Official Web site of SEPTA.
In 1968, the Southeastern Pennsylania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) became responsible for all public transportation in the city of Philadelphia, acquiring the Philadelphia Transportation Co. Several streetcar and trolleybus lines continue to operate.
In 1970, SEPTA expanded into the suburbs, by acquiring the Philadelphia Suburban Transportation Co. (Red Arrow Lines). And in 1976, SEPTA acquired Schuylkill Valley Lines, Inc.
STREET RAILWAY COMPANIES
Many individual streetcar companies were eventually consolidated into fewer larger companies, prior to the introduction of buses.
TRANSIT ROUTES - PAST AND PRESENT
How the electric railways and private bus companies evolved into today's bus and rail system in the Philadelphia area.
Map showing connecting electric railways of the past, allowing for continuous journeys beyond Philadelphia into southeastern Pennsylvania.
Zoomable Google Maps show locations of present transit facilities. Satellite views are also available.
Philadelphia Trolley Tracks
Philadelphia Transit Vehicles
SEPTA Bus Roster Page
Jon Bell's Rail Transit Pages/Philadelphia
Information from various sources, including various issues of the magazine "Motor Coach Age", the Poor's and the Moody investment manuals, and the books "Trains, Trolleys & Transit - A Guide to Philadelphia Area Rail Transit", by Gerry Williams, "Red Arrow - The First Hundred Years 1848-1948", by Ronald DeGraw, "Surface Cars of Philadelphia 1911-1965", by Harold E. Cox, and "The Trolley And Interurban Directory", by Joseph Gross.
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