Research & Statistics

SEPTA plays an integral part in keeping the Philadelphia region moving and, in doing so, driving the region's economic growth. Here's a look at SEPTA by the numbers:

6th largest transit system in the nation

Service region covers 2,184 square miles

More than 2,600 buses, trolleys, subway cars, trains and paratransit vehicles in operation

Provides more than 300 million trips annually

Serves 70 percent of Center City office workers

Traveled more than 90 million miles last year

The new fare payment system is designed to make each of the more than 300 million annual trips more convenient and hassle-free than ever before. This transformational initiative will help establish SEPTA not only as one of the nation's largest transit systems but also one of the nation's most progressive.

And SEPTA riders have been a big part in shaping these developments. More than 4,000 riders and stakeholders have been involved in planning for the new fare collection system, voicing their feedback through surveys, focus groups, and advisory sessions.

NPT Information Sessions and Survey Results

Access the latest community, stakeholder and informationsessions held on SEPTA's New Payment Technologies initiative. Also, view results from sessions and surveys conducted throughout the design and implementation process.

NPT Regional Rail Survey Results

NPT Information Session Presentation | Video | April 2011
Outlines SEPTA's vision for its New Payment Technologies initiative presented at a public information meeting

Fare Policy Consensus Building | PDF | April 2011
List of stakeholder and public involvement implemented during the New Payment Technologies initiative

Industry Resources

ACS Transportation Solutions Group
SEPTA contractor for equipment and services for the installation of the NPT modernized fare system

Smart Card Alliance
Access the Smart Card Alliance website for the latest smart card news