SEPTA’s board held a special meeting Monday in hopes of working out a new labor deal sooner with the two regional rail unions that staged a one-day strike back in June.
Septa has decided to bring back 24-hour weekend service on the Market-Frankford and Broad Street lines.
This year, the transit agency’s Safety Awareness Day event puts a focus on the dangers of distracted commuting.
“We’re carrying about 340 million trips, which is about 14 percent higher over the last seven years,” says Septa GM Joe Casey.
SEPTA officials, right up to general manager Joe Casey, are monitoring reports from the field on equipment and vehicle problems as the snow accumulates.
SEPTA GM Joe Casey says it’s more than cleaning up. It’s installing cameras and better lighting and possibly getting retail development.
The new affordable housing development is the nation’s first LEED-ND “plantinum” development, representing $48 million in federal tax credits and private investment.
SEPTA leaders haven’t given up hope the state House will pass a transportation funding bill this session.
At 30th Street Station, US Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) said he’ll urge his colleagues to lock in long-term funding for transportation.
Septa says it needs $6.5 billion over the next ten years to improve crumbling railroad bridges, outdated rail cars, and substations that are 80 years old.
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.
SEPTA announced that much of its transportation system resumed service Tuesday afternoon and Regional Rail service will resume operations Wednesday morning.
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.
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.
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.