Recently, SEPTA worked with Jarrett Walker and Associates (JWA) to assess our existing bus network, and explore if a bus network redesign would be valuable to help address bus ridership declines. The result of the study is the Philadelphia Bus Network Choices Report, released in 2018, which can be publicly viewed by clicking the "Report" tab on the right.
The Philadelphia Bus Network Choices Report is only a first look. Now that the initial assessment is complete, SEPTA's next step will be to release a Request for Proposals (RFP) in order to hire consultants to take the findings of this report and start the Comprehensive Bus Network Redesign (CBNR) process. Now that the assessment is complete, SEPTA has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) in order to hire consultants to take the findings of this report and start the Comprehensive Bus Network Redesign (CBNR) process.
This website will house information and updates to help you stay informed and up-to-date as the project advances.
Take a Look: SEPTA's Existing Network
The above map shows the existing SEPTA bus network within the City of Philadelphia. This map and the maps throughout the report graphically represent transit services by frequency. This style is used because frequency is a critical element of service, and a network can only be fully understood if the patterns of frequency are apparent.