SEPTA

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, or SEPTA for short, operates bus, trolley, trackless trolley, subway/rapid transit, and commuter rail service in the southeastern part of Pennsylvania.

SEPTA’s New Multi-Level Cars Revealed
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SEPTA’s New Multi-Level Cars Revealed

Philadelphia, PA: Progress on SEPTA‘s new multi-level regional rail cars from CRRC was finally revealed to the public. For years, fans and riders have been left in the dark about these new cars. Rumors even circulated that this order was cancelled due to declining ridership on the regional rail. However, after years of delays from…

SEPTA Owl Link Service Discontinued
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SEPTA Owl Link Service Discontinued

SEPTA of Southeastern Pennsylvania has discontinued OWL Link service today, February 12th, 2022. The Owl Link service was a service that was meant to connect people from overnight bus routes in Northeast Philadelphia to jobs in Lower Bucks County in the overnight hours. To use the service, riders were to download an app called “SEPTA…

DART and SEPTA Service to Tri-State Mall Discontinued
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DART and SEPTA Service to Tri-State Mall Discontinued

Claymont, DE – Starting today, December 1st, 2021, SEPTA Route 113 and DART First State routes 13 and 61 will no longer serve Tri-State Mall. A land developer has purchased the land that was once Tri-State Mall and intends to tear down the former mall in order to build warehouses. In turn, buses have been…

SEPTA Approves the Purchase of 220 New Flyer Hybrids
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SEPTA Approves the Purchase of 220 New Flyer Hybrids

Philadelphia, PA: Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) has approved the purchase of 220 new hybrid buses from New Flyer industries. After an order of 525 New Flyer Xcelsiors, for a total of 1,708 New Flyer Buses built for SEPTA so far, it’s no surprise that SEPTA would continue to work with New Flyer for a…

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,…

SEPTA Capacity Limits Lifted
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SEPTA Capacity Limits Lifted

After a year of operating buses and trains with limited capacity, the limits are finally lifted. Passengers and riders can now board buses as normal without worrying about the capacity limits. Starting April 15th, 2020, SEPTA buses, trains, and trolleys were operating with limited capacity. According to SEPTA, the limits were at follows: Thirty-foot buses…