Mass Transit

(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.


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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.


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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.


(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.


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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.


(The Pa. Senate Transportation Committee, on May 7th.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Pa. Senate Committee Approves Transportation Funding Beyond Corbett’s Request

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.


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Mass Transit Advocate Is Mostly Upbeat on SEPTA’s Fare/Payment Overhaul

“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.


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NJ Transit Preparing For Winter Weather

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.


Firefighters douse a warehouse fire, while inspectors check the structural integrity of SEPTA’s Market-Frankford El. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Elevated Service Restored After Philadelphia Warehouse Fire

The fire at Front and Girard affected SEPTA service on the Market-Frankford El and the Route 15 trolley. One firefighter was injured.



SEPTA And Transit Cops Union Back At The Bargaining Table

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 Warns Subway Riders About Increase In Smart Phone Thefts

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.



PennDot Sec: Rural Roads Subsidized More Than Mass Transit

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.


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

SEPTA To Suspend Sunday AM Service Due To Irene; City Opening Shelters

SEPTA will cease all operations early Sunday morning because of dangers posed to commuters and workers by Hurricane Irene.


Amtrak Back On Schedule After Three Days Of Power Problems

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.


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SEPTA Adds Real-Time And Mobile Updates To Its Web Site

SEPTA bus and trolley riders have new options when it comes to service updates and accessing schedules.