NEGOTIATORS for SEPTA and transit police are to meet for a second straight day of bargaining Thursday, after three hours of talks Wednesday.
The strike by 219 transit police enters its eighth day Thursday.
Meanwhile, as negotiators met privately at the Ballard Spahr law firm that assists SEPTA in labor talks, the transit agency and its police traded accusations over the strike's effect on public safety.
SEPTA challenged claims by the striking cops that crimes have increased at SEPTA stations and vehicles during the strike. Most of the crimes cited by the union's spokesman actually happened at nearby stores, SEPTA spokesman Richard Maloney said.