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NOTICE - Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Service Plan

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) will conduct public hearings regarding the proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Service Plan.

The proposed Annual Service Plan includes changes to Bus Route 132, and also proposes two new Routes: Route 49 and Roosevelt Boulevard Direct Bus.

A Community Benefit Analysis has been performed for all of these projects. Implementation of the recommended projects will proceed pending the outcome of the public hearing process, SEPTA Board approval, and available funding.

Public Hearings

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
12:00 Noon and 5:00 p.m.

SEPTA Board Room
Mezzanine Level
1234 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
2:00 p.m.

Council Chambers
Souderton Municipal Building
31 West Summit Street
Souderton, PA 18964


Proposal

Listed below are the projects and descriptions included in SEPTA's FY 2018 Annual Service Plan. Click on the links to view the tariffs and service plan documents.

PROPOSED ROUTE 49

This proposal would establish a new north-south bus route, which would operate from Brewerytown and Fairmount to Grays Ferry via University City. This service is proposed to operate seven days a week. It would provide an important connection from nearby neighborhoods to the growing employment base and health resources located in University City. Additionally, the proposed routing would create a direct transit option between 30th Street Station and the attractions located along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

ROUTE 132

This proposal would make a route diversion along the border of Montgomery and Bucks Counties to provide transit to a retail and health service corridor in Hilltown Township, east of Souderton Borough. Currently the corridor is not directly served by transit. Area residents wishing to gain access must walk along a five lane highway section and in some cases through an expressway interchange. As part of the project, SEPTA would work with local and state officials in an effort to improve access from the new routing to the adjacent businesses.

ROOSEVELT BOULEVARD DIRECT BUS

This proposal is for new limited-stop service along the Roosevelt Boulevard with some elements of Bus Rapid Transit. The service would potentially feature frequent headways, bus stations with shelters, transit signal prioritization, and distinct naming and branding. The route would operate from Frankford Transportation Center to Neshaminy Mall.

Tariff Documents

A copy of the proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Service Plan and associated tariffs, which provide a detailed description of the proposed changes, is available for inspection at SEPTA's Customer Service Office, 1234 Market Street, Lobby, Philadelphia, PA 19107. The proposed Annual Service Plan with maps is on the SEPTA website in the Reports section. Links to the associated tariffs are also available there.

A copy of the above notice and tariffs is also available to be heard at the offices of the Associated Services for the Blind, 919 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

Sending Comments

If you wish to comment but cannot attend the public hearings, comments received in writing will be entered into the record and be afforded the same consideration as if you attended and testified at the public hearings. All written comments should be received no later than Friday, May 12, 2017. Send your comments to SEPTA, Service Planning, 1234 Market Street, 9th FL, Philadelphia, PA 19107-3780.

If you wish to submit comments electronically, you may do so by completing the fields in the form below.

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