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    • A 19th century collection of streetcar accident reports.

A trove of transportation documents comes with a strange provision

Historians will soon get access to a bounty of documents about Philadelphia's mass transit story dating back to the early 19th century.The almost 200 feet of documents ― covering 624…

Increased weekend paratransit service means more cost to SEPTA

Though no contract to build a new smart card fare collection system was announced at Thursday’s SEPTA Board committee meeting, the board’s operations committee did deal with the fallout of increased…

Contractor selected for Wayne Junction rebuild

Plans for the reconstruction of the Wayne Junction regional rail station moved forward Thursday, with the SEPTA Board awarding a series of contracts to build a new station.The board awarded…

    • A schematic of SEPTA's project underneath Dilworth Plaza, including new elevators provided for in the agreement.

SEPTA riders getting City Hall elevators down to the El

SEPTA riders will be getting elevators at the 15th Street Market-Frankford El station thanks to a consent decree that ends a contentious lawsuit filed against SEPTA eight years ago.The two…

    • The state transportation commission hears testimony from local planners and political officials.

Local officials back Corbett transportation panel plan

A state transportation commission hearing at the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission's offices in Center City Friday morning turned into a cheerleading session in support of a plan to increase state…

SEPTA and union settle button lawsuit

SEPTA and its largest labor union settled a federal lawsuit last week focused around a rule the authority issued banning a union button subtly criticizing fare increases.The suit was filed…

    • Associated Press Trenton flood puts chokehold on busy Amtrak line

Hurricane Irene causes major damage to regional rail trains

Although the flood waters have receded and Hurricane Irene is long gone, the storm left 12 regional rail cars with long-term damage.A total of 16 regional rail cars — five…

    • SEPTA releases smart card survey

SEPTA releases smart card survey

Now that Philadelphia's surrounding counties and regional transit planners have had their say, SEPTA is giving its riders a chance to weigh in about their preferences for the design and implementation…

    • Smart card working group pans one-way fare collection plan

Smart card working group pans one-way fare collection plan

A report put out by a smart card working group gives some clues as to how the new fare payment system may be implemented on SEPTA’s regional rail system. The…

    • A look at SEPTA's service plan. Riders will be seeing two new bus routes

A look at SEPTA's service plan. Riders will be seeing two new bus routes

At its last meeting, the SEPTA Board approved several changes to city and suburban bus routes.While the changes were fairly routine, they involve the discontinuation of routes 95 and 314…

    • SEPTA to award smart card consulting contract

SEPTA to award smart card consulting contract

SEPTA got one step closer toward implementing a new fare card system Thursday, when the SEPTA Board's administration committee reviewed a $9.2 million consulting contract with LTK Engineering Services.Project head…

Nutter decries GOP transportation plan

Mayor Nutter injected himself into the federal transportation funding fray last week, sending a letter to House Transportation and Infrastructure chairman John Mica decrying proposed funding cuts.Mica, a Florida Republican,…

    • A conceptual drawing of the new bus shelters proposed in the study.

Bringing BRT to Philadelphia

Bus Rapid Transit can be found in cities as diverse as Los Angeles and Santiago, Chile.Now, a BRT-like service is being proposed for Delaware and Chester counties in a new…

Dilworth Plaza wins zoning approval

The Center City District's Dilworth Plaza project sailed through an administrative hurdle Wednesday, winning a variance required to start construction.At issue was plans to build a water feature on the…

    • Sen. Bob Casey (from left), union president John Johnson, Casey and Rogoff tour City Hall.

Federal transit head tours SEPTA to push for infrastructure money

SEPTA has long been drawing attention to its dire funding situation.On Monday, it got a federal assist.Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff, along with U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Phila.) and…

SEPTA faces lawsuit over stimulus project

A dispute over a federal stimulus project has landed SEPTA in federal District Court.AIS Construction Co., of Carpinteria, Calif., says that the authority didn't compensate it properly for work conducted…

Bus and trolley drivers file class action against SEPTA for overtime

A veteran labor lawyer filed suit against SEPTA this week in federal District Court, alleging it violated federal employment law by failing to pay bus and trolley drivers for maintenance checks…

Casey responds to transit planner's criticism

SEPTA general manager Joe Casey shot back at a prominent transportation planner critical of recent regional rail changes.In an open letter to Casey, Penn emeritus professor Vukan Vuchic blasted the…

SEPTA replenishes rainy day fund

The fund serves as a reserve for the authority and is meant to provide a cushion against unexpected costs or ridership declines. SEPTA drew $26 million from the fund last year…

Major Wissahickon bridge getting an upgrade

The Walnut Lane Bridge over the Wissahickon Creek is getting a facelift, thanks to a $7.1 million project approved by the Delaware Regional Planning Commission Board Thursday.Much of the money…

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