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(A poster in the Pattison Avenue station of the Broad Street subway announces resumption of late-night weekend service, starting this month.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Septa to Revive After-Midnight Weekend Subway Service During Summer

Septa has decided to bring back 24-hour weekend service on the Market-Frankford and Broad Street lines.

06/03/2014

(Septa system safety director Scott Sauer, left, listens as Septa GM Joe Casey urges commuters to ride carefully.  Photo by Justin Udo)

Septa Urges Commuters To Be Careful Near Bus, Rail Facilities

This year, the transit agency’s Safety Awareness Day event puts a focus on the dangers of distracted commuting.

05/21/2014

(Septa GM Joe Casey, in 2011 file photo by KYW's Tony Hanson.)

SEPTA Officials in DC For Transit Confab, Congressional Lobbying

“We’re carrying about 340 million trips, which is about 14 percent higher over the last seven years,” says Septa GM Joe Casey.

03/10/2014

(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

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SEPTA Wants $40M Subway Concourse Makeover

SEPTA GM Joe Casey says it’s more than cleaning up. It’s installing cameras and better lighting and possibly getting retail development.

12/15/2013

(Mayor Nutter, center, leads the ribbon cutting for the new Paseo Verde apartments in North Philadelphia.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

New North Philly Apartment Complex Is Model In Many Ways

The new affordable housing development is the nation’s first LEED-ND “plantinum” development, representing $48 million in federal tax credits and private investment.

12/03/2013

SEPTA previously said that without adequate funding, its Media-Elwyn line would be eliminated by 2015. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

SEPTA Boss Urging Pa. Lawmakers To Try Again On Transit Funding Deal

SEPTA leaders haven’t given up hope the state House will pass a transportation funding bill this session.

11/19/2013

(At 30th Street Station in West Philadelphia, US Sen. Bob Casey is flanked by Septa GM Joe Casey, left, and Montgomery  County commissioner Josh Shapiro.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

US Sen. Bob Casey Says He’ll Keep Spotlight on SEPTA’s Funding Needs

At 30th Street Station, US Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) said he’ll urge his colleagues to lock in long-term funding for transportation.

09/16/2013

(A Septa Regional Rail train pulls into the Market East station.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

SEPTA Warns of Cascading Cutbacks as State Funding Runs Out

Septa says it needs $6.5 billion over the next ten years to improve crumbling railroad bridges, outdated rail cars, and substations that are 80 years old.

09/12/2013

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SEPTA Receives Funding To Help Passengers Move More Efficiently In Bucks County

A federal grant will help SEPTA move forward with a two-year project designed to alleviate congestion on the tracks in parts of Bucks County.

09/05/2013

(Mayor Nutter listens as Septa GM Joe Casey outlines service resumptions.  Credit: CBS3)

Much Of SEPTA Service Resumed, Except Regional Rails

SEPTA announced that much of its transportation system resumed service Tuesday afternoon and Regional Rail service will resume operations Wednesday morning.

10/30/2012

(Mayor Nutter, at lectern, is surrounded by city and regional officials as he announces that city government will be shut down for a second day on Tuesday.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Public Schools, City Government Closed Again Tuesday

SEPTA will remain out of service on Tuesday morning. Officials say it will take eight hours after the storm passes to make sure things aren’t damaged.

10/29/2012

(SEPTA's Locomotive No. 50.   Credit: SEPTA)

Feds Chip In To Help A Wayne Junction Locomotive Clean Up Its Act

SEPTA is upgrading a switching locomotive at Wayne Junction that services its trains, with the help of a $1.2-million EPA grant to reduce diesel air pollution and improve air quality.

12/08/2011

(The Bridgeport Viaduct, in 2011.  Photo provided by Septa)

US Transportation Secretary Says Jobs Bill Will Help SEPTA’s Infrastructure

Secretary Ray LaHood, accompanied by officials from SEPTA, stood near the Bridgeport Viaduct in Montgomery County — which carries the Norristown High Speed Line over the Schuylkill River — and urged lawmakers to put aside politics.

11/03/2011