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.
About the Bus Revolution
From simplifying routes to improving service speed and reliability, the Bus Revolution takes your input and puts it into motion. Since the start of this project in 2020, we’ve gathered your opinions on how to create a more equitable bus system for all of our riders. That’s because at SEPTA, we know better transportation starts with you.
Follow along and see how your feedback is driving SEPTA forward.
Put the Rider Experience First
Increase Access to Opportunity
Build Trust with Reliable Service
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.
Examine Market for Transit;
Evaluate SEPTA Bus Routes
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.
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.
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.
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.
Draft and Finalize RecommendationsOUTREACH
Build on findings from scenario evaluation process to develop draft recommendations. Share draft recommendations with community and stakeholders to develop final recommendations.
Unveil recommendations and system changes. Implement changes.
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.Sign Up Today