May 31, 2013
In the Region Peco rate cut kicks in Friday Just in time for the summer air-conditioning season, most Peco customers will enjoy a substantial rate cut starting Friday, when the cost of residential default electrical service will drop by 10.4 percent, from 9.61 cents per kilowatt-hour to 8.61 cents. The quarterly price adjustment will be in effect for the next three months. This is also the first summer that Peco is not charging two-tiered rates, which imposed a higher rate on consumption in excess of 500 kilowatt-hours.
May 26, 2013
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May 25, 2013 |
SEPTA fares will increase July 1, but the transit agency's new budget, supposed to take effect at the same time, is still undetermined. The SEPTA board on Thursday approved increases that will boost the bus, subway, and trolley cash fare to $2.25 from the current $2. The cost of a token will go to $1.80, up from the current $1.55. Also on July 1, Regional Rail fare zones will change, with the current seven reduced to six. Zone 5, which includes distant suburban stations such as Yardley, Doylestown, Malvern, and Downingtown, will be eliminated.
May 1, 2013 |
TO REDUCE the number of trespassers who die on its rails, SEPTA will hold its first-ever Safety Awareness Day during morning rush tomorrow, sending 500 staffers to 160 regional rail, subway and trolley stations to warn riders that a trespass can be a TransPass to a violent end. SEPTA had 111 rail deaths from 2003 to 2012 on its regional rail (74 deaths), subway (27) and trolley (10) lines - including 41 confirmed suicides. There have been eight rail deaths in 2013, including two confirmed suicides.
April 25, 2013 |
More money or less service. That was the familiar essence of SEPTA's capital-budget presentation Tuesday, as the agency noted how little $308 million will buy these days. In two hearings at its Center City headquarters, SEPTA officials outlined what they described as a bare-bones spending plan for construction, new vehicles, and growing debt service. Cuts in state funding have reduced SEPTA's capital budget 25 percent since 2010, and if Harrisburg doesn't come up with more money, the transit future is grim, said Catherine Popp-McDonough, SEPTA's director of capital budgets.
January 26, 2013 |
SEPTA on Thursday began the long process of replacing 231 aging Silverliner IV train cars, even as it waits for the last of its new Silverliner V cars. SEPTA officials met with representatives of 12 car manufacturers and other companies in an "expression of interest" session Thursday. Among the manufacturers expressing interest in bidding on a contract for the new cars was Hyundai Rotem Corp., which built the new Silverliner V cars but fell two years behind schedule amid production and labor problems.
November 18, 2012
A man in his 20s who apparently fell off the platform was injured by a regional rail train as it arrived at Suburban Station shortly after 5 a.m. Saturday, SEPTA spokesman Andrew Busch said. The man ended up under the train, Busch said. He was treated at Hahnemann University Hospital for minor injuries and a possible broken foot. - Jonathan Lai