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    • Manayunk/Norristown Line track damage near Spring Mill Station. Photo courtesy of SEPTA

Rain washed out SEPTA regional rail tracks, caused system wide delays

Yesterday’s early morning rainstorm wiped out large chunks of the ground beneath SEPTA’s Manayunk/Norristown Line regional rail tracks and caused morning rush hour delays throughout the system.  Most of the delays…

    • Leslie Hickman, deputy chief officer of NPT Integration, demonstrated how the NPT turnstiles will work

SEPTA’s New Payment Technology takes shape at Center City test facility

In October, SEPTA’s new payment technology (NPT) test facility was an empty former storage room with a plywood “turnstile” in one corner. Nine months later the NPT timeline has fallen behind…

    • SEPTA will provide direct bus access to Bakers Centre

SEPTA to extend bus service to new Northwest Philly ShopRite

When the new Bakers Centre shopping plaza, anchored by a Brown’s Super Stores Inc. ShopRite, opens at Roberts Ave. and Fox Street this Friday, SEPTA bus service will provide direct…

    • Even thought you'll still see a sign every now and again, SEPTA's slogan isn't 'We're Getting There' anymore.

With no word from the state, SEPTA adopts operating and capital budgets

Despite record-high regional rail ridership and a 50 percent increase in overall ridership during the last 15 years, SEPTA’s budget woes remain. Thursday, SEPTA’s board adopted a six-month operating budget and…

    • Smith Memorial Playground Playhouse

SEPTA extends Route 3 to Smith Playground on summer weekends

“If you’re a native Philadelphian, you’ve played at Smith,” said Aissia Richardson, chair of SEPTA’s Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). Like many Philadelphians, three generations of Richardson’s family have fond memories of…

    • SEPTA trolley map

SEPTA to close trolley tunnel for more than a week

For 10 days this August, SEPTA will close the tunnel that carries trolley routes 11, 13, 34 and 36 beneath Center City. Those trolleys will begin and end at 40th and…

    • Entrance doors a quarter of the way down each car allow immediate access into the train rather than a vestibule

SEPTA breaks regional rail ridership records with 36,023,000 trips

SEPTA’s regional rail network saw record ridership in fiscal year 2013, with 36,023,000 trips taken between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013. This volume comes despite SEPTA’s now notorious budget…

    • SEPTA approves one-month budget, waits for word from state

SEPTA approves one-month budget, waits for word from Harrisburg

Just two business days before the start of the new fiscal year, SEPTA bought itself a little more time to decide on its 2014 operating budget by approving a one-month operating…

    • Proposed SEPTA Regional Rail systems and zones

Hoard the tokens, SEPTA fares increase next week

SEPTA riders may want to stock up on tokens before the price jumps to $1.80 next week, and those who pay the cash fare for buses, trolleys and subways, should get…

    • Cecil B. Moore Mosaic, Courtesy of SEPTA and Jonathan Mandell
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SEPTA re-dedicates Cecil B. Moore Station

SEPTA re-dedicated its Cecil B. Moore Station to its namesake Cecil B. Moore and his legacy Monday morning. At the ceremony, SEPTA unveiled a new mosaic honoring Moore and a plaque…

    • City Ave Traffic

Region shifts shrinking funds to transportation preservation

Another regional report has more grim financial news for our transportation world.  Today, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) opens its Connections 2040 long-range plan to public comment. Of…

    • The former City Branch rail cut runs from Broad to 27th Street and portions are used for parking

Planning Commission will consider both BRT and park options in City Branch

Next week, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) will release the final version of its Central District Plan, and when it does, the plan will include something that the draft…

    • NPT turnstile models

SEPTA to gate regional rail stations for New Payment Technology

Big changes are headed for regional rail riders when SEPTA implements its new smartcard payment system on the rail network. The transition won’t happen until sometime in 2014, but critics are…

    • West Trenton Station, Photo by Neal Santos

SEPTA seeks TIGER funds to separate freight and passenger trains

SEPTA is working on a federal TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant application that could mean the difference between increasing safety, speeds and ADA accessibility along the West Trenton Line…

    • Broad Street between Callowhill and Noble streets is one of the city's structurally deficient bridges

PennDOT to rebuild hidden Broad Street bridge

Many Philadelphians have driven over one of the city’s structurally deficient spans countless times and not even known it was a bridge. But when imminent construction begins to disrupt traffic over…

    • Bridgeport Viaduct, Photo courtesy of SEPTA

SEPTA's critical deferred project update

In January, SEPTA identified five critical deferred projects that, if it does not come up with the funds to fix, will be the first pieces of the network to close.  With…

    • This summer SEPTA will renew and repave portions of the Route 10 trolley tracks

Route 10 trolley track work begins Sunday

The summer months are on their way, and that means summer construction, paving and maintenance projects will be popping up throughout the city. One of the first, track work on SEPTA’s…

    • connectKOP hopes to alleviate congestion by providing information on auto alternatives

King of Prussia transportation website aims to reduce congestion

Locally King of Prussia might be as well known for its traffic congestion as it is  for having the East Coast’s largest shopping mall. In an effort to reduce some of…

    • Passengers fear they won't be able to afford CCT service if SEPTA raises fares

Riders fear paratransit and SharedRide fare increases

SEPTA customers fear they will not be able to afford paratransit and SharedRide service if SEPTA increases the cost of a ride from $4 to $4.50 as proposed in the preliminary…

    • SEPTA Transpass

SEPTA to impose TransPass limits

As part of its New Payment Technology (NPT) plans, SEPTA has proposed ride limits on monthly and weekly passes. If this is approved, Weekly TransPasses will be capped at 50…

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