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Philadelphia Mass Transit Riders Shiver in the Snow and Bear the Wait

(Once the snow subsided, temperatures began to fall, creating more discomfort for waiting bus riders.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

(Once the snow subsided, temperatures began to fall, creating more discomfort for waiting bus riders. Photo by Cherri Gregg)

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Cherri Gregg is the community affairs reporter for KYW Newsr...
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By Cherri Gregg

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Cold, wet snow can muck up your commute if you’re driving.   But for those on foot or at bus stops across the city, it was more of a waiting game today.

So what’s the worst part about the snow for Madeline, who works at 16th and Spring Garden Streets and catches the Route 2 bus several times a week?

“This wait right here. I just want to go home,” she said.

Madeline said the number 2 bus usually the bus comes every eight minutes, but today she had been waiting 30 minutes already.

Across town, near 12th and Market, a cluster of women who had been waiting more than a half-hour kept peeping past the cars on 12th Street, looking for the 23 bus.

“I think I see one coming…,” said one woman, hopefully.

And a block away, for riders waiting for the number 17 bus, there was no wait at all.

“I missed one,” said one woman, “and there’s one coming up the street right now.”

How long had she been waiting?

“About two minutes.”

A compliment to SEPTA.

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