Public Transit is the existing fixed route transportation system consisting of busses, trolleys, and trains for those commuters seeking alternatives to driving. Below, learn more about local public transit providers, routes, and schedules. GVF works with employers to evaluate employee’s commuting patterns and service needs, and can determine if transit is feasible for employees. Furthermore, GVF advocates for expanding public transit network that is critical for quality of life our region’s residents.
You can't understand a city without using its public transportation system.
- EROL OZAN (WRITER) -
PUBLIC TRANSIT PROVIDERS
SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority) is the largest public transit provider in the region serving approximately 121,000 commuters daily in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties.
SEPTA Bus Routes http://www.septa.org/service/bus/
SEPTA Regional Rail Lines
2. Fares: http://www.septa.org/fares/index.html;
SEPTA Key information: http://www.septa.org/key/
If you’re a frequent public transit commuter, participating in a commuter benefit program, offered by your employer, saves you money and time.
RideECO is the commuter benefit program. ECO means Easy Commute Options that can save you time and money. RideECO allows employers and commuters to save by putting pre-tax dollars towards fares on many modes of alternative transportation.
EMERGENCY RIDE HOME
The Emergency Ride Home service is a "safety net" for commuters working in southeastern PA who either carpool, vanpool or take public transit on a regular basis. In the event of an unexpected emergency registered commuter is provided with a free ride to either their home, car or to the place of the emergency.
LUNCH AND LEARN WORKSHOPS
GVF provides education on everything you need to know in order to ride SEPTA. From reading schedules to buying passes, we cover it all. Through a commuter analysis of employee’s commuting habits and service needs, GVF can determine if transit is feasible for employees. Contact Stacey Henrich for more information.
Whether it’s advocating to expand transit network, making transit more accessible, linking transit to other modes, GVF is committed to helping grow public transit options in the Greater Philadelphia region. In partnerships with both private and public sectors, GVF advocates to make public transit more accessible for all commuters. Below is one example of our efforts.
KING OF PRUSSIA RAIL PROJECT
GVF is one of the leading organizations working on extending SEPTA Norristown High Speed Line that currently connects Norristown in Montgomery County and the City of Philadelphia. The proposed extension will link the existing line to the King of Prussia Mall and the business park. With approximately 60,000 people working in King of Prussia, a dedicated transit line in the center of King of Prussia is vital to connecting suburban Philadelphia’s largest employment center and the East Coast’s largest shopping mall to rail.
PART (Pottstown Area Rapid Transit) is a public transit provider in Pottstown Borough and adjacent communities. PART plays an important part in moving your community and connecting you to neighboring communities that are serviced by SEPTA. The buses operate six days per week, on five different routes that convene at the Charles W. Dickinson Transportation Center in downtown Pottstown.
Rambler is a bus service by Upper Merion Township in Montgomery County to provide public transportation for residents to area shopping centers, malls, medical facilities, the Senior Center, and the Upper Merion Township Building. The buses operate five days per week on one fixed route.