The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
(SEPTA) announced 65 initiatives to expand and enhance transportation services
to better serve its customers, as well as alleviate overcrowding and improve
mid-day, evening and late night service.
The new initiatives include more frequent service,
additional peak, off-peak and weekend service, and new late-night regional rail
service. These measures are designed to
address issues of overcrowding, assist growing employment, retail and residential
markets and provide service for passengers who lack transportation while working
unconventional job hours, according to SEPTA.
Most of the initiatives, such as the introduction of 60-foot
articulated buses, will take place in September and November.