Advisory Committee For Accessible Transportation

The SAC is an independent, citizen-run, community advisory committee of customers with disabilities and disability advocates representing individual riders and about 50 different disability service organizations throughout the five-county SEPTA service area. The SAC sets its own agenda and policies. Founded in 1973, SAC is the oldest such organization in North America.

The SAC advocates with SEPTA on accessibility issues and policies. We are an effective voice with SEPTA management and SEPTA Operations. Each month, SEPTA reports service information to SAC and solicits advice and information from SAC on current and future services, facilities and equipment for regular fixed-route and ADA paratransit transportation.

SAC Areas of Interest

Equipment Accessibility

  • Helping with new vehicle selection
  • Field testing
  • Advising on vehicle/car features, securements, etc.
  • Vehicle practice sessions

Facilities Accessibility

  • Key Stations and post-Key Stations
  • Capital projects
  • Station features /maintenance

Service Accessibility

  • Driver/operator training
  • Service and capital planning
  • Consumer education
  • Emergency planning
  • ADA paratransit service
  • Regular fixed-route service
  • Travel instruction
  • Website; service information
  • Service animals, service animals in training
  • Task forces for specific service needs
  • Annual Awards Ceremony recognizing exceptional assistance to people with disabilities

Executive Committee

Subcommittees

Meetings

See the schedule of posted meetings.

Meetings are public. General membership meetings are 12:30-1:30 pm the second Thursday of the month in March, June, September, and November. A SAC Service Committee session to address service issues follows at 1:30-2:30 pm.

There is a Service Award ceremony at 5 pm the second Thursday of each May.

Meetings are in Conference Room 11C on the 11th floor of SEPTA Headquarters, 1234 Market Street. See Getting to SEPTA for travel routes.

You will need a visitor’s pass to get to the conference room. Be sure to allow time before the meeting to stop at the lobby security desk with your photo ID to get a pass.

Attendee Accommodations

For an ASL interpreter or other accommodation, submit a request five business days before the meeting date. Please specify the type of accommodation needed, the meeting date and time, and your contact information. Email your request to [email protected] or make a request by phone to SEPTA Customer Service at (215) 580-7800.