SEPTA has launched a new online tool to provide customers with information about seat availability on-board vehicles as they plan their trips.
The “Estimated Seat Availability Dashboard” is now on SEPTA’s website, with information available for most bus routes. This data will expand in the coming months to cover all of SEPTA’s modes of travel, including the Market-Frankford and Broad Street Lines, the Norristown High Speed Line, Regional Rail and Trolleys.
“For the first time ever, SEPTA customers can get a virtual look inside of their bus while they are planning a trip with the Estimated Seat Availability Dashboard,” said SEPTA General Manager Leslie S. Richards. “SEPTA is committed to enhancing the interactive tools available for customers, and today’s launch is a major step forward.”
Seating estimates are based on ridership information that SEPTA collects from a mix of sources, including Automatic Passenger Counters and assessments by SEPTA personnel and traffic checkers. SEPTA is continually monitoring ridership so that customers have seating estimates based on the most recent data available.