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Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Service Plan

Public Open House Meetings Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Following is a list and descriptions of the projects to be included in SEPTA's Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Service Plan. The Plan is a one-year plan that identifies new transit services or significant changes to existing services for the following fiscal year. It includes submissions from outside sources, as well as by SEPTA staff. Submissions were received in accordance with SEPTA's Service Standards and Process guidelines, and have been or are presently being evaluated through the Comparative Evaluation Process. The Service Standards enable an objective evaluation of all major route and service changes using standardized criteria.

The following projects will be discussed at the Open House meetings for inclusion in the Plan.

Implementation of projects is contingent upon available funding. Below are brief project descriptions.

PROPOSED ROUTE 49

This proposal would establish a new north-south bus route, which would operate from Brewerytown and Fairmount to Grays Ferry via University City. This service is proposed to operate seven days a week. It would provide an important connection from nearby neighborhoods to the growing employment base and health resources located in University City. Additionally, the proposed routing would create a direct transit option between 30th Street Station and the attractions located along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

ROUTE 88

This proposal would extend all trips ending at Holme Avenue and Pennypack Street to Frankford and Linden Avenues. Currently, Pennypack Woods trips terminate on Holme Avenue at Pennypack Street. These trips would be extended to SEPTA's Gregg Street Loop at Frankford and Linden Avenues, operating via Holme Avenue, Willits and Academy Roads. These trips would no longer operate via Pennypack Street and Crispin Street. This end of line extension would create a new connection with Route 66 and provide an off-street recovery area for buses and bus operators.

ROUTE 132

This proposal would make a route diversion along the border of Montgomery and Bucks Counties to provide transit to a retail and health service corridor in Hilltown Township, east of Souderton Borough. Currently the corridor is not directly served by transit. Area residents wishing to gain access must walk along a five lane highway section and in some cases through an expressway interchange. As part of the project, SEPTA would work with local and state officials in an effort to improve access from the new routing to the adjacent businesses.

ENHANCED BUS SERVICE ALONG ROOSEVELT BOULEVARD

This proposal is for new limited-stop service along the Roosevelt Boulevard with some elements of Bus Rapid Transit. The service would potentially feature frequent headways, bus stations with shelters, transit signal prioritization, distinct naming and branding. The route would operate from Frankford Transportation Center to Neshaminy Mall.

The following project is a conceptual route and service proposal under development.

NORRISTOWN TO PHOENIXVILLE CORRIDOR
This proposal would examine options to streamline service and reduce travel time between the Norristown Transportation Center and points west, including King of Prussia, Audubon, Oaks and Phoenixville. It would primarily focus on the corridors served by existing Routes 99, 131 and 139, which have evolved from routes originally operated by the Schuylkill Valley Lines. Attention will also be given to local service in the immediate Norristown area. This project is in the initial planning stages and its development will likely extend beyond the Annual Service Plan (ASP) Fiscal Year 2018 timeframe.

Public Open House Meetings

As part of the Annual Service Plan process, public open house meetings will be held prior to finalizing the Plan. Representatives of affected citizen groups, public agencies, elected officials and interested individuals are encouraged to attend. The purpose of these meetings is to receive input regarding items which are included in the Plan prior to the tariff and public hearing process. The date, times and location of the meetings are as follows:

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2017
12:00 Noon to 1:30 PM
and
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

SEPTA Board Room
Mezzanine, 1234 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

If you, or a representative, are not planning to attend the meetings but wish to submit comments in writing regarding these proposals, you may do so by sending them to SEPTA's Service Planning Department, 1234 Market Street, 9th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107. If you wish to submit comments electronically, you may do so by completing the fields in the form below.

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