SEPTA took another step Thursday toward patching together a budget to keep trains and buses running while waiting for the state legislature to come up with more money.
The latest plan is to adopt a six-month, $640 million operating budget to get the agency through December.
A SEPTA board committee reviewed the plan Thursday, and the full board is expected to approve it next week.
SEPTA expects to be short $38 million for the full fiscal year, which ends June 30, if more state funding is not forthcoming. That could mean service cuts or another fare increase. Fares went up July 1.