On Tuesday, July 2, 2019, SEPTA's Board approved the Authority's 2020 Annual Service Plan, which includes key changes to SEPTA’s Service Standards and Process document, which serves as guidebook for how the Authority develops routing, scheduling and network changes.
Revisions for Surface Transportation include new performance metrics, a modified route classification system, and network design standards, along with minor changes to Regional Rail standards.
Also, as part of the Plan, the following route changes operating under Experimental Order were made permanent:
Route 40: A change to the alternate routing utilizing Pine Street during times when South Street is congested. Also discontinuance of a portion of the base route to private property near the intersection of Front & Lombard Streets, which was approved but never implemented.
Route 73: A change to the routing to enter the Shoppes at Wissinoming Shopping Center during business hours for improved access to a full service supermarket.
Route 104: A change to the end of line at West Chester University to address a University project which will close a street at the previous end of line at Church Street and University Avenue. The new end of line keeps buses on High Street to and from the Swope Performing Arts Center.
Route 131: The change added service to a portion of Egypt Road and Shannondell Boulevard to improve service to the Audubon Village Shopping Center and Shannondell at Valley Forge.
Further information about SEPTA’s service standards process and the 2020 Annual Service Plan can be found at the following links: