Roosevelt Blvd Subway - Council Hearing

The Committee on Transportation and Public Utilities of the Council of the City of Philadelphia will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, at 1:00 PM, in a remote manner using Microsoft® Teams. This remote hearing may be viewed on Xfinity Channel 64, Fios Channel 40 or, to hear testimony on the following items:

230533 - Resolution authorizing the Committee on Transportation and Public Utilities to hold public hearings to examine the impacts of and funding alternatives for an extension of the existing Broad Street Subway Line into the underserved Northeast along the Roosevelt Boulevard.

Speakers interested in giving testimony on any of these legislative matters must call 215-686-3412 ext. 8, or send an e-mail to [email protected] by 3 p.m. the day before the hearing and submit the following information:

  • Full name
  • Callback telephone number where you can be reached
  • Identify the resolution number that will be addressed

Click here for a pre-filled email.

Speakers who submitted the above information within the required time frame will be telephoned during the public hearing and invited to the remote hearing. They will be given additional instructions by the Committee Chair once they are connected.


Note: Testimony is better if it's written beforehand, and resonates better if you give a personal story & how you would benefit.
Comments are typically limited to 2-minutes (approximately 300 words) -- make it short and sweet.

Talking Points

The Boulevard Subway would improve the quality of life of hundreds of thousands of Philadelphians by:

  • Providing affordable and direct connections to jobs in Center City and Northeast Philly
  • Improving equity by closing the gap in transit access across race and income
  • Relieving traffic congestion and shorten commute times
  • Enhancing pedestrian safety through a safer roadway design with buried lanes of traffic
  • Fighting climate change and improving local air quality
  • Growing the economic impact of the region through transit-oriented commercial and residential development
  • Creating local construction jobs

According to a 2003 study, the subway line would attract 124,500 daily riders and divert 83,300 daily trips from cars to transit. A trip between the Far Northeast and City Hall that’s currently 60 minutes would be cut to 32 minutes. 

For more talking points, visit our Blvd Subway Petition Page.


Will you come?