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SEPTA Prepares to Launch 'Boulevard Direct,' Philadelphia's First Limited-Stop Bus Service

As Passenger Transport went to press, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and other city officials joined the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) to unveil the first of 10 new stations on the city’s Boulevard Direct limited-stop route, which begins service Oct. 22.

As Passenger Transport went to press, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and other city officials joined the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) to unveil the first of 10 new stations on the city’s Boulevard Direct limited-stop route, which begins service Oct. 22.

“SEPTA is excited to introduce Direct Bus service with the launch of ­Boulevard Direct, which will provide riders along this busy corridor with an option for saving valuable travel time,” said General Manager Jeffrey D. Knueppel. “This new service is the result of a great partnership between SEPTA and the city of Philadelphia that will continue as we look at additional ways to enhance service throughout the SEPTA bus network.”

Boulevard Direct is the first SEPTA route operating under the agency’s new Direct Bus brand, providing greater service frequency and fewer stops than the existing Roosevelt Boulevard route. The service operates with a dedicated fleet of 60-foot articulated buses. Boulevard Direct has many of the same qualities as BRT—such as customer amenities at stations including shelters, benches and route and wayfinding signage—but does not operate in a dedicated right-of-way or use transit signal priority to extend traffic lights.

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, third from left, and SEPTA General Manager Jeffrey D. Knueppel, fourth from left, join other dignitaries at ribbon-cutting ceremonies for SEPTA’s new Direct Bus Service, Boulevard Direct.

 
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