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SEPTA Expands Local Bus Schedule

A SEPTA bus awaits passengers in Norristown.

SEPTA bus awaits riders in Norristown.

Public transit riders who rely on the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s (SEPTA) Route 93 bus as it crosses the length of Sanatoga have new reasons to smile this month. SEPTA added runs to the route’s schedule.

Specifically, the 93 bus – which travels hourly along Ridge Pike from the Norristown (PA) Transportation Center to the Montgomery County Community College campus in Pottstown, and then returns – expanded its schedule on Sunday and holiday nights. A SEPTA press release said the additions, along with those on other routes, “address issues of overcrowding, assist growing employment for retail and residential markets, and provide service for passengers who … (work) unconventional job hours.” The change took effect Aug. 31.

SEPTA also launched a new bus service, Route 139, that runs hourly between the Philadelphia Premium Outlets at the Sanatoga interchange of U.S. Route 422 and the shopping mall transit center in King of Prussia.

Route 139 takes a twisting path through Limerick, Royersford, Phoenixville, Valley Forge and King of Prussia PA, and stops at many shopping centers on the way.  It starts later and ends earlier than the Route 93 schedule. At the Sanatoga end, riders can take Pottstown borough buses into Sanatoga or beyond.

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