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    • A map of regional truck parking facilities

Where do all the trucks go?

When people talk about Philadelphia's infrastructure needs, they usually cite the age of SEPTA's rail bridges. Or the need to reconstruct Interstate 95.What they don't often mention: truck parking spaces.…

    • SEPTA evaluates different smart card options

SEPTA evaluates different smart card options

PlanPhilly has obtained estimates by SEPTA that lay out the projected costs of implementing the smart card fare collection system on regional rail.The numbers were discussed during a private meeting…

    • Prominent transit planner criticizes SEPTA regional rail changes

Prominent transit planner criticizes SEPTA regional rail changes

Although SEPTA eliminated its regional rail numbering system a year ago, a prominent University of Pennsylvania transportation planner is still up in arms.In an open letter to SEPTA general manager…

Transit First pilot gets some tweaks

City and SEPTA officials have made some tweaks to the Transit First pilot program.The pilot, which affects the southern portion of the Route 47 bus, aims at improving service reliability…

    • A look at TransitView, SEPTA's new real-time information system for bus and trolley riders.

SEPTA unveils real-time tools for bus and trolley riders

Regional rail riders have been able to get real-time information about their trains since 2009.Now, bus and trolley riders have the same ability.SEPTA unveiled TransitView Thursday morning, which is…

    • School advocates and SEPTA officials discuss SEPTA student passes.

School District's plan to cut student passes appears to be much ado about nothing

Though the SEPTA Board unanimously passed a $1.2 billion operating budget and a $311 million capital budget for the next fiscal year at its Thursday meeting, that didn't stop a budget…

Hearing examiners recommend approval of SEPTA budgets

SEPTA got the OK from two independent hearing examiners on its proposed fiscal year 2012 operating and capital budgets, paving the way for SEPTA Board approval later this month.That didn't…

Philadelphia Human Relations Commission appeals SEPTA decision to high court

The Philadelphia Human Relations Commission filed an appeal with the state Supreme Court last week seeking to overturn an appellate ruling that exempts SEPTA from the city's nondiscrimination law.An April…

    • Continued problems at Silverliner V plant despite push for improvements

Continued problems at Silverliner V plant despite push for improvements

Though United Transit Systems delivered five additional Silverliner V railcars to SEPTA in April, a SEPTA report indicates the consortium has made only “modest improvements” to longstanding assembly problems at its…

    • A new report gives suggestions on increasing ridership among students.

Report chronicles information gap between SEPTA and youth riders

Only 22 percent of college and high school students in Philadelphia have heard of SEPTA's Independence Pass.And only 16 percent have heard of Mobile SEPTA, the authority's mobile…

    • Sparks fly at SEPTA operating budget hearing

Sparks fly at SEPTA operating budget hearing

SEPTA has a relatively boring operating budget proposal for next year. The $1.23 billion plan contains no fare hikes or service reductions.But that didn't stop a confrontation from erupting at…

    • SEPTA proposes lean capital budget for 2012

SEPTA proposes lean capital budget for 2012

SEPTA announced a $311 million fiscal year 2012 capital budget proposal Friday that CFO and treasurer Rich Burnfield called “less than bare bones.”Faced with the end of federal stimulus spending…

    • Transit First pilot program to hit streets next month

Transit First pilot program to hit streets next month

It's been more than a year in the making, but Transit First is about to hit the streets of Philadelphia. The city and SEPTA have chosen Route 47 to be the…

    • SEPTA launches site to promote smart card

SEPTA launches site to promote smart card

Increased ridership continued to help SEPTA's budget picture in February, according to the SEPTA Board's monthly financial report.Ridership was up for the seventh consecutive month and 7 percent better than…

Silverliner V assembly line will take awhile to get up to speed

It's going to take a bit more time to get the Silverliner V assembly plant up to speed.United Transit Systems, the consortium building the new SEPTA railcars, anticipates that until…

SEPTA to sell ads on its website

SEPTA is preparing to enter into the world of online advertising.The SEPTA Board's administration committee reviewed a contract amendment Thursday that would allow Titan Outdoor LLC to begin selling ads…

SEPTA to hold smart card info session

Riders will have a chance to catch a glimpse at the new smart card system at SEPTA headquarters next month.The authority announced Thursday that it will be holding a new…

SEPTA installing voices on the trolleys

The subway-surface trolleys are getting their voices.SEPTA is installing annunciators to make trolley route names and major stops.When completed, the trolleys will make announcements similar to those of buses.…

    • Say goodbye to the special

Say goodbye to the special "railfan seat"

Railfans will have to find a new place to sit on the new regional rail trains.SEPTA has decided to permanently rope off the first bench in every new Silverliner V…

    • Why Boston abandoned its one-way fare experiment

Why Boston abandoned its one-way fare experiment

If SEPTA ends up adopting a one-way fare collection system for regional rail, it will be blazing fairly new ground.Almost no other major tgransportation system has tried something similar.But…

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