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The Bus Revolution is underway!

SEPTA is excited to announce a series of Pop-Up events and Virtual Transit Talks that will be taking place during the coming weeks. These events are an opportunity to hear from you - the riders - about what we can do to build a better bus network. Everything is on the table. So mark your calendar and join us to ensure your feedback is heard!

Transit Talks are virtual events where you can learn all about the Bus Revolution. We will cover key information that will directly impact the outcomes of this vital phase of the project.
Pop-up Events are a chance to meet with the Bus Revolution project team, participate in activities, get important information about the project, and possibly receive special giveaways - first come, first served!

Please note that dates and times are subject to change as a reflection of the most up-to-date health and safety guidelines due to COVID. We ask that you please check the website for any potential changes the morning of any in-person event you plan to attend.

Date
Location
Time
9/9 Thu
Virtual Transit Talk - Register here
6:30 pm
9/10 Fri
Frankford Transportation Center
3-6 pm
9/12 Sun
52nd & Market
2-5 pm
9/15 Wed
Chester Transportation Center
8-11 am
9/21 Tue
Norristown Transportation Center
4-7 pm
9/28 Tue
15th & JFK
11 am-2 pm
9/30 Thu
Virtual Transit Talk - Register here
6:30 pm
10/7 Thu
Broad & Oregon (Marconi Plaza)
2-5 pm
10/13 Wed
Torresdale & Cottman Loop
10 am-1 pm
10/19 Tue
Cheltenham & Ogontz Loop
4-7 pm
10/21 Thu
Darby Transportation Center
3-6 pm
10/26 Tue
69th St Transportation Center
9-3 pm

Project Schedule

Bus Revolution will be a 3-year process, beginning with two years of planning and analysis while the third year will focus on implementation. View the project schedule below to see key milestones and project phases.

2021

February - April
Project Initiation (Internal/External)

Kicked off in March and April 2021 by developing a project brand and website, forming committees, and holding meetings with key stakeholders. Collect and analyze data.

April - November OUTREACH
Examine Market for Transit;
Evaluate SEPTA Bus Routes
OUTREACH

Examine the market and need for transit service in Philadelphia region and create a “State of the System” analysis. Evaluate population and employment, community demographics, activity centers, and travel patterns.

Evaluate individual SEPTA bus routes to the understand strengths and weaknesses of each piece of the bus network.

Engage SEPTA riders and residents in the Philadelphia region about transit service choices and trade offs and to understand their priorities and values. Engagement will include a range a activities including surveys, meetings, and pop-up events.

Winter 2021/2022
Identify Service Improvements

Use findings, analysis and community input to identify ways SEPTA can improve the bus network and make specific improvements to individual routes.

Build on engagement and technical work to confirm goals and values. Refine project guiding principles and develop evaluation framework.

2022

2022

Winter 2022
Develop Service Improvement Scenarios

Create options to strengthen and improve SEPTA’s bus network. Scenarios will be organized around rider priorities, community values and technical recommendations.

Summer 2022 OUTREACH
Evaluate Scenarios
OUTREACH

Share scenarios and potential service changes to a broader audience for feedback and comment. Focus will be on identifying what people like and what they don’t like, so we can develop draft recommendations that include the best parts of individual scenarios. The evaluation process will also consider factors like ridership and cost.

Summer 2022 OUTREACH
Draft and Finalize Recommendations
OUTREACH

Build on findings from scenario evaluation process to develop draft recommendations. Share draft recommendations with community and stakeholders to develop final recommendations.

2023

2023

January - December OUTREACH
Implementation
OUTREACH

Unveil recommendations and system changes. Implement changes.

Get Involved

We want to hear from you. SEPTA’s Bus Revolution will have lots of opportunities throughout its phases for people who live and work in the Philadelphia region to be involved, including surveys, virtual meetings and ongoing outreach. Make sure your voice is heard and you stay informed throughout the project.

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