Philadelphia Bus Network Choices Report
This report studies the existing performance of bus services within the City of Philadelphia, in the context of the environment in which they operate and the needs and demands they try to serve. The goal of this report is to provide a background of facts and insights that can provide direction to any effort to redesign the bus network.
The report is called a Choices Report because it gives options. If the goal of any system improvement were increased ridership, there are a series of network design approaches that could be taken, outlined in the last chapter. However, ridership is not the only goal of transit networks, and many other expectations will need to be weighed to determine if these strategies should be pursued.
In other words, transit planning requires difficult decisions about how to balance competing goals, and these decisions should be made locally based on local discussion with extensive stakeholder and public outreach. That's where you come in. Learn more about SEPTA's existing bus network and the choice we will face by reading the Choices Report in its entirety by using the menu below.