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SEPTA Awarded Federal Grant To Advance Next Phase Of Boulevard Direct Service

Transit News | December 3rd, 2019

SEPTA has been awarded a $2 million federal grant to further expand Direct Bus service to Hunting Park Avenue, one of the most-heavily traveled bus corridors in the City of Philadelphia, members of the regional Congressional delegation announced.

Funding from the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program will allow SEPTA to design and construct Phase B of its Boulevard Direct bus service and provide high-frequency, limited stop service between Frankford Transportation Center and Wissahickon Transportation Center.

The City of Philadelphia previously identified a combination of federal, state and local funds to design and construct new Direct Bus stations at six locations on Roosevelt Boulevard, including a direct connection to Hunting Park Station on the Broad Street Line. The Bus and Bus Facilities grant will enable Boulevard Direct Phase B service to connect to Wissahickon Transportation Center by funding site improvements and passenger amenities at locations on Hunting Park Avenue and Ridge Avenue.

Full details are posted at SEPTA.org.