The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority is one of the largest transit systems in the United States, serving five counties in the Greater Philadelphia area and connecting to transit systems in Delaware and New Jersey. Its services include regional rail, buses, trolleys, subway and a high-speed line to western suburbs.

SEPTA, created by the Pennsylvania legislature in 1963, began operations in 1964. Many of its services and facilities date back further — as far as the early 20th century — and became part of SEPTA through other transportation companies and organizations absorbed during the authority’s first decades.

A general manager oversees day-to-day operations. SEPTA is governed by a 15-member board whose members are appointed by city, county and state officials.

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Rail Subcommittee | closed to the public


Tuesday, March 5, 2024

5:30 p.m. EST

Transit Subcommittee | closed to the public


Tuesday, March 19, 2024

5:30 p.m. EDT

SEPTA Committee Meeting


Thursday, March 21, 2024

12:00 p.m. EDT

SEPTA Board Regular Meeting


Thursday, March 28, 2024

3:00 p.m. EDT