• Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
      Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.

SEPTA taking bus route suggestions until August 31

Have an idea for a SEPTA route change or addition? Now is your chance to share your thoughts with SEPTA. The authority is taking suggestions for route changes, additions, and extensions as part of its annual service plan planning process. 

Recommendations made before August 31 will be considered for the Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Service Plan. Recommendations made after the August 31 deadline will be considered for the 2016 service plan. 

All recommendations selected will be contingent upon available funding. 

The extension of the Route 3 bus on weekends to Smith Memorial Playground is an example of a successful service planning recommendation. As PlanPhilly reported, Smith Memorial Playground staff and supporters along with SEPTA's Citizen Advisory Committee recommended extending the Route 3 from 33rd Street and Cecil B. Moore Ave to the playground. This summer SEPTA began trial service of the extension. If the route is successful and economically viable, SEPTA will maintain the service. 

All submissions must be emailed to serviceplanning@septa.org or written and mailed to:

SEPTA - Service Planning Department
1234 Market Street, 9th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

About the author

Christine Fisher, Transportation reporter

From 2012-2014 Christine covered transportation, writing about everything from pedestrian concerns to bicycle infrastructure, bridges, trail networks, public transit and more. Her favorite assignments sent her bushwhacking through Philadelphia’s yet-to-be-cleared bike trails, catching a glimpse of SEPTA’s inner workings or pounding the pavement to find out what pedestrians really think. Christine also covered community news for Eyes on the Street, where her work ranged from food sovereignty to public art and urban greening. She first joined PlanPhilly in fall 2011 as an intern through a partnership with Temple University’s Philadelphia Neighborhoods website. 


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