SEPTA has announced Thomas Nestell III will be the new Chief of the SEPTA Transit Police Department.
In order to fine tune response by city emergency responders to a terrorist bomb explosion on or near the Broad Street subway, the Philadelphia Fire Department, city police, transit police and the FBI cooperated in a four-hour training exercise on Sunday.
According to a statement released by the Philadelphia Fraternal Order Of Police, contracts talks between SEPTA representatives and the FOP have broken down.
SEPTA Transit police officers are walking the picket line Thursday morning, and there are no plans for any new talks between the two sides.
Officers with SEPTA’s transit police have gone on strike following a stalemate in negotiations regarding a new contract.
According to court documents, 37-year-old Lewis Granger admitted that he used a battery-powered saw to get the converters off of at least a half-dozen cars, then sold them to a local scrap dealer.