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Opinion: “SEPTA Metro” is a Step in the Right Direction

Opinion: “SEPTA Metro” is a Step in the Right Direction

SEPTA Metro is SEPTA’s new wayfinding program, which aims to rebrand the SEPTA Rail Transit system. The plan is truly a step in the right direction, but it’s fundamentally flawed in execution. This article will show suggestions for the right execution to encourage new riders without alienating present riders. Routes The colors and symbols/labels introduced…

SEPTA Unveils New “SEPTA Metro” Wayfinding System
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SEPTA Unveils New “SEPTA Metro” Wayfinding System

Today, September 7th, 2021, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) unveiled a new wayfinding system, named SEPTA Metro, which aims to completely overhaul how riders identify lines and services. SEPTA Metro would begin by renaming lines to match more identifying symbols and colors rather than names and numbers. Here’s a rundown of what is to change,…

Massive Service Cuts in Store for SEPTA Regional Rail
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Massive Service Cuts in Store for SEPTA Regional Rail

According to SEPTA, there will be massive service cuts to the regional rail network with the upcoming regional rail schedule changes for January 24th. For the most part, the cuts will increase the wait time between midday trains from one hour to two hours, with most other times unaffected. However, as it stands, this still…

SEPTA New Flyer Xcelsior/Proterra Catalyst Delivery Status
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SEPTA New Flyer Xcelsior/Proterra Catalyst Delivery Status

This post is to keep track of all the New Flyer Xcelsiors and Proterra Catalyst buses arriving on SEPTA’s property. Last Updated on July 28th, 2021 New Flyer Xcelsior XDE40 Numbers: 3000-3524 delivered as of May 23rd, 2021,Order complete 20163000 – Callowhill Depot 2017New Flyer Xcelsior:3001-3059 – Callowhil Depot3060-3084 – Victory Depot3085-3101 – Southern Depot…

SEPTA New Flyer D40LF/DE40LF Retirement listing
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SEPTA New Flyer D40LF/DE40LF Retirement listing

With the New Flyer Xcelsior buses coming in quickly, SEPTA is actively retiring the New Flyer D40LF buses in the feet, as well as the New Flyer DE40LF “first generation” hybrids. This thread will keep track of all the current buses retired, and this first post will be updated every time something changes. Retired 2001…

SEPTA Awards Contract to NovaBus
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SEPTA Awards Contract to NovaBus

SEPTA, aka Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, awarded a 3-year contract to NovaBus for 90 forty-foot buses and 155 sixty-foot buses. Of the 155 sixty-foot buses, 70 are to be sixty-foot hybrid articulated buses, and 85 are to be sixty-foot clean diesel articulated buses to NovaBus. SEPTA may later secure funding to get 85 hybrid sixty-foot…