The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is a regional public transportation authority that operates various forms of public transit services—bus, subway and elevated rail, commuter rail, light rail, and electric trolleybus—that serve 3.9 million people in five counties in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. SEPTA also manages construction projects that maintain, replace, and expand infrastructure and rolling stock.
SEPTA is the major transit provider for Philadelphia and its suburbs in Delaware, Montgomery, Bucks, and Chester counties. SEPTA is a state-created authority, and the majority of its board is appointed by the five Pennsylvania counties it serves. While several SEPTA commuter rail lines terminate in the nearby states of Delaware and New Jersey, additional service to Philadelphia from those states is provided by other agencies: the PATCO Speedline from Camden County, New Jersey, is run by the Delaware River Port Authority, a bi-state agency, NJ Transit operates many bus lines and a commuter rail line to Philadelphia's Center City; and DART First State runs feeder lines to SEPTA stations in the state of Delaware.
Septa in the News:
- SEPTA Stations Expand Bike and Ride Program
- SEPTA Announces Proposed Fare Increases
- SEPTA Opens a Travel Center at University City