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SEPTA to announce service plans for potential work stoppage

The contract between SEPTA and Transit Workers Union Local 234 is set to expire at 12:01 a.m. Saturday.

The contract between SEPTA and Transit Workers Union Local 234 is set to expire at 12:01 a.m. Saturday. Credit: Metro file photo The contract between SEPTA and Transit Workers Union Local 234 is set to expire at 12:01 a.m. Saturday.
Credit: Metro file photo

SEPTA has called a press conference for 11 a.m. Friday to announce alternate service plans in the event of a work stoppage.

The contract between SEPTA and Transit Workers Union Local 234 is set to expire at 12:01 a.m. Saturday. If a deal is not reached, SEPTA's city routes would be impacted. The contractcovers about 4,700 bus drivers , subway and trolley operators and maintenance workers in Philadelphia.

SEPTA service in the city continues Friday on normal schedules as negotiations continue.

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"This press conference has been scheduled to assure the public that we are prepared for all contingencies," SEPTA Director of Media Relations Jerri Williams said.

 
 
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