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.
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.
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.
Septa general manager Joe Casey says the transit agency need about $5 billion in repairs and upgrades.
The measure approved by the committee would, among other things, lift a cap on wholesale gasoline prices at a faster rate than the governor has proposed.
“Nobody wants to have to pay that, but the numbers are in line with inflation, (or) a little bit higher,” said Matthew Mitchell, president of the Delaware Valley Association of Rail Passengers.
Starting at 1 p.m. on Dec. 26th, the transportation system is offering full-system cross-honoring, which means that customers who take a bus, for example, can use their bus pass to take the train.
The fire at Front and Girard affected SEPTA service on the Market-Frankford El and the Route 15 trolley. One firefighter was injured.
Negotiating teams for both SEPTA and the union representing transit cops met for two hours on Wednesday, but so far no agreement has been reached.
SEPTA is reminding subway riders to be smart about smart phones. Transit officials say there is a dramatic increase of thieves snatching the phones right out of people’s hands.
Responding to a complaint that mass transit in Pennsylvania’s urban areas is too heavily supported with state dollars, the state transportation secretary says motorists in those urban areas also subsidize roads in rural areas – and at a higher rate.
SEPTA will cease all operations early Sunday morning because of dangers posed to commuters and workers by Hurricane Irene.
Amtrak is back up and running on a normal schedule this morning after three straight days of delays because of low-voltage along the Northeast Corridor.
SEPTA bus and trolley riders have new options when it comes to service updates and accessing schedules.
This first report by the think tank Brookings finds low-income Philadelphians have good access to mass transit, but not all of those residents have access to lines that will get them to a job.