SEPTA Bus Route Roundtable

Rethinking Transit is the title of a stakeholder roundtable concerning the potential revision of the SEPTA bus route structure and service levels.  Sponsored by Philadelphia Media Network (parent corporation of The Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News and, the public is invited to participate in providing feedback at this event.

The event will be held at the Free Library of Philadelphia Main Branch (1901 Vine Street) on October 2nd, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.   More information (including tickets for public participation) is available at:

Volunteers Wanted

If you are a member of the National Railway Historical Society or any of its local chapters, and have time during the middle of the week, the WEDNESDAY REGULARS are looking for you.

if you want to do computerized research about railway history, contact Les Dean at

To access chapter information as well as over 20 railroad publications, call Burt Eisenberg at 267-312-4702.  Call Monday or Tuesday to set up an appointment at the DVARP/NRHS office at 1601 Walnut Street, Suite 1129 in Center City Philadelphia.


April 9, 2015 has been designated National Transportation Infrastructure Day.  DVARP has joined a coalition of business, labor organizations, community groups and transportation advocates for all modes urge Congress to enact a long-term sustainable funded authorization of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (P.L. 112-141).  On Thursday, April 9 at 9:00 A.M. we will join a rally at Dilworth Park, adjacent City Hall in Philadelphia.

DVARP to host NARP Regional Meeting on March 28

The Delaware Valley Association of Rail Passengers (DVARP) will host the 2015 Tri-State Meeting (DE, NJ, PA) of NARP on Saturday, March 28, 2015.  The meeting will take place at the Friends Center, 15th and Cherry Streets, in Philadelphia, which is one block north of SEPTA’s Suburban Station.  SEPTA will accept Amtrak tickets on regional rail trains from 30th Street Station.  Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. with the meeting running from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to be followed by a tour.  NARP President Emeritus Ross Capon; Amishi Castelli from the Volpe Group and Ruby Siegal from AECOM; and Byron Comati from Strategic Planning at SEPTA will address the meeting.  The price of admission, which includes refreshments, a buffet lunch, and a tour, is $35 if received by March 25, and $40 at the door.