Philadelphia Civic - Services - Transport - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Philadelphia offers a wide variety of transit options; part of transit-rich northeastern corridor from DC to NYC and Boston; Philadelphia transit points of interest include 30th Street Station (just west of the Shuykill River on Market St) served by Amtrak, NJTransit, and nearby SEPTA; on the east side of the river: City Hall (at Market St and Broad), Suburban Station (just west of City Hall), Market East Station (near 11th) and nearby Greyhound bus terminal; the PATCO line to New Jersey starts about six blocks south of City Hall and goes east, crossing Market at 8th; east of downtown, on the Delaware River: the ferry and cruise ship terminals
  • PHL Airport: Philadelphia International Airport; located about 10 km southwest from downtown; owned by the City of Philadelphia, operated by the Department of Commerce's Division of Aviation; part of the Philadelphia Airport System; for transportation from the PHL airport to downtown, see the SEPTA R1 (regional rail) route
  • PNE Airport: Northeast Philadelphia Airport; located about 18 km northeast of downtown; owned by the City of Philadelphia, operated by the Department of Commerce's Division of Aviation; part of the Philadelphia Airport System
  • DRPA: Delaware River Port Authority of Pennsylvania and New Jersey; regional transportation and economic development agency serving Southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey; owns and operates the Benjamin Franklin, Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry, and Betsy Ross bridges; subsidiary Port Authority Transit Corporation (PACTO) rail transit; RiverLink Ferry, Philadelphia Cruise Terminal @ Pier 1, and the AmeriPort Intermodal Rail Center
  • Bicycles: Bicycle Network; city-wide network of bike-friendly streets to serve bicyclists as part of a comprehensive program which gives full recognition to the bicycle as a viable mode of transportation
  • Car Free: Possible in Philadelphia; with good walkability and extensive transit systems, you could easily live without a car in Philadelphia
  • Car Sharing: Avoid owning a car; be car-free as much as possible, but keep the idea that you can rent or borrow a car only when you need it--for a big project or trip to far-out areas, for example
  • RiverLink: River ferry system; connects Philadelphia (Penn's Landing ferry terminal) and Camden (Wiggins Park ferry terminal)
  • SEPTA: The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority; commuter rail, bus, subway, elevated, and trolley services in the Philadelphia area; private company 2003 sales $420 million
  • Phlash: Philly Phlash purple trolley; connects Center City attractions and hotels; connections to SEPTA and PATCO rail
  • Amtrak: Amtrak passenger train service; from Philadelphia's 30th Street Station; train service to destinations around the region and USA
  • The EL: reconstruction of the Market-Frankford El; part of the approximately 74 kilometers of subway and elevated system operated by SEPTA
  • PATCO: Port Authority Transit Corporation, run by the Delaware River Port Authority of Pennsylvania and New Jersey; operates the Speedline running from Center City Philadelphia to the Delaware River waterfront
  • Port: Port of Philadelphia
  • NJTransit: New Jersey Transit; connects with SEPTA at 30th St station and Philadelphia bus terminal
  • Greyhound: National, commercial bus transit company; offers connections throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico
  • GotoBus: Bus reservation system; buses connecting many cities including Philadelphia
  • Peter Pan: Regional, commercial bus transit company; offers connections from DC to northeast cities including Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, and Boston
  • Martz: Martz Trailways bus; serves Philadelphia
  • DART1st: DART First State, Delaware's Bus, Train, & Intermodal Transportation Provider; connects with SEPTA transit lines
  • DART Doylestown: Doylestown Area Regional Transit; Bucks County, Pennsylvania; connects with SEPTA R-5 train and Route 55 bus
  • Riverline: NJTransit rail, light rail, and bus; connects NJ destinations to Camden, across the Delaware river from Philadelphia
  • SJTA: South Jersey Transportation Authority; transit services to Camden, just across the Delaware River from Philadelphia
  • PA Turnpike: Toll highway system; connects Philadelphia with state and interstate highways
  • NJ Turnpike: Toll highway system; across the Delaware River in New Jersey
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