By Tim Jimenez

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The city transit strike is still in effect as SEPTA and the Transport Workers Union are still without a deal.

And on day 3 of the strike, it’s much more of the same for frustrated and weary SEPTA riders.

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Here at the station, the parking lot is full. There are SEPTA employees here, ambassadors, helping people get to where they need to be.

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There’s an infusion of new riders on the regional rails, who can’t take a bus, subway or trolley right now, so they have to make do, even if that means losing sleep.

“I’m getting to work two and a half hours earlier than I need to be at work. But the good thing about our company is we have flex time. So I get to leave earlier at 2 o clock.”

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And beat the evening rush, she says.

On the other side, Penny from West Oak Lane says she started her day later because she has a 20 block walk to the train station that she doesn’t want to make in the dark.

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“I just want to get to my doctor’s appointment. I know I’m gonna be late and I hope he sees me.”

When it comes to talks, SEPTA’s board sent our a letter saying they are negotiating in good faith but the Transport Workers Union is not.

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The board says if the strike goes to Election Day, the union should call off the strike for that day. If not, SEPTA will look for an injunction