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Labor dispute gums up major SEPTA contract

The politically connected International Brother of Electrical Workers Local 98 asked the SEPTA Board Thursday to disqualify the Fairfield Electrical Co. as a subcontractor to Ansaldo STS USA Inc., which was…

    • The centerpiece of a new ad campaign touting the Silverliner V railcars.

SEPTA wants customers to "test ride" the new Silverliner V

Marking roughly the halfway point in the delivery of its new Silverliner V regional rail fleet, SEPTA has rolled out an advertising campaign to pump riders up about the new train…

    • A new entrance to Fern Rock envisioned by DVRPC.

DVRPC releases plan to make Fern Rock work better

Fern Rock Transportation Center is too big for its own good.The North Philadelphia facility ― a key transfer point between SEPTA buses, regional rail and the Broad Street Line ― was…

    • DVRPC forecasts 11 percent population growth by 2040

DVRPC forecasts 11 percent population growth by 2040

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is forecasting the region's population will grow more than 11 percent by 2040 ― with the greatest percentage growth coming from Gloucester County, which is…

SEPTA proposes flat capital budget for 2013

The authority’s bus purchase program, costing $59 million, is the most expensive item in the budget, with $53 million allocated to vehicle overhauls and another $53 million going toward debt service.…

    • Silverliner V

A look back at transportation issues during 2011

It's that time of year to take stock of the year that's coming to a close while getting ready to forge ahead into the future.Transportation has had a year marked…

    • City wants feds to help pay for smarter signals on busy routes

City wants feds to help pay for smarter signals on busy routes

The city is gunning for a $16 million federal stimulus grant to help implement transit signal priority systems on three heavily traveled SEPTA routes.The grant would cover half the cost…

DVPRC approves 14 trail projects for $4.5 million

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission Board voted Thursday to award $4.5 million in grants to help design or construct 14 trails throughout the region.The move represents the first part…

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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

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…

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 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

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…

    • 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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