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Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Serving Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties

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One of the key changes to the Service Standards and Process is the introduction of a route classification system. By grouping together routes with similar operating characteristics, we are better able to identify routes that are not meeting minimum performance standards, compared to similar routes. In addition, two new primary metrics, "Passengers per Revenue Hour" and "Cost per Passenger," are being proposed and how Service Planning defines which routes are considered underperforming is being updated.

The proposed categories are as follows:

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City Routes
Routes operating primarily on local city streets, serving a variety of different functions from local trips, to connections to high speed services.

City/Suburban Arterial Routes
Routes that travel (for the most part) on heavily-trafficked city or suburban arterials with multiple destinations and often a strong reverse-commute constituency, usually terminating at a major transportation center.

Expressway Routes
Routes that travel on an interstate, such as I-76, I-476, or I-95 for portions of their routing.

Suburban Routes
Suburban routes operating in lower-density areas providing access to specific destinations such as malls, shopping centers, office parks, and industrial parks.

Fixed Routes
SEPTA Trolley and Trackless Trolley Routes, as well as the Norristown High Speed Line.

Other Services
Routes administered by SEPTA but operated by outside vendors or routes specifically defined to provide last mile connections from Regional Rail stations and limited service routes that are designed to meet specific markets.

All current SEPTA bus routes by proposed classification category are summarized here:



All SEPTA Routes



City Routes

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City/Suburban Arterial Routes

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Expressway Routes

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Suburban Routes

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Fixed Routes

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