Subways, trolleys and buses started rolling again Monday after a weeklong transit worker strike was ended by an agreement between union and Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) officials.
After an all-night bargaining session and an intervention by Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, SEPTA reached a tentative agreement on a four-year contract. The deal must still be ratified by workers.
The strike forced more than 400,000 daily riders to find another way to get around, as approximately 5,300 employees drivers, operators, conductors, etc. walked off the job Oct. 31.
The work stoppage represented Philadelphia's first transit strike since a 40-day walkout in 1998.