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July 14, 2014

Driver facing DUI after hitting SEPTA paratransit vehicle

Authorities say a 48-year-old man driving a Cadillac ran a red light and struck the paratransit bus, which caused the bus to overturn and hit a light pole.


May 15, 2014

SEPTA breaks ground on $1.4M bus loop reconstruction

The transit system serves more than 5,000 riders daily from the 23rd and Venango Bus Loop. The project includes new bus boarding islands, passenger shelters, enhanced lighting and ADA-related improvements.


May 8, 2014

Philadelphia's SEPTA crowned Roadeo Grand Champion

The 39th International Bus Roadeo was held in conjunction to APTA’s Bus & Paratransit Show in Kansas City, Mo., this week.


April 3, 2014

SEPTA’s biggest union may call strike

May happen as soon as Sunday, when the transit system’s last union contract expires. SEPTA and the union plan to come to the bargaining table on Thursday.


March 19, 2014

Riders help SEPTA officer struggling with violent suspect

The suspect, who allegedly says he has a gun and threatens to shoot passengers, attacks the officer after the officer pulls him off the train. During the struggle, passengers run to the officer’s aid, and the suspect is eventually taken into custody.


February 20, 2014

SEPTA celebrates 50 years

Will celebrate with an ad campaign featuring logos used over the past 50 years, gathering and sharing stories, photos and memorabilia from riders.


October 30, 2013

SEPTA, Comcast expand Wi-Fi program

Over the next two years, hot spots will be added at all stations on the Market-Frankford and Broad Street Lines and at several additional locations on the Norristown High Speed Line.


October 16, 2013

SEPTA to save $4 million yearly in rail energy costs

Entered into a three-year contract with PPL EnergyPlus for the power supply to accommodate the electric generation requirements for its Broad Street Line subway, high-speed and trolley lines. These operations require approximately 400,000,000 kilowatt hours of electricity per year.


September 26, 2013

SEPTA celebrates completion of reconstructed bus loop

The 33rd and Dauphin Bus Loop Improvement Project, a $4 million initiative funded by a competitive grant from the FTA, resulted in a full makeover of the facility, which is a key part of SEPTA's city bus operations.


September 12, 2013

SEPTA 'doomsday' plan slashes service

Would eliminate 9 of its 13 rail lines and shorten two others, close a subway line, and convert trolley routes to bus lines, if the state doesn't come up with more money for public transit this year.


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