SEPTA

Philadelphia's NAACP accuses SEPTA of discrimination, sexual harassment

SEPTA has come under fire from the Philadelphia branch of the NAACP following allegations of discrimination and sexual harassment. At a press conference held Tuesday at the NAACP’s Nicetown headquarters, former SEPTA employees shared upsetting details of harassment on the job by their...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 5:28pm

SEPTA offers football fans free ride home from Eagles game

SEPTA looked to keep Eagles fans safe with a free ride home from this Sunday’s Eagles vs. Viking game that kicked off at 4:25 pm. In partnership with Jefferson Health, SEPTA gave football fans a ride home free of charge from NRG station between the hours of 6:30 pm. until 10:30 pm. The free...

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 4:34pm

The Grumble: Readers sound off on NYC, Philly subway problems

Welcome to The Grumble! Each week we will be collecting submissions from you — our readers — on what things annoy and vex your day in and day out. Today, we have collected some of the best submissions we have received and published in our print edition regarding horrible subway problems...

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 11:22am

How four tri-state cities bidding for Amazon’s HQ2 fare with mass transit

With Amazon now tasked with sifting through 238 proposals for its second North American headquarters, transit advocates took a closer look at how four tri-state bidding cities match up when it comes to mass transit, one of the online retailer’s criteria for HQ2. Released Wednesday, a study...

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 5:00am

Transforming our region’s infrastructure

Last week, Congress returned to Washington, D.C., to begin work on a laundry list of legislative items, including extending the Children’s Health Insurance Program, reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration, reforming our tax code and fixing the immigration system. In September,...

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 5:02am

SEPTA announces fares hikes on trains, buses

It will cost more to ride the buses and rails.SEPTA has announced proposed farehikes to take effect July 1.The agency called the increases "modest," and said they would span "across all modes of travel and methods of payment."Single-ride tickets will increase from $2.25 to $2.50, while tokens and...

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 8:49am

Power outage causes major delays on all SEPTA Regional Rail lines

An overhead power issue that plagued SEPTA Saturday morning has been resolved, but travelers should expect “major residual delays,” the agency said on its website.SEPTA is seeing delays up to 60 minutes across the Airport, Chestnut Hill East, Chestnut Hill West, Cynwyd, Fox Chase, Lansdale/...

Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 11:16am

SEPTA adds trains to depleted Market-Frankford line but delays continue

It was another slow-go Monday morning for commuters on the Market-Frankford line, a week after more than 100 cars were pulled from service when cracks were discovered in two cars.The transit agency said it had added some cars to ease the delays on the line, which runs from Frankford to the 69th...

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 6:54pm

Expect delays this week after SEPTA removes 40 Market-Frankford cars for inspection

More than 40 Market-FrankfordLine cars were taken out of service this week for inspections, after two were found with a crack to the main support beam, SEPTA said Monday.To offsetthe crush of Philadelphia rush hour commuters, SEPTA will be supplementing the subway line with shuttle buses during...

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 9:03pm

Some still cling to tokens as SEPTA Key use grows

Five million rides on city transit have already been bought using SEPTA Key cards, but SEPTA expects that number to get a lot higher, with the program set to "graduate" to an expanded model this spring.The turnstiles at major SEPTA stations are ready for it, with wide rows of SEPTA Key turnstiles....

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 3:30pm

Bitter cold grips Philly amid transit, traffic delays

The first snowstorm of 2017 dumped about 3 incheson the Philadelphia region over the weekend, but that powdery stuff has turned to slush and ice, creating treacherous conditions for commuters Monday morning. A photo posted by Albert Lee (@urphillypal) on Jan 7, 2017 at 10:48am PSTRoads have mostly...

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 8:41am

PHOTOS: Philly bares it all for No Pants Subway Ride

Move over, People of SEPTA.On Sunday, dozens of brave Philadelphians took to the Broad Street line in coats, boots and scarves – and their polka-dot undies. With temperatures dipping into the teens, these folks must've been shivering!Thirty-one cities across the globe participated in the prank,...

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 8:10am

Man killed attempting to leap aboard SEPTA train

A man apparently rushing to catch a subway train was killed after attempting to leap aboard the train as it pulled away from the station, SEPTA officials said Sunday.The man, whose identity wasn’t disclosed by authorities, reached the train just as its doors closed early Saturday morning at the...

Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 7:20pm

Bare it all this Sunday on the No Pants Subway Ride

For some people, leaving the house without pants is a terrifying recurring dream. But on Sunday, dozens will strip down to their skivvies willingly, for the annual No Pants Subway Ride in Philadelphia.In more than 30 cities around the world, people brave the world in their boxers for the annual...

Friday, January 6, 2017 - 5:00am

46 injured after two trolleys collide in West Philadelphia

Forty-six people were injured when two SEPTA trolleys collided in West Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.According to officials, the Route 10 trolleys were traveling in the same direction when one rear-ended the other at North 38th Street and Lancaster Avenue at 1:30 p.m."...

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 1:41pm

SEPTA spent $423K on lawyers during strike: Report

For the six-day strike by its workers union in early November, SEPTA dished out more than $420,000 to two law firms for negotiations, according to a report released Thursday by PlanPhilly.Ballard Spahr, which led negotiations for Transport Workers Union Local 234, billed the transit agency $310,013...

Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 11:48am

Woman pushing baby stroller fatally struck by SEPTA bus

A woman pushing an infant in a stroller Monday afternoon was struck and killed by a SEPTA bus in Center City, according to reports.Linda Procaccino, 64, of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, was crossing 23rd Street at Chestnut Street, and was in the crosswalk with the stroller when the bus struck her while...

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 7:32pm

SEPTA's union workers might reject contract that ended six-day strike

Members of the Transportation Workers Union (TWU) Local 234 will vote Friday to approve the contract that ended a six-day strike that stopped transit services in the city earlier this month, but union officials said it may not earn enough support for ratification.Union President Willie Brown...

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 3:21am

SEPTA strike ends, full service resumes in time for Election Day

A six-day shutdown of bus and rail services in Philadelphia is finally over, after SEPTA officials and members of its workers' union reached a tentative deal Monday morning, just a day before Philadelphians head to the polls.Service resumed in phases Monday, and should be back to normal by Tuesday...

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 5:01pm

SEPTA strike threatens to extend into Election Day

Six days into a strike by SEPTA's union workers, neither side appears close to compromise as Election Day looms.The transit agency plans to file an emergency injunction Monday at a state court hearing, and is expected to argue that a continuation of the strike that shut down bus and rail...

Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 8:07pm