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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.


July 23, 2013

SEPTA sets rail ridership record

Riders took 36,023,000 trips during Fiscal Year 2013. Ridership on SEPTA's 13 regional rail lines increased by 2.2% over the course of the year.


June 5, 2013

SEPTA team wins APTA Rail Roadeo

The Rail Transit Team Achievement Award is given to the system with the highest rail operator and maintainer team combined score. The winning team members were Rob Brooks, Don Chakov, Nicholas Baldassarre, Adrian Mapp and Sharon Mapp.


May 24, 2013

SEPTA to increase fares, defer budget action

Proposed FY 2014 Operating Budget of approximately $1.3 billion, an increase of less than 3% compared to FY 2013. Budget is projected to have a $38 million shortfall. Deferred votes on its operating and capital budgets, due to uncertainties in state funding levels.


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