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(A Septa Regional Rail train.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Presidential Board Findings Support Septa In Regional Rails Labor Dispute

The Presidential Emergency Board found that SEPTA is correct in insisting that pay raises for the Regional Rail engineers and electricians follow the same pattern as raises for subway and bus operators.

07/15/2014

(A Septa regional rail train.  File photo)

2 Unions Authorize Strikes Against SEPTA Regional Rails

The unions have been working without a contract for four years, and mediation officially failed last month, triggering a 30-day cooling-off period.

06/05/2014

(Surveillance video image)

Septa Officials Delighted When Passengers Don’t Ignore Transit Crimes

SEPTA tries to enlist the public’s help with ongoing safety campaigns, safety blitzes at transit hubs, and the new “Look Up, Speak Up” ads. In Monday’s attack on an officer, passengers stepped in to help.

03/18/2014

(FIle photo by KYW's Mike DeNardo)

SEPTA Thinks Transit Strike Unlikely When Drivers’ Contract Expires Next Week

Transport Workers Union Local 234 represents 5,200 workers in Septa’s City Division — including bus, subway, and trolley operators.

03/07/2014

(A tow truck attempts to free a Septa bus from the snow in center city Philadelphia.  File photo by Ed Fischer)

SEPTA Hopes To Avert Systemwide Shutdown; Says All Services Experiencing Major Delays

SEPTA officials, right up to general manager Joe Casey, are monitoring reports from the field on equipment and vehicle problems as the snow accumulates.

01/21/2014

(Septa has installed tamper-resistant covers over some of its copper switches and similar equipment.  Photo provided by Septa)

SEPTA, PATCO Dealing With Surge of Copper Thefts From Rail Lines

It’s becoming a chronic problem, causing occasional train delays, and officials say they’re taking steps to stop it.

09/17/2013

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