SEPTA is asking the public to provide feedback on two network options for the as part of their Bus Revolution project.
Bus Revolution, the authority’s first comprehensive redesign of its entire bus network, is a key project under SEPTA’s strategic plan, SEPTA Forward, and focuses on revamping bus service to better connect people across the region.
Both network options expand SEPTA’s frequent network (routes operating 15 minutes or better
between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. and feature simplified service and improved network design:
- Option 1 is more streamlined and includes an expansive frequent network, including on the weekends.
- Option 2 still expands the frequent network over the existing bus system (though not as much as Option 1), but includes more low-frequency service.
- Both options introduce microtransit (flexible, on-demand transit service operated with smaller vehicles) to provide more reliable service in low density parts of the region.
There are different ways to participate in Bus Revolution. Pop-up events and virtual community
conversations are planned through June and the agency is encouraging everyone to join the
conversation. For ways to offer feedback, refer to the schedule below and
“We know the bus network is one of our most utilized modes of transit, and we are excited to
make it a more efficient way to get people to wherever they need to go,” said Jody Holton,
SEPTA’s Chief Officer for Planning.
Bus Revolution Pop Up Events occurring Tuesdays:
- May 17, 3-6 pm: Chester Transportation Center
- May 24, 3-6 pm: Norristown Transportation Center
- May 31, 3-6 pm: Broad & Oregon
- June 7, 3-6 pm: Wissahickon Transportation Center
- June 14: 11 am-2 pm: 15th Street at JFK
Bus Revolution Virtual Community Conversations hosted with various neighborhoods occurring Thursdays and two Tuesdays:
- May 19, 6:30-7:30 pm: North Philadelphia
- May 26, 6:30-7:30 pm: West Philadelphia
- June 2, 6:30-7:30 pm: Delaware County
- June 9, 6:30-7:30 pm: Montgomery County
- June 16, 6:30-7:30 pm: South Philly
- June 21 (Tuesday), 6:30-7:30 pm: Bucks County
- June 23, 6:30-7:30 pm: Northwest Philadelphia
- June 28 (Tuesday), 6:30-7:30 pm: Chester
- June 30, 6:30-7:30 pm: Center City
A second virtual transit talk is scheduled for Thursday, July 14. This talk will summarize the findings from this phase of the project and discuss next steps as the authority moves towards identifying a preferred network option.
For more information and to register for community conversations, visit https://www.septabusrevolution.com/get-involved/.