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 ‘BAE Xcelsiors’ Finally Hit The Streets
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SEPTA’s ‘BAE Xcelsiors’ Finally Hit The Streets

Philadelphia, PA Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)‘s brand new BAE powered New Flyer XDE40s have finally entered revenue service. In November 2021, SEPTA approved the purchase of 220 New Flyer XDE40 hybrid buses, with an additional 120 buses being confirmed to arrive with the FY2024 budget. The first of these 340 buses arrived on 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,…