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September SEPTA Board meeting

The SEPTA Board Thursday voted to approve a series of contracts to begin the reconstruction of the Cheltenham-Ogontz Bus Loop.The loop, which serves about 3,400 riders every weekday, acts as…

    • Lawmakers: Don't expect a fast transit funding fix

Lawmakers: Don't expect a fast transit funding fix

Though state House Appropriations Committee chairman Dwight Evans (D-Phila.) is trying mightily to get a transportation funding bill through the legislature before the fall election, don't expect much to happen before…

Pennsylvania transit bill on strikes makes waves

Philly.com reports that a provision in the legislation that was prompted by last year's SEPTA's strike has upset  labor unions. The provision would require labor union workers to provide a three-days notice…

SEPTA awards contract to rebuild bus loop

SEPTA is moving forward with plans to rebuild the Cheltenham-Ogontz bus loop.On Thursday, the SEPTA Board's operations committee reviewed on a $2.5 million construction contract to Seravalli Inc. for work…

    • A deeper look at smart card process details

A deeper look at smart card process details

Documents PlanPhilly obtained from SEPTA through an open records request several weeks ago laid out a plan for implementing a new smart card fare collection system on regional rail that could…

SEPTA applies to TIGER II grant program for smart card

SEPTA submitted an application Monday to try to get federal stimulus money to help pay for part of the new smart card system.As previously reported (http://planphilly.com/septa-4), SEPTA is…

    • MetroCard

A quick look at SEPTA's potential smart card vendors

SEPTA documents obtained in an open records request, indicate that three companies are bidding for the contract to design and build the authority's new smart card system: ACS Transport Solutions Group…

    • Willie Brown

Exclusive: TWU's Willie Brown tees off on SEPTA

Willie Brown is not an easy man to pin down, but when PlanPhilly did sit down with him last week it was evident that he doesn’t have many nice things to…

Need your car fixed? Drop it off at the Warminster SEPTA station

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that SEPTA is partnering with Pep Boys to provide on-the-go mechanics service to rail commuters. Drivers can complete a service request and drop their vehicle off…

    • Phil Pappas, left, and Mike Mawson, of West Frankford Town Watch, outside the Thriftway at Frankford Avenue and Pratt Street around 2 a.m. Sat. July 10.

Patrolling with West Frankford Town Watch

Mike Mawson smells something. It's past midnight on Comly Street near Bustleton in Mayfair. The sun went down hours ago, but forgot to take this sticky July heat with it. Mawson…

    • SEPTA has new station names

SEPTA has new station names

The suburban trolley lines and Norristown High Speed Line will be getting some new station names come September.As part of SEPTA’s efforts to make itself more customer friendly, the authority…

    • SEPTA taking another run at Smart Card

SEPTA taking another run at Smart Card

Faced with a big hole in its capital budget, SEPTA is turning to the federal government for help getting the long-overdue smart card system off the ground.The authority submitted a…

    • SEPTA replaced signage around television displays at 30th Street Station.

Little confusion around regional rail designations during first busy commuter days

Walking around Suburban Station the last two mornings, you’d never guess SEPTA had made major changes to its regional rail system over the weekend. People were calmly sitting on the main…

SEPTA considers bus route changes

SEPTA held two public hearings Monday on a series of proposed minor bus route changes and service reductions. The changes would affect city transit routes 24, 26, 31, 38, 60 and…

    • Image taken by Flickr user taberandrew, illustration by PlanPhilly

New bus shelter plans shelved, contract to be scaled down

Philadelphians will have to wait under the city’s aging bus shelters for at least a few more years, as plans to replace the structures collapsed last week. The city had issued…

SEPTA Board: ridership increases 7 percent; Art program debate continues

SEPTA ridership improved for a fourth consecutive month in June. CFO and treasurer Rich Burnfield told the SEPTA Board, at its monthly meeting Thursday, that the city transit division saw ridership…

    • Concerns over and compliments for SEPTA art program

Concerns over and compliments for SEPTA art program

A philosophical debate over the value of art dominated a meeting of the SEPTA Board’s administration committee Thursday. The board was reviewing a contract amendment for Art in Transit projects at…

$1.1 billion shortfall for DVRPC's transportation vision

The board of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission charted the course for transportation in Southeastern Pennsylvania for the next four years on Thursday. The future isn’t pretty. The board approved…

SEPTA and DRPA lose $5.7 million in earmarked federal funding

Because of stalled projects, two regional transit agencies will lose $5.7 million in federal funding, the Inquirer reports. SEPTA will lose $3.9 million of earmarked federal funding for the proposed…

    • The buttons in question

Button ban lands SEPTA in federal court

A disagreement with its largest union over some buttons has landed SEPTA in federal court. Transport Workers Union Local 234 is suing SEPTA for banning its members from wearing paraphernalia that…

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