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 & Existing/Evolving Conditions


Public Forums – Round #1

April 2016

The Route for Change Program held 5 Open Houses along Roosevelt Boulevard to kick off the Program. Participants learned about the Program and had an opportunity to share their experiences of traveling on The Boulevard to help shape the team's area of focus.

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Public Workshops – Round #2

October 2016

The Route for Change team held 3 interactive public workshops, each focused on a segment of the Boulevard. Participants worked in small groups to discuss areas of concern and learned more about various engineering solutions to improve the area.

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Develop 2025 Interim Year Alternatives

Fall 2016 - Spring 2018

Public Open Houses – Round #3

February 2018

The Route for Change team held 3 public open houses to gather feedback about near term potential improvements to Roosevelt Boulevard.

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Kick-off 2040 Alternatives

Spring 2018

Finalize 2025 Alternatives

Summer 2018

Refine 2040 Alternatives

Summer 2018 - Spring 2019

Public Meetings – Round #4

Late 2018

Public Meetings – Round #5

Spring 2019

Finalize 2040 Alternatives

Spring 2019

Develop 2025 & 2040 Implementation Strategy

Spring 2019 - Summer 2019

Presenting the Program – Open Houses

Summer/Fall 2019

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.