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5 Takeaways From Philly’s New Anti-Congestion, Pro-Transit Plan

The city just revealed its first ever “strategic” transportation plan — a lengthy report that includes recommendations for increasing safety and efficiency on Philly’s streets, at a time when […]

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Report: SEPTA Should Redesign Bus Network, Ditch Transfer Fee

Faced with dwindling ridership caused in large part by the emergence (and convenience) of competitors like Uber and Lyft, SEPTA hired Oregon-based transportation consultant Jarrett […]

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SEPTA Considers Dropping Transfer Fees as Part of Bus Network Overhaul

Over the past five years, SEPTA has seen its bus ridership dwindle by 17 percent from its 2012 peak, when 189 million individual trips were […]

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SEPTA Launches New Express Bus Service This Weekend

How does having to sit through 80-odd stops on a SEPTA bus before finally reaching your destination sound? Pretty damn awful, right? Well, for some […]

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SEPTA OKs Roosevelt Boulevard Express Bus Route

SEPTA has approved a long-awaited express bus route along Roosevelt Boulevard. The Boulevard Direct Bus line will parallel the existing Route 14, which covers a […]

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SEPTA Transit Schedules to Change for Summer

SEPTA’s summer transit schedules will kick off this Sunday and Monday. The mostly minor adjustments are meant to accommodate seasonal ridership changes. There will be one […]

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SEPTA Reveals New Bus Route Plans For University City, Roosevelt Blvd.

SEPTA has revealed plans for two much-anticipated bus routes affecting University City and Roosevelt Boulevard. 

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Here’s What You Need to Know as the SEPTA Strike Looms

Contract negotiations between SEPTA and representatives of Transportation Workers Union Local 234 over the weekend were reportedly tense. If an agreement is not reached by […]

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SEPTA Wins Big Grant to Buy 25 Zero-Emission All-Electric Buses

U.S. Senator Robert Casey announced Tuesday that SEPTA will receive a $2.6 million grant to purchase 25 electric buses. The buses will serve South Philly routes 29 and 79. The […]

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This Unofficial SEPTA Map Highlights What Riders Really Care About

Most transit maps show would-be riders where the buses and trains go. Which is fine, as far as it goes — and if everyone were […]

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SEPTA, City Unveil Fancy New Bus Shelter Design

Mayor Michael Nutter, City Council President Darrell Clarke, SEPTA general manager Jeff Knueppel and Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities director Denise Goren all gathered […]

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Should Philly Ban Smoking at Bus Shelters?

An academic study found that waiting for the bus is so awful that it can actually compel your mind to lie to you. Every minute that you wait […]

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Can SEPTA Plausibly Offer an Uber-like Bus Service?

The prospect of on-demand mass transit — basically the Uber model, but with buses or vans — has been the subject of plenty of speculation […]

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Why Philadelphians Are Head Over Heels In Love With Their Buses

Earlier this month, statistics came out showing just how much bus ridership in New York City has plummeted there since the Great Recession. Frankly, it’s shocking. There were 162,000 […]

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SEPTA Wants to Split the 23 Into Two Routes: The 23 and the 45

Last month, SEPTA announced it was seeking to split the 23 bus into two routes. This is notable because the 23 gets more complaints than […]