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How to Host a 'Super' Travel Day on Transit 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.

Late U2 concert leaves transit officials upset over costs

Management & Operations| May 22, 2017

The Wednesday night concert, which didn't wrap up until 11 p.m., forced the Valley Transportation Authority to add 11 extra after-hours trains to accommodate concertgoers.

Rail| February 8, 2017

MBTA rail carries record number of riders for Patriots parade

Keolis reports a 60% increase in ridership, deploying additional trains and coaches to accommodate more than 215,000 passengers.

Management & Operations| January 31, 2017

Seattle agency heads talk service disruption procedures during protests

Sound Transit's Peter Rogoff and King County Metro GM Rob Gannon met Monday after rail and bus service to and from the SeaTac/Airport station was interrupted for about 30 minutes Saturday at the request of Port of Seattle law enforcement officials.

Management & Operations| January 25, 2017

Thousands take Metro to 'Women’s March' in Downtown L.A.

Metro Rail carried a total of 592,000 boarding passengers — 360,000 more riders than on a typical Saturday.

Management & Operations| February 8, 2016

Fans use VTA to get to Super Bowl 50

VTA's mobile ticketing app, EventTIK, enabled Super Bowl goers to purchase their fare in advance to make riding public transit easy and convenient.

October 21, 2015

How Transit Was Key to Moving the Masses During Papal Visit

In case you missed it, Pope Francis visited America — and was followed by hundreds of thousands of pilgrims during his stops in Washington, D.C., New York City and Philadelphia. It’s fitting, given Pope Francis’ penchant for public transportation, that transit played a key role in taking the masses to papal visit activities.

Management & Operations| October 5, 2015

SEPTA Looks to Past Experience to Develop Papal Visit Service Plan

Over a year of planning by SEPTA was put into action during the Papal Visit. Initial estimates of 1.5 million attendees — up to 800,000 of which were expected to utilize SEPTA — prompted the authority and its partner agencies to craft a comprehensive transportation plan.

September 23, 2015

A (Ticket) Leap of Faith for Papal Rail Passes

Typically, when riding the rails in the Philadelphia region, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority customers can purchase daily, weekly or monthly passes — even onboard tickets — for their journeys. But the weekend of Sept. 26 to 27 will be far from a typical weekend in Philadelphia — Pope Francis will be in town, along with an estimated 1.5 to two million people attending public events along the city’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Management & Operations| September 22, 2015

D.C. Metro releases travel tips video for Pope Francis' visit

The English and Spanish videos offer travel tips, recommend alternate travel options to consider and detail where crowding and delays are expected near Papal events.

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