This week SEPTA released its second bus network proposal. The revised draft incorporated comments and feedback received during last fall’s engagement period.
“This is the most important time for riders and potential riders to share input and ideas about the proposed changes, which are still in draft form. We need your feedback to get this right.” said Leslie S. Richards, CEO and General Manager.
“SEPTA and our consultants significantly reworked the initial draft network to better balance the project’s core goals of providing more frequent and reliable service with some of the familiar aspects of the existing network that customers prioritize,” said Leslie S. Richards, SEPTA’s CEO and general manager. “This is the most important time for riders and potential riders to share input and ideas about the proposed changes, which are still in draft form. We need your feedback to get this right.”
There are still more frequent routes (routes running 15 minutes or better between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. seven days a week) than in the current system, and there are new connections as well, but the revised network de-emphasizes transferring and re-introduces some direct connects back into the bus system.
To ensure robust public engagement, the Bus Revolution team is again holding in-person meetings and virtual webinars. A special project bus will also be used to travel to transportation centers and other frequently-used locations in the SEPTA service area so team members can meet riders where they are. There will also be new online tools so that users can more easily get the information they need about the updated draft.
Open Houses will be in-person and take place at accessible locations throughout SEPTA’s service area. These events are being planned in conjunction with community partners and will focus on potential local impacts of the proposed changes of the redesign.
These presentations will offer attendees the opportunity to ask questions and provide direct feedback to the technical team.
For more information about the draft network proposal and to offer input, visit SEPTABusRevolution.com.