Transit Forward Philadelphia is a coalition of Philadelphia-based organizations fighting to improve public transit in Southeast Pennsylvania 


Our Mission

Amplifying voices of riders and residents in support of a transit network that is the preferred mode of transportation in Greater Philadelphia.


Our Vision

A Greater Philadelphia region connected by a safe, accessible, and sustainable transit network that allows people, communities, and businesses to thrive.


Our Coalition Members

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  • Featured petition

    Better Access, Better Service, Better Buses

    This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to tell SEPTA what you think about the bus network and help inform their redesign

    SEPTA is in the process of redesigning its bus network through the SEPTA Bus Revolution project

    SEPTA is taking a blank slate, top-to-bottom look at the bus network which will include:

    • Comprehensive analysis of where the market, demand, and need for transit services are in the Philadelphia region
    • Detailed analysis of SEPTA’s current bus routes
    • Creation of scenarios and options for how bus service could be improved
    • Evaluation and conversation about the scenarios that will lead to final recommendations for change
    • Implementation of the changes (expected from late 2022 throughout 2023)
    135 signatures

    Sign the petition below to ensure you're voice is heard!

    We are calling on SEPTA to transform their current bus service to be faster, more frequent, and more reliable while connecting communities in a safe and dignified manner through the SEPTA Bus Revolution project

     

     

     

    Unfortunately and understandably so, bus riders no longer see SEPTA buses as a reliable and dependable transportation option and are forced to utilize a network that was designed over 30 years ago and is no longer responsive to the needs of today’s riders.

     

    SEPTA's buses are getting slower and slower each year, averaging less than 12mph during most of the day which causes major delays for both riders and operators and hinders riders from arriving at their destination on time.

     

    The reliability and on-time performance of SEPTA buses have been poor and substandard. Riders are left waiting at stops for long periods unsure of whether or not their bus will arrive. SEPTA has set a reliability goal of 80%, defined as the percentage of buses that arrive within 6-minutes of their scheduled arrival time. Yet, a majority of bus routes do not meet this standard and continually show up late, well past this 6-minute window.

     

    SEPTA buses do not run frequently enough which causes overcrowding and longer wait times for riders. The frequency or number of buses that arrive at a stop is one of the single most important factors for bus riders. Yet, more than 50% of SEPTA buses arrive every 15 minutes or later.  

     

    This is why we need a Bus Revolution that will provide

     Quicker Connections & Faster Trips

    Fewer Delays & Buses that Come More Often

     

     

    Sign up and SUPPORT our Better Access Better Service Better Buses campaign today!

     

     

    Will you sign?