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Public Open House Meetings


Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Following is a list and descriptions of the projects to be included in SEPTA's Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Service Plan. The Plan is a one-year plan that identifies new transit services or significant changes to existing services for the following fiscal year.

Proposed changes to the SEPTA Service Standards and Process are to be discussed.

For Surface Transportation, these changes include a new route classification system to examine route performance, classifying routes as City, Suburban, Arterial, Expressway and Fixed. Some services would be considered in a separate category because of unique characteristics, such as 200-series last-mile connectors. It also proposes network analysis tools that consider duplication, connectivity, proximity to people and jobs and impacts on customer access in the context of proposed routing and service changes. A route directness formula is proposed to allow evaluation of requests for route deviations. The proposed changes would support a Surface Transportation Service Development Process.

There are minor changes proposed to the Regional Rail elements of the Service Standards and Process document.

A draft of the proposed Service Standards and Process will be posted to the SEPTA website for review prior to the Open House meetings.

There are no new projects to be discussed at the Open House meeting for inclusion in the Plan.

The final FY 2020 Annual Service Plan document will include an evaluation of service changes implemented as part of the FY 2019 Annual Service Plan. To learn more about the proposed changes, please refer to the Service Standards and Process microsite.

The following projects are operating under Experimental Order authority and are proposed to be made permanent.

Route 40: A change to the alternate routing utilizing Pine Street during times when South Street is congested.

Route 73: A change to the routing to enter the Shoppes at Wissinoming Shopping Center during business hours for improved access to a full service supermarket.

Route 104: A change to the end of line at West Chester University is proposed to address a University proposal to close a street at the previous end of line at Church Street and University Avenue. The new end of line would keep buses on High Street to and from the Swope Preforming Arts Center.

Route 131: Service was added to a portion of Egypt Road and Shannondell Boulevard to improve service to the Audubon Village Shopping Center and Shannondell at Valley Forge. This was implemented in conjunction with improved off-peak and weekend service.

Public Open House Meetings

As part of the Annual Service Plan process, public open house meetings will be held prior to finalizing the Plan. Representatives of affected citizen groups, public agencies, elected officials and interested individuals are encouraged to attend. The purpose of these meetings is to receive input regarding items which are included in the Plan prior to the tariff and public hearing process. The date, times and location of the meetings are as follows:

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

12:00 Noon to 1:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

SEPTA Board Room
1234 Market Street, Mezzanine Level
Philadelphia, PA 19017