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January 22, 2014

SEPTA rider creates app proposing ‘better schedules’

Will Entriken, a software developer, was frustrated by late arrival times. The app provides what he says are more realistic arrival times than the agency’s published schedule.


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.


April 3, 2013

SEPTA unveils rail station ‘library’

Partnered with the Free Library of Philadelphia and Dunkin' Donuts to offer throughout the month of April what is believed to be the nation's first virtual library at a train station. Riders can access books and podcasts by scanning QR codes or logging on to the Free Library's website.


February 27, 2013

SEPTA honored for high-speed line repair project

The agency and HNTB Corp. were recognized for their work on the area along the Norristown High Speed Line between Roberts Road and Garrett Hill Stations that shifted as a result of the Philadelphia region being deluged with almost 30 inches of rain during a 45-day period in August and September 2011.


August 6, 2012

SEPTA achieves APTA's 'Gold' sustainability level

In addition to having the second largest hybrid-electric bus fleet in the U.S., SEPTA achieved a 19.7% reduction in water usage per passenger miles traveled (PMT); a 10.0% reduction in fuel use per PMT; a 4.0% reduction in electricity use per PMT; and 3.6% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions per PMT.


April 27, 2012

SEPTA approves transit police contract

Under the agreement, each of the 210 members of the Fraternal Order of Transit Police will receive a $1,250 bonus immediately and a 12% increase in pay over four years.


April 2, 2012

SEPTA police end strike

The primary cause of the nine-day strike was a 35-cent-an-hour difference in "certification" pay between the union's demand and SEPTA's offer. Transit police were seeking the pay as a way of getting a slight additional increase beyond the pattern set by the Transport Workers Union contract.


March 29, 2012

SEPTA police strike, debate on impact continues

Entered its eighth day. Striking police claimed that crimes have increased at SEPTA stations and vehicles during the strike. Agency officials countered that most of those crimes happened at nearby stores.


March 22, 2012

Police strike hits SEPTA

Reportedly was only given 20 minutes notice of the planned walkout, which was spurred by the inability to come to an agreement over pensions.


September 15, 2011

Another shooting spurs more calls for SEPTA bus driver protection

Two recent bus driver shootings have prompted the local Transit Workers Union to request Mayor Michael A. Nutter form a task force to find ways to better protest bus operators and other transit employees.


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