Philadelphia Bus Cameras Document Over 30,000 Violations
A pilot program tested AI-powered cameras that monitored bus-only lanes for parked vehicles.
Philadelphia Moves to Improve Paratransit Services
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s partnership with a technology provider will boost the system’s paratransit and microtransit services to improve access and accessibility.
Retro Trolleys Returning to Philadelphia
The freshly restored vintage fleet will maintain service frequency on Route 15 before eventually being replaced by newer models.
Philly Bus Cameras Catch Over 20,000 Bus Lane Violations
A pilot program revealed roughly 4,000 instances of vehicles blocking bus lanes or bus stops every week.
SEPTA Launches On-Demand Transit
The service will expand SEPTA bus service to the Philadelphia suburbs.
SEPTA’s Strategy for Easing Its Staffing Shortage
The agency is taking multiple steps to recruit and retain more transit operators, but it likely won’t be enough to prevent the agency from having to cut service on some of its bus lines.
SEPTA To Install Arrival Clocks
The digital displays will finally let riders know when the next train is coming.
Digging Into SEPTA’s Problems
Philadelphia’s transit agency faces some structural challenges as it struggles to reorganize its services and bring back ridership.
Philadelphia Plans Bus System Overhaul
Regional transit agency SEPTA plans to streamline its service by replacing some suburban bus routes with on-demand transit.
New Film, Set on a Philly Bus, Celebrates the Magic of the Latino Community
The Latino community gathers on a bus, and joy ensues, in the new short film "La Guagua 47."
Philadelphia Plans for a Transit Revolution
Three coordinated, ambitious, simultaneous planning initiatives are underway at SEPTA, the regional transportation authority for Greater Philadelphia.
Riders Getting Stuck in SEPTA Tunnels Due to Increased Security Measures
As ridership dropped during the pandemic, Philadelphia's transit agency started locking station doors to keep unhoused people from using the tunnels as shelter. Now, riders are becoming trapped inside.
Opinion: Philly's Regional Transit Needs More Funding
The region's planning commission is pouring billions into highway widening projects while neglecting its public transit needs.
Opinion: Give Students Free SEPTA Rides All Week Long
Philadelphia's student passes cut off at 8 p.m. and don't include weekends, but expanding the free fare program could help SEPTA rebuild ridership and create lifelong transit users.
Amazon Outbids SEPTA for Southwest Philadelphia Property
The transit agency must renew its search for an appropriate facility for an expanded trolley barn as part of its plan to modernize its aging fleet.
Opinion: Philadelphia Mayor is Failing Transit Riders
By staying conspicuously absent from the controversy over the closure of the Somerset El station, the mayor has avoided involvement in an issue that affects the whole city, according to Philadelphia's leading architecture critic.
Philadelphia Leaders Dream Big With New Transit Plan
The plan, which looks more than two decades into the future, seeks to modernize the city's transit system, address inequities, and improve regional connectivity.
Post-Pandemic Transit Planning: A New Era for Commuter Rail
Ridership on the nation's commuter rail services has plummeted more than other forms of transit during the pandemic. Serving a more affluent, professional ridership, commuter rail is looking more likely to face long-term cuts after the pandemic.
Philly Testing New Approach to Bus Priority
Philadelphia planners hope to achieve benefits to traffic safety and transit performance by restricting automobile use of lanes along Roosevelt Boulevard.
Climate Change and Public Transit
A recent round of thunderstorms brought public transit operations in Philadelphia to a screeching halt.
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