Understanding SEPTA’s Statewide Economic Value

In 2007, the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia (Economy League) and Econsult were commissioned by the William Penn Foundation to evaluate the consequences of underfunding SEPTA on southeastern Pennsylvania and the Commonwealth. Funding solutions were identified and acted upon, however, circumstances have changed once again.  Despite achieving its highest ridership levels in 23 years, SEPTA is confronted with a serious funding shortfall, especially for capital funding required to maintain and improve its infrastructure and system.


The Economy League and  Econsult Solutions have partnered to reexamine SEPTA's role in the Commonwealth's economy and to analyze the value of expanded Commonwealth investment in SEPTA.