SEPTA Says It Is Ahead Of The Train Overspeed Controversy In the wake of last month's fatal Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia, the federal government is recommending that commuter railroads, such as SEPTA, examine their speed controls where they have sharp curves.
SEPTA Urging Riders To Put Safety First As Holiday Travel Season ApproachesSEPTA spokeswoman Jerri Williams says passengers should wait until they take a seat before checking their texts and emails.
Septa, TWU Holding 2 Days of Contract NegotiationsNow that Septa has a tentative agreement with its Regional Rail engineers, talks are resuming with the transit agency's biggest union, representing bus, subway, and trolley workers.
No SEPTA Deal Yet, But Strike Is Not ImminentBoth sides met Monday. SEPTA spokeswoman Jerri Williams calls meeting "productive" and Steve Bruno, Vice President of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers says it was "fairly decent."
SEPTA Reaches Tentative Deal With Regional Rail Electrical WorkersRegional Rail employees represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen walked off the job in June, but were forced back one day later, after a presidential emergency board was convened.
Presidential Emergency Board Schedules Hearings In SEPTA Labor DisputeSEPTA announced Sunday that hearings on the labor dispute will take place next week before an emergency board, established by President Barrack Obama.
Obama Intervenes As SEPTA Regional Rail Strike Ends, Service Resumes SundayAn executive order signed by President Obama Saturday forces train engineers back to work.
Possible Regional Rail Strike Still Months Away As SEPTA, Trainmen Reach ImpasseThe National Mediation Board, which has been overseeing talks between the two sides, says those negotiations have broken down and it’s ending its efforts to broker an agreement.
SEPTA Makes 'Final Offer' As Philadelphia Hopes To Avert Mass Transit StrikeNow the question is whether the next step is cementing a deal, dealing with a job action, or continuing in limbo.
UPDATE: Significant Change In Tone Of SEPTA, Union TalksSEPTA and TWU Local 234 officials resumed negotiations Sunday morning, after both sides reported serious progress on Friday and said they were close to a deal. Now, there has been a significant change in the tone of the negotiations, and any deal that was on the table is now in jeopardy.
Negotiations Resume Between SEPTA, Transport Workers As Deadline LoomsIt's back to the bargaining table for SEPTA and Transport Workers Union Local 234 Sunday morning.