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Public Transportation & The Environment

SEPTA is a major sustainability solution contributing to the environmental, social, and economic viability of the region.

A bus with just 7 passengers is more fuel-efficient; a full bus is 6 times more efficient; a full train is 15 times more efficient as compared to the average car

If 1 in 10 Americans used public transportation regularly, U.S. reliance on foreign oil could be cut by more than 40%. Public transit produces 95% LESS CO per passenger mile than private vehicles

SEPTA's diesel-only powered vehicles emit just 3.5% of regional CO emissions while gas powered cars give off 63%

The SEPTA Clean Fuel Bus Program

Building one of the nation's largest fleet with 460 Hybrid-Electric Buses replacing Diesel Buses

Hybrid fleet will serve Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia Counties

40 Hybrid Buses purchased as part of Stimulus Program

Hybrid buses refresh their own battery banks using the normally wasted energy of braking

Hybrid buses enable SEPTA to significantly reduce engine exhaust emissions and increase fuel economy

Quietly Riding Into The Future

Benefits Of Hybrid Buses To SEPTA & The Environment

14% improved fuel consumption

Batteries provide acceleration and climbing power

56% decrease in nitrogen oxide, an ozone precursor

96% decrease in particulate matter