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Posted on: January 30, 2023

Chester County Public Transportation Plan

Project Purpose

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This project seeks to continue the process of updating the Chester County Public Transportation Plan, adopted in July of 2014 as a policy element to Landscapes2, for the current Chester County Comprehensive Plan, Landscapes3, adopted in November of 2018.

Public Transportation was severely impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic with significant decreases in both ridership and revenue. As it appears that we are coming out of the pandemic, SEPTA is in process of redesigning both their bus and regional rail services through their ongoing Bus Revolution and Reimagining Regional Rail projects. There are current concentrations of minorities and low-income residents located in areas not served by SEPTA, and because of the bus and rail system redesigns, SEPTA may be pulling back on existing services. Ultimately this update will address any changes to these services by SEPTA that may create additional issues and/or service gaps and identify any necessary changes in policy or additional services that may be required to create a public transit system to best serve the needs of ALL Chester County residents.

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