February 18, 2016 |
The 53 Bus Route will be getting a little longer starting this weekend. As of Sunday, the bus will add two and a half miles to its route, taking it to Feltonville, Juniata Park and Hunting Park. The added service, which begins Feb. 21, will take the bus along East Hunting Park Avenue. The extension, approved about a year ago, will operate along East Hunting Park Avenue, SEPTA officials said. "Strong growth along the East Hunting Park drove community, political, and business requests for service," said Manuel Smith, a SEPTA spokesman.
January 31, 2016
ISSUE | BLIZZARD OF 2016 The neighborhood the plows forgot Mayor Kenney has been praised for the storm cleanup, but not by residents of East Germantown, where most of the streets as of Thursday had yet to see a plow pass through - not even on the bus routes ("Storming into good graces," Thursday). I have owned House at Pooh Corner Day Care in East Germantown for more than 35 years, and this is the first time I have seen the bus routes go unplowed. My teachers had to walk long distances to work because the Route XH bus was suspended for days.
November 28, 2015 |
After 65 years riding SEPTA's Route 23, Diana Wilson has mastered it. "I study the 23, honey," she said before hopping off the bus in Germantown to pick up her grandson. "You can wait for a long time. But if you study it, you can figure it out. " That particular branch of public-transit scholarship is about to be transformed: Starting Sunday, SEPTA will split the route - which has traversed the city, in one form or another, for more than a century - into two. That schism will break up what had been SEPTA's busiest bus route, carrying 21,600 passengers on a typical weekday - and one of its longest, running nearly 14 miles from Broad and Oregon through Center City, into North Philadelphia and Germantown before rattling over cobblestones into Chestnut Hill.
July 2, 2015 |
SEPTA's busiest bus route is getting a makeover come November. The Route 23 bus will become two distinct routes known as the 23 bus and the 45 bus. The change was one of several transit proposals approved by the SEPTA board. "We decided to split it because the 23 had a really hard time sticking to its schedule," said Dan Nemiroff, senior operations planner at SEPTA. The northern route, to be known as the 23 bus, will travel from Chestnut Hill toward Center City via Germantown Avenue and 12th Street.
February 11, 2013 |
NEWPORT, R.I. - Travel eased and life slowly returned to normal for most New Englanders after a massive blizzard, but many remained without power in cold and darkened homes and a forecast of rain brought a new worry: Weight piling up dangerously on roofs already burdened by heavy snow. The storm that slammed into the region with up to 3 feet of snow was blamed for at least 14 deaths in the Northeast and Canada, and brought some of the highest accumulations ever recorded. Still, coastal areas were largely spared catastrophic damage.
November 21, 2012 |
SEPTA is extending services for late-night shoppers scouting Black Friday deals on Thursday night. * King of Prussia Mall: Bus routes 99, 123, 124 and 125 will run on regular schedule. Three extra trips are added to the Route 125 bus. The mall opens at midnight. * Montgomery Mall: Bus routes 94, 96 and 132 will run on regular schedule until the mall opens at midnight. * Plymouth Meeting Mall: Bus routes L, 27 and 98 will run on regular schedule. Stores open between midnight and 5 a.m. * Springfield Mall: Trolley service on route 101 and bus routes 109 and 110 will run on regular schedule prior to the mall's midnight opening.
November 1, 2012 |
You'll actually be on time for work today. Most of the area's mass transit systems are in good shape, although NJ Transit is still seeing bugs leftover from Sandy's flooding. Downed trees, wires and haywire signals forced either complete shutdowns or serious delays on the Philadelphia region's commuter routes since Sandy struck on Monday. "Everything is running," SEPTA spokeswoman Heather Redfern said this morning. "I think we're good today. " Trains, buses and trolleys are humming along, and the only delays are typical of a routine morning.
October 31, 2012 |
All SEPTA regional rail lines will be working Wednesday, operating from the normal start of service in the morning on a weekday schedule, SEPTA announced Tuesday evening. Meanwhile, PATCO announced that service resumed at 6 p.m. tonight, with trains departing every half hour. Amtrak was to resume most service in the area Wednesday, though New York City service remains suspended because of tunnel flooding. NJ Transit said it would resume limited bus service Wednesday in Camden.
July 25, 2012 |
NJ Transit will get $2.6 million to move ahead with plans for a "bus rapid transit" route to link South Jersey and Philadelphia, and SEPTA will receive $5 million to upgrade its 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby, federal transportation officials said Monday. In addition, NJ Transit is getting $73 million to upgrade its statewide bus fleet, including new buses that run on compressed natural gas. The South Jersey rapid-bus system along Route 55, Route 42, and I-676 would allow rush-hour buses to travel on highway shoulder lanes and medians for part of the trip to Philadelphia and would provide 1,800 new parking spaces for commuters in Winslow and Deptford Townships.
July 24, 2012 |
NJ Transit will get $2.6 million to move ahead with plans for a "bus rapid-transit" route to link South Jersey and Philadelphia, and SEPTA will receive $5 million to upgrade its 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby, Obama administration transportation officials said Monday. In addition, NJ Transit is getting $76 million to upgrade its statewide bus fleet and buy new buses that run on compressed natural gas. The South Jersey rapid-bus system along Routes 55, 42, and Interstate 676 would allow rush-hour buses to travel on highway shoulder lanes and medians for part of the trip to Philadelphia and would provide 1,800 new parking spaces for commuters in Winslow and Deptford Townships.