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

Bus| March 16, 2018

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.

How to Host a 'Super' Travel Day for Fans

| February 28, 2018

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...

September 1, 2017

'See Something Say Something' Gets a Technological Assist

Transportation organizations regularly remind the public to be vigilant when using their systems — to be aware of any suspicious activities and people exhibiting odd behavior, and if they see something, immediately say something to personnel or police.

Security and Safety | September 1, 2017

NTSB: Equip all rail transit vehicles with inward- and outward-facing cameras

The recorders must be easily accessible to review, with appropriate limitations on public release, for accident investigation and as a tool to improve operational safety.

Security and Safety | August 22, 2017

SEPTA train crashes into parked train injuring 42 passengers

The NTSB is investigating the crash, which occurred around 12:15 a.m. on Tuesday.

Technology| August 22, 2017

SEPTA, Intersection teaming to bring digital upgrades to Suburban Station

The more than 25,000 customers who are served by Suburban Station each day now have access to free gigabit high-speed Wi-Fi, 10 new interactive kiosks that offer real-time transit information, interactive wayfinding and maps, and two device charging stations that will be installed soon.

Security and Safety | August 17, 2017

SEPTA app allows riders to report security, safety issues to police

The SEPTA Transit Watch app, developed by ELERTS, enables riders to discreetly report issues to transit police in less than 20 seconds.


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