Septa, Unionized Workers Fight Over Staffing Levels in Federal Waiver of Regional Rail Work RulesFederal regulators are being asked by Septa to continue a waiver of work rules on its commuter rail division -- a waiver that the transit agency's rail unions insist puts the safety of the riding public at risk.
SEPTA To Begin $55M Project to Replace Bridge Between Swarthmore and Wallingford StationsIt’s a two-year project that will cause some pain for hundreds of commuters down the line.
Regional Rail Engineers Reach Tentative Deal With SEPTA Engineers who operate commuter trains in the Philadelphia area have reached a tentative contract with the regional transit agency.
Man Struck And Killed By SEPTA TrainAuthorities say a man in his 60s was walking south on the regional rail line tracks when he was hit by a SEPTA R5 train.
West Plaza of City Hall Readied For Reopening in Early SeptemberThe opening is about four months late and about ten percent over budget, but the public will be able to return to the plaza, on the west apron of City Hall, starting on Thursday, September 4th.
SEPTA Looks To Get Labor Deal Done With Regional Rail UnionsSEPTA’s board held a special meeting Monday in hopes of working out a new labor deal sooner with the two regional rail unions that staged a one-day strike back in June.
Elderly Woman Hit By Train Near Septa's Overbrook StationIt happened about 1:30pm on the inbound Regional Rail tracks near Overbrook Station.
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.
Federal Mediation Board Tells Septa, Regional Rail Workers To Keep TalkingThe National Mediation Board held a hearing with Septa and the two unions representing about 400 engineers and electrical workers on the Regional Rail lines.
Presidential Board Findings Support Septa In Regional Rails Labor DisputeThe Presidential Emergency Board found that SEPTA is correct in insisting that pay raises for the Regional Rail engineers and electricians follow the same pattern as raises for subway and bus operators.
Engineering Group Gives Low Marks to Pennsylvania InfrastructureThe 2014 report card from the Philadelphia section of the American Society of Civil Engineers gives the state no As. The highest of the sixteen grades was a "B" for freight rail.