Who We Are
SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority) is one of the largest transit systems in the country. We support five counties in the Greater Philadelphia area. We also connect to transit systems in Delaware and New Jersey. Our services include regional rail, buses, trolleys, subways, and a high-speed line.
SEPTA moves the Southeastern Pennsylvania region forward by providing safe, reliable, and accessible mobility choices for everyone.
We support equity and enhance quality of life by connecting people with opportunity, catalyzing the economy, and sustaining our environment.
The Pennsylvania legislature formed SEPTA in 1963. SEPTA began operating in 1964. Many SEPTA services and facilities were part of other transportation groups and date back to the early 1900s.
Our past is important to us, and so is our future. We work to adapt and improve as an organization. Our goal is to continue offering equal transit opportunities for everyone. We want to make sure our organization and our services help people work and travel. Learn more here.
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A 15-member board runs SEPTA. City, county, and state officials choose the members. Leslie S. Richards, General Manager and CEO, manages day-to-day operations.