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Failure to address public transit infrastructure resulting in lost revenues

Government Issues| May 18, 2018

Failing to address America’s $90 billion backlog of public transit modernization needs, also referred to as State of Good Repair, results in a loss of $340 billion in business revenue to the U.S. economy over a six-year period, according to an new APTA study.

Amid Automation Trend, Here's Why We Still Need Bus Drivers

| April 24, 2018

The driverless option will severely impact the four million commercial drivers working in the U.S., according to a 2014 Goldman Sachs report. These figures suggest the loss of 25,000 jobs per month during the height of the autonomous vehicles saturation into the industry.

Government Issues| April 24, 2018

Pennsylvania, 2 more states earn State Safety Oversight certification

Requirements include establishing an SSO agency that is financially and legally independent from the rail transit agencies it oversees.

April 17, 2018

Transit Facility Center Gives Help, Hope to Those 'With Nowhere to Go'

Transit facilities — train stations, bus depots and transportation centers — are often the shelter of choice for people experiencing homelessness, especially when weather conditions make it too dangerous to stay outside.

Security and Safety | April 9, 2018

Gatekeeper announces new acquisition, SEPTA contract

The assets acquired include a production facility; a workforce with technical expertise that expands capability in the train market.

Bus| March 16, 2018

New Flyer advances 3rd-year installment of 100 SEPTA hybrid-electric buses

The hybrid diesel-electric Xcelsior buses support SEPTA’s “SEPT-AINABLE 2020” program, focused on achieving sustainability through a “triple bottom line” approach that includes the natural environment, healthy communities and workforce, and economic vitality.

February 28, 2018

How to Host a 'Super' Travel Day on Transit for Fans

As one of the biggest cities in the country, Philadelphia is often selected to host events that attract national and international audiences, most recently the 2013 U.S. Open Championship, the 2015 World Meeting of Families and papal visit by Pope Francis, the 2016 Democratic National Convention, and the 2017 NFL Draft. But until February 7, 2018, the city had never hosted a Super Bowl champions parade.

December 12, 2017

Enhancing Bus Service With a More ‘Direct’ Way to Travel

As part of an initiative to improve bus travel for riders in Philadelphia, SEPTA and the City’s Office of Transportation and Infrastructure have partnered on the Greater Philadelphia region’s first direct bus route, the “Boulevard Direct.”

Management & Operations| October 31, 2017

SEPTA train station to have permanent homeless services

The City and SEPTA co-wrote a $1.4 million check for Project HOME, a homeless advocacy service, to help construct the permanent “Hub of Hope,” which is slated to open in January.

October 25, 2017

Practice is Key for Incident Response on Rail Systems

Working in subway tunnels is difficult under any circumstances and when you have to maneuver around an electrified third rail in an environment with less lighting, the task is even more daunting. Now imagine what it is like during an emergency...

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