Richard Maloney

(The beach at Caneel Bay, St. John, Virgin Islands.  Photo by Richard Maloney)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: The Caribbean in the Off Season

There’s a magnetic lure to the Caribbean: lazy days, perhaps sailing over coral waters under a blue sky. Or maybe zoning out at a beach bar. In summer, the prices plunge.


View the site of the Three Mile Island nuclear plant 28 March 1979. The Governor of Pennsylvania ordered the evacuation of the site after nuclear activity was detected following an accident at the Nuclear plant (background). (Photo credit should read AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

KYW Flashback: Horrible Nuclear Mishap Makes History In Pa.

It may be the most important story covered in 50 years at KYW Newsradio.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/27/2015

(Richard Maloney, the former KYW Newsradio reporter and military veteran, visits the US Navy submarine base at New London, Conn.   File photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Memories of Military Service

Many US military veterans make pilgrimages to the places where they once served. Some are surprised to see how much things have changed.


(File photo by Timothy McLaughlin)

SEPTA Says Gender Stickers Will Go Away When New Fare System Arrives

SEPTA says that by the end of 2013 it will no longer require a customer’s gender to be pasted onto a Transpass at purchase time in the form of a sticker. So why not just drop the gender stickers now?


(Striking SEPTA police officers, members of the Fraternal Order of Transit Police, outside a SEPTA subway entrance at 15th and Market Streets.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

SEPTA Transit Police Go On Strike Without Warning

Officers with SEPTA’s transit police have gone on strike following a stalemate in negotiations regarding a new contract.


(A Broad Street subway train.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Unlike NYC, SEPTA Doesn’t Plan On Making Arrests For Etiquette Violations

Subway passengers in New York City have faced jail time or worse for breaking the train’s etiquette rules according to recent article in the New York Times. But could that happen here in Philadelphia? A SEPTA spokesman says no.


(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.


(Credit: Paul Gluck)

SEPTA Explains Its ‘Reserved’ Front-Row Seats In New Regional Rail Cars

Riders on SEPTA’s Silverliner V regional rail cars may wonder why two perfectly good seats at the front of the new cars are roped off with yellow tape.


(Members of "Philly RAGE" meet today with an unidentified SEPTA official at SEPTA headquarters in center city Philadelphia.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Group Circulates Petitions To Get Gender Stickers Removed From SEPTA Passes

A grassroots transgender group has kicked off a petition campaign urge the public to take a stand against SEPTA’s gender stickers on transit passes.


(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.



SEPTA Ridership Up 4%, Highest Volume Since 1989

SEPTA riders in the fiscal year that ended June 30th took an extra 13 million trips over the previous year. That’s a four-percent increase which puts the total number of trips in the year at 334 million — the highest since 1989.


file (credit: KYW's John Ostapkovich)

Report Finds A Mixed Bag Mass Transit Commuters

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.


file photo (by KYW's Al Novack)

SEPTA Wants Feedback On Proposed High-Tech Payment System

SEPTA is hitting the road to ask riders what they think about a new system for collecting fares.


SEPTA's budget problems have put upgrade and repair projects on hold.

SEPTA Budget Leaves Little Money For Repairs

SEPTA riders are not being asked to dole out for higher fares in the coming year, but the transit agency is warning that it is quickly running out of cash for station and equipment repairs and upgrades.


(Reporters cover Pres. Jimmy Carter's visit to the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in 1979.  File photo)

Missteps In Japan Recall Pennsylvania’s 1979 Nuclear Accident

The nuclear disaster unfolding in Japan is bringing back bad memories for some of the people involved in a similar accident 32 years ago, at Three Mile Island, in central Pennsylvania.