Waiting for the SEPTA bus is about to go digital.
Mayor Nutter announced that Philadelphia would be doubling the amount of bus shelters around the city, and eventually upgrading all of them with GPS systems that would notify riders when their bus will arrive, according to KYW News Radio.
Pretty sweet, right?
Nutter’s plan proposes that all 300 current shelters eventually be replaced with newer ones equipped with better seating and lighting.
250 new shelters would also be added to stops that currently don’t have any, said SEPTA.
The kicker? The upgrade shouldn't cost Philly a dime -- ad revenue from the shelters will take care of the cost.
A shelter near you could be upgraded and/or built as early as next spring, so you can get cozy on a new seat, read with the help of new lighting, keep an eye on when the bus will be coming and eventually ride out in style.