15-15-5 Routes

SEPTA is introducing new, intuitive communications tools to make using transit easier than ever to use.

Starting with the February 2019 schedule change, and continuing through subsequent schedule changes, the timetable's front cover will promote 15 MAX routes. Inside the schedules you will find the full weekday/weekend schedule, plus a quick glance TRAVEL HEADWAY GRID to streamline your trip planning and travel. The transit maps show the bus network by frequency. When a service comes frequently, there is little need for advanced planning making these routes competitive with today's dynamic transportation options.

We're are also working on two new transit map concepts that will give our customers a new way to look at and envision SEPTA transit. The transit maps show the bus network by frequency. When a service comes frequently, there is little need for advanced planning making these routes competitive with today's dynamic transportation options.

  • 15-Minute Routes (every 15 minutes or less) noted in magenta
  • 30-Minute Routes (every 30 minutes or less) noted in blue
  • 60-Minute Routes (every 60 minutes or less) noted in grey

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SEPTA is introducing two map concepts, each with its own strengths:
  • Full Network Map: This map shows the entire bus network by frequency, no matter how often the route comes. With this map you can see the entire core of SEPTA's network, and quickly and easily plan trips all around the region.
Frequency Map Preview
  • 15-Minute Transit Map: This map is a simple schematic drawing of all our routes that come every 15 minutes or less, 15 hours per day (6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.), 5 days per week (Monday thru Friday). You can use all the routes on this map like you use the Broad Street Line and Market-Frankford Line - just show up and ride.
Frequency Map Preview

SEPTA released concept transit maps in online in February 2019, and provided an online survey for comment. Over the following month, over 1,000 survey responses were received. To view the summary of comments, please click here. In June 2019 SEPTA revised the transit maps based on feedback and began rolling them out within the SEPTA transit system. These maps will continually be works in progress during the project, and we always appreciate comments.

These maps clearly show each bus route and how they connect with other services. The goal is to show the strength of SEPTA Transit and how these routes work together to create a network that can move the whole region.

How does this relate to the Bus Network Redesign Program?

SEPTA will be undertaking a multi-year, comprehensive bus network redesign project. These new transit maps will be used during the process as a way to help SEPTA, transit partners, and our customers understand our current network - and imagine what it could look like in the future. After all, how can you imagine a new bus network if you can't see what we have now? With these new tools, it is easier than ever to point out what is right about the network, and what could be better. Once we work together to create a new bus network, the maps will be updated to easily communicate the new changes.

Do you have a comment about our existing bus network, either from your own experience or looking at our new network maps, that you would like the Bus Network Redesign Project team to know about? Submit your comment here: