SEPTA IMPACT REPORT
SEPTA drives the economy of Pennsylvania. The five counties of southeastern Pennsylvania generate 42 percent of the state's economic activity with 32 percent of its population on just five percent of its land. This degree of economic productivity and density is not possible without transit to efficiently move people throughout the region. The following represents a comprehensive account of SEPTA's expansive and catalytic economic impact.
Access to rail transit increases property values. Models allow economists to isolate this value through analysis of home sales. On average, residential property values in southeastern Pennsylvania are 11 percent higher, totaling $33 billion in added home value associated with access to SEPTA's system. Search for an address on the heat map below to learn more about SEPTA's positive impact in your community.
- Multimodal "Legacy System"
- Created by PA State Legislature in 1964
- 5th Largest Mass Transit System in the U.S.
- 1 Million Weekday Riders (300 Million Annually)
- 2,800 Vehicles
- 9,500 Employees
- $1.4B Operating Budget
- $675M Capital Budget