SEPTA’s 2013 Annual Service Plan changes don’t look too bad


Starting today at noon (and again at 5:00 pm), you can go on down to 1234 Market Street, SEPTA’s worldwide headquarters, to weigh in on the proposed 2013 Annual Service Plan. Missed today’s opportunities, a follow-up hearing will be held tomorrow at 3pm in West Chester and, of course, you can always submit your thoughts via

With continued inaction on transportation funding in Harrisburg, you might think that SEPTA would be calling for service cut backs.  You’d be wrong.

There are only a few minor tweaks to bus routes on offer.  And, based on the information that SEPTA provides (eg, the last two runs of the day for the 88 bus are being cut because “[t]he average daily passenger count for these trips is four, and the approximate cost per passenger is $18.), they don’t look so objectionable.

 (image credit: flickr user RayBanBro66)