Introducing the Next Generation of Engineers, Architects to Careers in Transit
March 30, 2016
For many college engineering and architecture students, it’s probably a good bet that they have not given much consideration to careers in public...
How a Multifaceted Plan Helped SEPTA Weather Jonas
February 24, 2016
Winter Storm Jonas socked Philadelphia with 22.4 inches of snow in January. In some areas of the five-county SEPTA service region, snowfall totals were...
Transportation Funding a Win for All
January 20, 2016
With more money from the federal level, transit agencies will be able to make crucial infrastructure fixes, replace vehicles and possibly dust off...
Passenger Etiquette: Taking Rudeness Out of the Ride
December 14, 2015
We’ve all been there — stuck behind the bus rider “oversharing” his or her phone conversation or next to the person who thinks a...
How Transit Was Key to Moving the Masses During Papal Visit
October 21, 2015
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.,...
A (Ticket) Leap of Faith for Papal Rail Passes
September 23, 2015
Typically, when riding the rails in the Philadelphia region, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority customers can purchase daily, weekly or...
The Fight to Reduce Bus Operator Assaults
August 26, 2015
Transit authority operators nationwide have been victims of sometimes brutally violent acts, but in Philadelphia, the Southeastern Pennsylvania...
Challenges of Positive Train Control Implementation
July 22, 2015
While PTC may have just recently entered the consciousness of the public at-large, it has been an issue for freight and commuter rail systems since...
[Blog] Keeping the Rails Running in Time of Tragedy
June 24, 2015
In times of disaster or tragedy, public transit agencies are frequently called upon to assist their communities and other transportation organizations....
Catenary Replacement Plan Leads to 150 Miles of Success
May 20, 2015
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s Regional (commuter) Rail system was inherited from the Pennsylvania and Reading Railroads...