We believe that a Better Bus Network should SUPPORT Greater Philadelphia's Recovery from the Pandemic
Buses are a lifeline for all Philadelphians. They connect us to family, community, and culture. Riders depend on SEPTA buses to provide access to jobs, healthcare, and every other essential service. Without a fast, frequent, reliable bus network, riders will lose access to the countless number of opportunities the Greater Philadelphia region has to offer.
Buses connect families and communities together and move riders where trains, trolleys, and subways simply can't.
Unfortunately, over the last few years, SEPTA bus riders no longer see the bus as a reliable and dependable transportation option. SEPTA's bus ridership has declined by 9% over the last four years. Yet, the population of the region has steadily grown over this same time period.
Poor frequency, slow bus speeds, and unreliable bus service have forced riders to no longer use and depend on SEPTA buses as a viable transportation option.
We are calling upon 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 a Bus Network Redesign that will SUPPORT Greater Philadelphia and help the region recover from the pandemic
Our Vision for a Bus Network Redesign