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Winter wreaks havoc, leaves transit weary

The winter of 2014 was relentless, with its deep freezes, ice storms, record snowfall, torrential rain and mudslides. The end of the season will be welcomed by...

SEPTA steps up to fight human trafficking

Transit can play a role in helping to stop human trafficking, considering the number of people using it 24 hours a day. SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestel was...

Keeping the transit jobs pipeline flowing

Jobs in the transportation industry can be highly specialized, requiring employees to have very specific training and numerous certifications. Transit systems...

A true ‘hub of hope’ for those in need

When the frigid weather makes it too hazardous to stay outside, many homeless seek shelter in train stations, bus depots and other public facilities. SEPTA has...

Maintaining station elevators and escalators is a national effort

For some public transit riders, the first mode of travel they take every day is not a transit authority’s trains or buses, but rather the elevators and...

Transportation funding and service cuts affect more than just riders

Across the country, transit is experiencing record ridership growth. The increase in commuters is not only good for transit organizations’ revenue; proximity to...

SEPTA offers a different type of school bus

SEPTA transports approximately 58,000 of 134,000 public school students from a variety of grade levels every day, many using more than one mode of transit. The...

Transit service planning vital to community, ridership growth

SEPTA’s service planners collaborated with developers of a new retail center to ensure that public transportation was incorporated into the site’s plans....

From tee to green: SEPTA service an ace for U.S. Open spectators

How does a town handle a daily influx of 25,000 spectators all headed to the USGA’s 2013 U.S. Open? With streets surrounding the venue closed to traffic and no...

Preparing for the worst

An explosive device concealed in a travel bag was detonated on a packed SEPTA subway car. Agency officials and Philadelphia first responders raced to the...

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