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Philadelphia-area transit agency to pilot late-night on-demand trips

May 5, 2021

Night-shift workers who rely on public transportation in the Philadelphia region will soon have free on-demand access to public transit through a mobile app designed by Via, the transportation software company announced Wednesday.

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority plans to push the service live as a pilot project on May 10 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where residents can use their phones to request pickup along several bus routes. The region is home to many manufacturing businesses and is not very accessible by public transit, SEPTA General Manager Leslie Richards said in a press release.

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