Key Components


Improved bus service and better connections


Improved pedestrian crossings and access to public transportation


Consistent and dependable travel times


Integrated bicycle facilities


Broader economic development opportunities, resulting in job creation


Analyze Data and Existing Conditions

2015 - 2018

October 2016 Public Workshops

October 25-27

Join the discussion about short-term and long-term ideas for improving Roosevelt Boulevard!

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Workshop #1

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Waterfall Room, 2791 Southampton Road, Philadelphia, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Discuss ideas for solutions on the Boulevard, between Pennypack Park and the Neshaminy Mall

Served by SEPTA bus routes 1, 14, and 84

Spanish and Russian interpretation available

Workshop #2

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Regal Ballroom, 5411 Oxford Avenue, Philadelphia, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Discuss ideas for solutions on the Boulevard, between Pratt Street and Pennypack Park

Served by SEPTA bus routes R, 1, 8, 19, 24, 59 & 67

Chinese and Spanish interpretation available

Workshop #3

Thursday, October 27, 2016
Little Flower High School, 1000 W. Lycoming Street, Philadelphia, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Discuss ideas for solutions on the Boulevard, between Pratt Street and Broad Street

Served by SEPTA bus routes R, 4, 16, 53, 56 & Broad Street Line (Hunting Park)

Spanish and Chinese interpretation available

Explore & Analyze Economic Development Opportunities

Fall 2016

Develop 2025 Interim Year Alternatives

Fall / Winter 2016

Spring / Summer 2017 Public Forums

Locations & Times TBD

2025 Interim Year Alternatives Presentation

Develop 2040 Long-Range Alternatives

Fall 2017

Spring 2018 Public Forums

Locations & Times TBD

2040 Long-Range Alternatives Presentation

Finalize Alternatives into Recommendations

Spring 2018

Develop Implementation Strategy

Open Houses

Summer / Fall 2018

Share Final Recommendations

Funding Agencies


The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation maintains the Boulevard and has been actively engaged with stakeholders and communities to improve the route’s safety for all modes. Regional PennDOT information can be found on the District 6 page.



SEPTA is responsible for service along, as well as connecting service to the Boulevard, and is directly involved in planning efforts to provide more efficient bus service with improvements in frequency and shorter trip times for all users.


The Roosevelt Boulevard “Route for Change” Program is primarily funded by a USDOT TIGER planning grant, with additional funds from the City of Philadelphia, PennDOT, and SEPTA.