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.

    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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