PHILADELPHIA – SEPTA is scheduling two hearing next week to solicit comments on minor routing changes to several bus routes and to propose elimination of certain school-related tripper routes due to the closing of schools.
The hearings, scheduled for Monday at SEPTA headquarters and Tuesday at the Lower Bucks campus of Bucks County Community College, involve routing changes to the following bus routes:
CITY TRANSIT DIVISION
- Route 24: Service to St. Basil’s Academy and which terminates at Cedar Road will be relocated due to construction of a traffic circle at Shady Lane.
- Route 26: Service via the alternate school routing to Frankford Transportation Center would be re-routed to serve the new Fels High School campus in Oxford Circle.
- Route 31: Proposed to make permanent the Center City terminus layover point at South 15th Street near Ranstead Street.
- Route 38: Proposed to make permanent the routing to the Please Touch Museum in Fairmount Park and the Philadelphia Art Museum routing in both directions.
- Route 60: The routing of trips to the Tioga Marine Terminal and Philadelphia Sanitation garage at Delaware Avenue and Lewis Street, Port Richmond, would become permanent; route would reach the complexes via Richmond Street, Lewis Street, and Delaware Avenue.
- 400-series routes: Proposed to discontinue six school related tripper routes (420, 421, 423, 455, 470, and 479) due to school closings; proposed to modifiy Route 483 routing.
SUBURBAN TRANSIT DIVISION
- Route 95: Proposed to make permanent an experimental routing along Ridge Pike and Alan Wood Road (near SEPTA’s Frontier Depot) to the Metroplex complex via Gallagher Road and Seven Stars Lane.
- Route 104: Proposed to make permanent a re-routing bus trips to Newtown Square Corporate Campus via Bishop Hollow Road.
- Route 117: Proposed new routing along Welsh Street in Chester near the Chester Transportation Center.
- Routes 127 and 128: Proposed new routing to access the Levittown Town Center in Bristol Township.
The hearings on Monday are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at SEPTA Headquarters, 1234 Market Street, Philadelphia; the hearing on Tuesday is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. at the Lower Bucks Campus of Bucks County Community College, 1034 Veterans Highway (Pa. 413), Bristol Township.