After the report, SEPTA conducted public outreach, either through an internet poll and in-person conversations with cyclists.
The map will Proceed in by the end of the summer at 100 locations
It all comes following reports last year that bus ridership has declined by 17% in between 2012 and 2018. In reaction to the low prices, SEPTA hired transit adviser, Jarrett Walker and Associates, which published a study that included suggestions for how SEPTA could boost bus ridership. Among suggestions like removing the $1 transfer fee, the advisers suggested implementing a more regular bus program, and making SEPTA maps more rider-friendly.
The map includes the orange BSL lineup and blue MFL line, green to signify trolleyspurple to the Norristown High Speed Line. As before, regional railroad routes are indicated by a blue line that was dark.
On the coming weeks, expect to find a new map in SEPTA stations across the city as the transit agency rolls out their upgraded, colorful schedules.
“As SEPTA gets prepared to rethink its bus community, the maps and communications programs can help clients better understand how to make the most of our existing community, while also using it to explore how we can enhance it in the future” stated Jeffrey Knueppel, SEPTA’s general manager.
The map will be moving in at 100 locations by the end of the summer, based on SEPTA spokesperson Andrew Busch. Contrary to the present program, that was in place for decades, the new map features route colours that indicate that a bus’s frequency. A red line signifies the bus takes every 15 minutes maximum, teal signifies each 30, and gray means every hour.