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Read about SEPTA's big bus network redesign initiative, and want to help advocate for better, more frequent bus service? Join our new Transit Committee.
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Thursday, August 2, 8:00 am
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Regardless of any specific routing changes SEPTA pursues, there are a number of systemwide policies that must be revised and renewed to make the bus reorganization work. Foremost among them is the need to eliminate the $1.00 transfer fee in favor of a free-transfer time window. Making it more attractive to transfer between buses and trains can enable the elimination of costly duplicative routes with low productivity, and the strengthening of higher-ridership routes with more frequency. Help build support for this initiative by signing and sharing our free transfers petition, or by joining our new Transit Committee.
Mural Arts is hiring a Director of Communications and Brand Management
Amtrak is hiring a Senior Architect
The Parking Authority is hiring a Residential Permit Parking Supervisor
The City's Commerce Department is hiring a Manager of Corridor Development
The Vision Zero Network is hiring a Policy and Communications Director
PIDC is hiring a Director for Navy Yard Leasing and Business Development
Mt. Vernon Manor CDC is hiring a Community Development Associate
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