Report advises SEPTA on student ridership

    Longer hours, extended student passes and increased security presence are among the suggestions the Youth Advisory Council has for SEPTA.

    YAC’s report highlights a disconnect between SEPTA and its high school- and college-aged riders.


    NewsWorks partner PlanPhilly talked with University of Pennsylvania student and YAC chairman Phil Dawson about what the group wants to see from SEPTA.

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    Though some aspects of the report call for action — like extending student passes until 8 p.m. for those who have after school jobs — others request better promotion of services. Most students, the report says, don’t know about the 24-hour Night Owl service that serves Market-Frankford and Broad Street line riders.

    The YAC wll also meet to discuss needs of suburban student riders.

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