History Of SEPTA

Created by PA Legislature in 1963 to coordinate, multi-modal transportation system for Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties.

In 1968 SEPTA acquired PTC- the Philadelphia Transportation Company.

In 1970 SEPTA acquired Red Arrow.

In 1976 SEPTA acquired Frontier.

In 1983 SEPTA assumed resumed responsibility for Regional Rail.

Today SEPTA is the 5th largest transit system in the United States

SEPTA has 500,000 daily riders making nearly one million trips per day.

One of the most multi-modal systems in the United States with 2,300 buses, subway cars, commuter rail cars, trolleys and trackless trolleys. Traveling 78 million miles annually on a total of 195 routes with over 9,250 employees.

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