RJ White, Manager of Media Relations & Interactive Marketing
CENTER CITY PHLASH BUS ROUTE REVISED FOR JULY 4 FESTIVITIES
(July 1, 2009) – The PHLASH Center City trolley loop will be following a slightly different route on Saturday, July 4th in order to accommodate Independence Day festivities in Center City. The service will not operate on Market or Chestnut streets between 8th Street and Penn’s Landing, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. During this time, the PHLASH buses will begin at Franklin Square, go down 6th Street to Arch Street, Arch to 10th Street, then south on 10th to Market, where they will then follow the normal route. Signs along the route will mark the temporary change.
Once the 4th of July parade is finished, the PHLASH buses will run on their regular route until the service is finished for the day, at 6 p.m.
The distinctive purple PHLASH trolleys connect 27 key Center City visitor locations in a loop from Penn’s Landing to the Centennial District in Fairmount Park. The fare is only $2 dollars each time you board. All-day and family passes are also available and SEPTA’s One Day Independence Passes ($10) and One Day Family Independence Passes ($25) and SEPTA TransPasses and TrailPasses can also be used for an unlimited number of trips on the PHLASH trolleys, as well as on subways, buses, trolleys and trains throughout the region.
For full details on fares, a list of Center City stops and park & ride discounts, visit www.phillyphlash.com.
Central Philadelphia Transportation Management Association (CPTMA) is a non-profit organization seeking to enhance Center City Philadelphia as a premier place to live, work, study and visit by improving mobility throughout the downtown. Working with public- and private-sector partners, CPTMA helps reduce traffic congestion, promotes the use of public transit, improves opportunities for pedestrians and bicyclists and serves as an information resource on transportation issues affecting Center City.