Eyewitness News has learned there have been 152 assaults against SEPTA bus drivers since 2009, 100 of them were forced to take off from work, as a result of their injuries.
A Pennsylvania Senate bill introduced last fall would include bus drivers with police and firefighters in a protected class. The bill would upgrade assaults against them immediately to aggravated assault, which is a felony.
Septa is one of 17 rail and mass transit agencies nationwide to earn the “Gold Standard” rating on a security assesment program administered by the TSA.
Philadelphia police are investigating a serious crash that involved a SEPTA bus early Tuesday morning.
Two Philadelphia police officers and an unidentified woman are hospitalized and under treatment for injuries suffered in an early morning accident on North Broad Street in North Philadelphia.
Philadelphia police are searching for two suspects who robbed and shot a man in the head moments after he got off a SEPTA bus early Tuesday morning.
A child was struck by a SEPTA bus in the Oxford Circle section of Philadelphia Tuesday.
A teenager was taken to the hospital after being struck by a car in Northeast Philadelphia late Thursday evening.
A man died after being struck by a SEPTA bus in Northeast Philadelphia early Thursday morning.
Police are searching for the suspects involved in the attempted murder of a SEPTA bus passenger Saturday evening.
A female postal worker pinned underneath a SEPTA bus after being hit in West Philadelphia Friday evening.
Five people were injured after a SEPTA bus and a car collided in North Philadelphia early Wednesday morning.
Philadelphia Police say an elderly woman was killed when she was struck by a route 33 SEPTA bus in North Philadelphia Thursday evening.