Over the past year, SEPTA has been working 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 the decline in ridership on transit. The result of the study is the Philadelphia Bus Network Choices Report, 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. The CBNR process will last a few years, and will involve widespread public outreach and coordination throughout SEPTA's service area, so there will be many opportunities to get involved.
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.