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SEPTA BOARD APPROVES DISCONTINUANCE OF BUS ROUTE 203 SERVICE

 SEPTA BOARD APPROVES DISCONTINUANCE OF BUS ROUTE 203 SERVICE
 PHILADELPHIA, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The SEPTA Board today approved a proposal to discontinue service on bus Route 203 because of light ridership, SEPTA announced.
 SEPTA said that service on the bus route will be discontinued on July 10.
 Route 203 operates on weekdays, connecting SEPTA's Pennbrook Station on the Lansdale-Doylestown segment of Regional Rail Route R5 with the Ford Electronics Plant in Worcester Township and Merck Pharmaceuticals in West Point Township.
 The route currently carries only 35 riders per day on 18 weekday trips, which is about a third of the ridership expected when service began on the route on August 5, 1991. Ford and Merck have been providing funding for the route but have now decided not to cover the $64,200 yearly deficit (based on current ridership) in the future. Operating deficits of the "200 series" routes are normally funded by private sources which eliminates the need for additional public subsidy.
 A public hearing concerning the discontinuance of Route 203 service was held on May 22 in Lansdale.
 SEPTA will continue to operate five other "200 series" bus routes which serve as "rubber tired" extensions of regional rail lines.
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