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SEPTA And Uber Announce Transit Partnership

Transit News | May 25th, 2016

SEPTA has announced a partnership with ride-sharing service Uber that is aimed at increasing access to the transit system. The partnership will run as a summer pilot program from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

Under the partnership, Uber rides will be discounted by 40 percent to-and-from 11 suburban Regional Rail stations in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties, with a maximum discount of $10 per ride. The stations selected for inclusion in this pilot program are among SEPTA’s busiest, with high ridership and limited availability of parking spaces. Several are key points for Airport travel, and others are at locations where parking is temporarily restricted due to construction.

Stations in Bucks County selected for the pilot program include:

Other stations included throughout the region are Glenside, Jenkintown-Wyncote, Elkins Park, Melrose Park, Lansdale, Swarthmore, Wayne and Exton.

The pilot program is part of an ongoing study SEPTA is conducting on how the growing popularity of ride-sharing services could impact services. A recent study by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) found that ride-sharing complements public transportation, with more than 20 percent of riders already using it to connect to services.

To learn how to take advantage of discounted Uber rides during the summer pilot program, go to iseptaphilly.com/uber.