Greater Philadelphia area and connecting to transit systems in Delaware and New Jersey. Its services include regional rail, buses, trolleys, subway and a high-speed line to western suburbs.
SEPTA, created by the Pennsylvania legislature in 1963, began operations in 1964. Many of its services and facilities date back further — as far as the early 20th century — and became part of SEPTA through other transportation companies and organizations absorbed during the authority’s first decades.
A general manager oversees day-to-day operations. SEPTA is governed by a 15-member board whose members are appointed by city, county and state officials.
SEPTA continues to work toward improvements to services and facilities, investments in sustainability and accessibility, and service extensions to new destinations.
Current projects and plans include:
- Bus Revolution, a comprehensive bus network redesign
- King of Prussia Rail Project
- 30th Street Station Design Project
- West Chester Line Feasibility Study (PDF)
- Broad Street Line Extension Study (PDF)
- Susquehanna-Dauphin Station Improvements (PDF) and Accessibility Improvements (Word)
Visit SEPTA’s planning site for reports and information on projects and goals.