Philly Phlash is back up and running

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The Phlash bus makes stops at 20 Philadelphia attractions. (Tom MacDonald/WHYY)

The Phlash bus makes stops at 20 Philadelphia attractions. (Tom MacDonald/WHYY)

Philadelphia’s Phlash, the bus loop designed to transport visitors to the city’s tourist attractions, is back in business.

Jim Cuorato of the Philadelphia Visitor Center said the downtown loop is running for the seventh year so people have an affordable way to visit everything from Penns Landing to Independence Hall to the Philadelphia Museum of Art to the Please Touch Museum.

“It makes 20 stops at all of Philadelphia’s major attractions, it’s a wonderful visitor amenity,” he said. “We constantly get terrific feedback from our visitors about how much they enjoy the fact that they can get tickets to our attractions, and then they have a low-cost, convenient way to get there.”

The Phlash is being deployed earlier than usual this year, Cuorato said.

“We had a great year last year, and, from a revenue standpoint, we were able to add some days in 2016,” he said. “It’s been my goal to expand the season and run as frequently as possible.”

The fare is $2 one-way, $5 for the day.  Phlash will run every 15 minutes weekends through May 1; seven days a week through Labor Day; and then weekends until the holidays.

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