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    • Lansdale Station

In Lansdale, SEPTA's newest station now open for business

If you build it, they will come. At least, that's the idea behind SEPTA's first new train station in 18 years. The new Ninth Street station in Lansdale was built to…

    • IBEW 98 Business Manager John

Bipartisan group of politicians renew call for Broad Street Line extension to Navy Yard

A bipartisan group of state, local and federal politicians gathered at the Navy Yard today to rally support behind extending SEPTA’s Broad Street Subway Line (BSL) to the growing office park.…

    • NTSB IIC Mike Flanigon briefs Vice Chairman Dinh-Zarr on the scene of the Amtrak Train #188 Derailment in Philadelphia, PA | NTSB, Creative Commons

Six months later, what has been done to prevent another Amtrak 188?

Thursday marks six months since Amtrak passenger train no. 188 derailed, killing eight passengers and seriously injuring more than 200. As it approached the Frankford Junction curve in North Philadelphia, Amtrak…

    • It's Slippery Rail Season, folks.

Streetsplainer: It’s 'Slippery Rail Season' - What the heck is that?

It’s November, so we’re smack dab in the middle of what SEPTA calls slippery rail season and PATCO calls leaf season. At the Thanksgiving dinner that is public transit in the…

    • SEPTA GM Jeffrey Knueppel

Q&A: New SEPTA GM Jeff Knueppel

As Jeff Knueppel takes over as the general manager for SEPTA, he will lead an agency remarkably different from the one he joined as an entry-level structural engineer back in 1988.…

    • Manayunk Bridge from Venice Island | Lindsay Lazarski/Keystone Crossroads

Manayunk Bridge reopens today as a trail, a symbol of a changing economy

Iconic. Ever since it opened in 1918, the Manayunk Bridge has been iconic, a symbol for its namesake section of Philadelphia. “It's one of those things that's always been the symbol…

    • member robert sumwalt on the scene of the amtrak train 188 derailment in philadelphia pa flickr photo sharing

Congress extends Positive Train Control deadline and the Highway Trust Fund’s insolvency

Congress passed a bill yesterday extending the federal deadline for railroads to implement Positive Train Control safety technologies by three to five years. The original deadline to install PTC on all…

    • Bus on Bus Stop Pad at 7th and Chestnut/Jim Saksa, PlanPhilly

SEPTA announces public-private partnership for energy-efficient retrofits

At its October meeting last week, SEPTA's board approved two sustainability projects made possible by the state's 2012 Guaranteed Energy Savings Act (GESA) enabling public-private partnerships for financing energy projects.  SEPTA…

    • Route 66 Trackless Trolley

Stops consolidated on Frankford Avenue’s Trackless Trolley Route 66

SEPTA announced that it will consolidate 20 stops and relocate 7 more on its Trackless Trolley Route 66 that primarily runs on Frankford Avenue. The changes to boarding and disembarking will…

    • Joe Casey, flanked by Sen. Bob Casey and FTA Admin Rogoff

Exit Interview: Outgoing SEPTA GM Joe Casey

After 34 years at SEPTA, the last (nearly) eight as General Manager, Joe Casey officially retired on September 30th. Not that he’s going anywhere far: Casey is just moving down the…

    • Sen. Bob Casey (from left), union president John Johnson, Casey and Rogoff tour City Hall.

Exit Interview: Outgoing SEPTA GM Joe Casey (Long Version)

After 34 years at SEPTA, the last (nearly) eight as General Manager, Joe Casey officially retired on September 30th. Not that he’s going anywhere far: Casey is just moving down the…

    • #SEPTA247

Should Philly colleges give transit passes to all students?

Last year we took a look at Pittsburgh’s success bundling discount transit access into tuition at area colleges, and we were interested to see last week that SEPTA's Youth Advisory Council…

    • SEPTA Proposal for lot near FTC/Photo courtesy of Frankford CDC

SEPTA approves redevelopment of Frankford Transportation Center employee parking lot into needed supermarket

Last week, the SEPTA Board adopted a Finding of Special Opportunity resolution providing for a request for proposal for redeveloping two authority-owned parcels next to the Frankford Transportation Center (FTC). The…

    • New SEPTA GM Jeff Knueppel sports a Joe Casey button

SEPTA names Jeffrey Knueppel General Manager to succeed retiring Joe Casey

Cursing. Shouting. Snoring. Lots of complaining. Those are all common sounds at SEPTA board meetings. Until today, though, never a grown man trying not to cry. That was pretty exceptional. But,…

    • Rendering of 9th Street Station in Lansdale

New SEPTA station in Lansdale set to spur transit-oriented development

The opening of a new SEPTA station has developers and officials planning new high-density apartments over ground floor retail, full of new gastropubs, artisanal cafes and independent breweries attracting highly mobile…

    • Pope Francis

PopeBus to provide park-and-ride service to SEPTA regional rail stations for papal visit

Move over, Popemobile! The PopeBus is coming to town. More specifically, dozens of PopeBuses will be coming to over 50 towns across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland to pick up…

    • Flat Screen Display at 22nd Street Station/Photo courtesy of Amara Rockar

SEPTA piloting flat screen station displays for papal visit

The sight of new, dynamic information displays at a few SEPTA stations has some riders singing "Hallelujah," while a few others cast disparging glances for their fellow passenger's worship…

    • Route 15

More Saturday and evening service coming to West Philly trolleys

SEPTA's fall transit schedule will go into effect next week, which is good news for trolley fans. Starting Monday, Sept. 7th, SEPTA's Route 15, 101 and 102 trolleys will resume service,…

    • SEPTA Bus Routes and walking distances

SEPTA announces bus route changes for papal visit, still has regional rail passes available

We know what you’ve been thinking. “Hey, it’s been, like, two days since I saw a new papal visit map! What gives?” Have no fear, dear reader: SEPTA’s got you. At…

    • Double decker bus operated by PTC in 1940

Streetsplainer update: Turns out a SEPTA predecessor used double-decker buses

Ok, so this isn’t so much an update as the correction of an oversight from last week’s Streetsplainer on why SEPTA doesn’t use double decker buses. Reader Ira Schreiber of…

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