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We've introduced new transit maps and specially branded schedules to promote bus routes that offer frequent weekday service. These new tools are designed to promote SEPTA’s bus services by communicating easily and intuitively about the many transit options provided within SEPTA’s vast network. The new maps and tools show SEPTA’s bus network by their frequency of service, to communicate the best way to use each route.

SEPTA has 19 Bus routes with “15‐15‐5” service, which means they come every 15 minutes or less, 15 hours a day from 6a to 9p, five days a week Monday through Friday. To meet all‐day consistent frequency, we updated schedules and added select bus trips for the February 24, 2019 schedule change. Each of these 15‐15‐5 routes will features an announcement on the front of its schedule, and an easy‐to‐read headway grid inside.

“We want customers to start thinking about this as a new way to look at SEPTA bus service,” said SEPTA General Manager Jeffrey D. Knueppel. “Instead of checking schedules, customers can just walk to the bus stop and ride, knowing a bus will be there within 15 minutes – similar to how they use the Market‐Frankford and Broad Street Lines.”

We also introduced two new concepts for transit maps, which show the frequency of all of SEPTA’s bus services using different colors and line weights. These new intuitive tools allow you to quickly plan trips around the region by choosing bus routes that best fit your needs. These maps are concepts, and we want you to give your feedback. To see the maps, read about the project, and submit your feedback, visit www.septa.org/frequency.

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