PATCO Service Resumes; Trains Running Every 20 MinutesThe transit company says trains will run every 20 minutes until midnight, when the regular schedule resumes.
Economist Chris Butler: In A Free Market, Amtrak Would Not Be Here“Clearly, in a free market, Amtrak would not be here at all, because they couldn’t make it on their own. So, what that would do is spark innovation, and someone would either figure out a way to make this work efficiently -- the transport of people by train or rail -- or it would fall by the wayside, because people prefer other modes of transportation.”
Amtrak CEO: Railroad Corporation Takes 'Full Responsibility' For The DerailmentJoseph Boardman, Amtrak president and CEO, said in a letter on Amtrak's official blog Thursday that it is cooperating fully in an investigation into the accident that killed eight people and injured more than 200 this week.
SEPTA Adds Service, Detours For Blue Cross Broad Street RunAs a result of Sunday’s Broad Street Run in Philadelphia, SEPTA is adding additional service, while some bus routes will be detoured.
Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail Line Experiencing Delays Of Up To 30 MinutesThe Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority says service on the Manayunk/Norristown Line won't be back to normal until Thursday afternoon.
Dog On The Tracks Disrupts SEPTA Service To 69th Street StationA call reportedly went out around 6:25 p.m. Thursday for a dog on the tracks in the area of 69th Street Station in Upper Darby.
SEPTA Urges Regional Rail Riders To Prepare For Delays, Crowds On Evening TrainsAccording to the transit company, all Regional Rail trains will continue to run on a Saturday schedule throughout rush hour.
NJ Transit To Shut Down System Monday NightNJ Transit says that it will shut down service starting at 8 p.m. Monday and that commuter trains won't be restored until at least Thursday morning.
WiFi Could Soon Be Available On PATCO TrainsAn agreement has been reached with the DRPA and Comcast to provide free WiFi service to customers on PATCO trains. If approved by the DRPA board, the service should be available by summer
Amtrak Expects 80,000 Travelers Through 30th Street Station On Holiday WeekendAmtrak trains have been rolling on the busiest travel day of the year.
Pres. Obama Creates 2nd Panel To Try And Resolve Local Rail DisputePresident Barack Obama is establishing a second emergency board to try to resolve a contract dispute in the Philadelphia area between the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority and the union representing train engineers.