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Mass Transit

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SEPTA And Its Unions Make Significant Progress, Discuss Possible Two-year Contract

Thousands of commuters are affected by what happens between Friday and Sunday night between SEPTA and its largest union.

04/04/2014

(A Patco train crosses the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.  File photo by KYW's John Ostapkovich)

PATCO Changes Repair Schedule To Ease High Speed Line Delays

Officials are changing their plans for delaying service over the Ben Franklin Bridge as track replacement work goes on. Those changes take effect today.

03/21/2014

(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

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SEPTA To Unveil ‘Mobile Museum’ Bus On Sunday

In honor of the Philadelphia Flower Show and with the help of some local children, SEPTA has beautified one of its buses.

02/28/2014

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Yet Another Snowfall Causes Delays, Accidents Around The Region

Heavy snowfall is causing major delays and disruptions around the region.

02/03/2014

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Commuters And Travelers Can Expect Snow-related Delays

With more than a foot of snow covering the ground, commuters should be prepared for delays on Wednesday.

01/22/2014

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Snow Forces Some Mass Transit Systems To Modify Service Schedules For Wednesday

The winter storm that pummeled the Delaware Valley on Tuesday has prompted mass transit systems to modify their service schedules and make accommodations for commuters for tomorrow morning.

01/21/2014

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Cold Wreaks Havoc On Mass Transit

As a polar vortex blankets the Delaware Valley in a deep freeze, record low temperatures are having a major effect on transportation, this morning.

01/07/2014

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett addresses reporters after the House passed a transportation funding bill. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

2013 IN REVIEW: Pennsylvania Transportation Funding Approved At Last

The Pennsylvania state legislature’s approval of major new funding for roads, bridges, and mass transit was one of the major stories of 2013.

12/31/2013

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American Cities With The Best Public Transportation Systems

One of the best ways to cut down on our carbon footprint is to use mass transportation, which of course is much easier to do when cities offer convenient transit options. Find out which American cities have the best public mass transportation systems and how they have been recognized.

12/17/2013

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

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

I just want to go home,” said one woman who had been waiting for a Route 2 bus for more than 30 minutes.

12/10/2013

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Pollster: Transit Win Will Help Corbett

Will the passage of transportation funding actually help the poll-challenged governor? Franklin and Marshall College pollster and political analyst Terry Madonna believes it will.

11/24/2013

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As SEPTA Fare Hikes Take Effect, Transit Agency Looks Beyond Tokens

This will be the last price increase ever for tokens. That’s because by this time next year, Septa predicts, there will be no more tokens.

07/01/2013

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

Pa. Senate Approves $1.8B Transportation Funding Measure

The state senate approved a plan that would lift a cap on wholesale gasoline taxes and would increase vehicle fees and fines for moving violation.

06/05/2013

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Panel Tells Transit Conference That Public Wants Better Rail Systems, Despite Cost

Septa general manager Joe Casey says the transit agency need about $5 billion in repairs and upgrades.

06/03/2013

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