SEPTA to Hold Additional Community Meetings on Bus Revolution

SEPTA to Hold Additional Community Meetings on Bus Revolution

SEPTA Partnering With Philadelphia City Council to Ensure Equitable Access For All

PHILADELPHIA (March 8, 2024) – SEPTA will partner with Philadelphia City Council to conduct a series of community meetings on Bus Revolution, the Authority’s first-ever comprehensive bus network redesign.

SEPTA identified four council districts where neighborhoods could benefit from additional opportunities to have a voice in their bus network. Over the next few weeks, SEPTA and City Council members will examine the draft plan to make sure the network improvements will deliver better service for these communities.

“The new bus network was designed to make service more frequent and reliable across the entire region and to provide underserved neighborhoods with better access to healthcare, jobs, and other opportunities,” said SEPTA CEO and General Manager Leslie S. Richards. “Over the past two years, our team has worked diligently to understand, evaluate, and respond to diverse community needs. We are continuing to listen to our riders and stakeholders to create a network with equitable access for all.”

The eight additional community meetings will take place at locations in Districts 5, 7, 8, and 9 from March 12 through April 4:

  • Tuesday, March 12 at 6 p.m.: First Presbyterian Church, 35 W Chelten Ave
  • Thursday, March 14 at 5:30 p.m.: Casa Indiana, 2935 N 2nd St
  • Wednesday, March 20 at 5 p.m.: Hope Partnership School, 2601 N 11th St
  • Saturday, March 23 at 10 a.m.: Simpson Recreation Center, 1010 Arrott St
  • Tuesday, March 26 at 5:30 p.m.: Finley Recreation Center, 7701 Mansfield Ave
  • Wednesday, March 27 at 5:30 p.m.: Deliverance Evangelistic Church, 2001 Lehigh Ave
  • Wednesday, April 3 at 5:30 p.m.: Strawberry Mansion High School, 3133 Ridge Ave
  • Thursday, April 4 at 5:30 p.m.: York House, 5325 Old York Rd

At each meeting, the SEPTA team will present the latest information, and community members will have a chance to provide feedback and ask questions.

These meetings represent the most recent round of community outreach – SEPTA has engaged residents across the region at more than 200 public meetings, including 144 in-person sessions. Through these meetings and other outreach efforts, SEPTA reviewed more than 10,000 comments, and that feedback was incorporated into revised versions of the plan.

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