June 22, 2016 |
Asbury, N.J.-based builders J.G. Petrucci Co. plan to officially start work Wednesday on an eight-building, 151-unit apartment complex across the street from SEPTA's Warminster regional rail station. The development, to be called Jacksonville Station, is expected to open in Spring 2017, the company said in a release. J.G. Petrucci also built the nearby Station at Bucks County residential complex, a 257-unit project that opened in 2012. firstname.lastname@example.org 215-854-2615 @jacobadelman
June 21, 2016 |
In another era, SEPTA's proposal to build a power plant in an industrial complex near its Wayne Junction station might have attracted little attention. SEPTA says the project, which would power most of the transit agency's northern Regional Rail system, will keep its trains running in case of a Peco blackout. It also says the $26.8 million plant will save money, and require no outlay for the cash-strapped agency. But SEPTA's proposed power plant would be fueled by natural gas, which despite its clean-burning attributes has become a lightning rod for anti-fossil-fuel activists.
June 16, 2016
A 76-year-old woman who was struck by a SEPTA bus in the city's Chestnut Hill section Thursday has died, police said Tuesday. Police identified the woman as Elizabeth O'Malley, 76, of the 800 block of East Horton Street in West Philadelphia. She died at 5:05 p.m. Saturday at Einstein Medical Center, police said. It was about 4:20 p.m. Thursday when the Route L bus traveling south on Germantown Avenue made a left onto Gravers Lane and hit O'Malley and a 50-year-old woman, who were walking in a crosswalk.
June 15, 2016
SEPTA's new fare card went on sale Monday morning. SEPTA Key, the electronic fare card that will eventually replace passes and tokens on the region's public transportation network, is being made available to 10,000 people on a first-come, first-served basis. Cash, tokens, and - for the first time on SEPTA's system - credit cards can be used on kiosks to buy the new cards. These kiosks are in six stops on the Market Frankford Line and six stops on the Broad Street Line. Once you have the card, though, you can "reload" it like an E-ZPass - setting up an account online, or over the phone, and adding to it as needed.
June 15, 2016 |
For those who were among the first to buy SEPTA's new smart fare card Monday morning, the sheer novelty was a big part of the draw. "I just wanted to get a daily [pass] to see what it was like," said Dennis Grimes, of Philadelphia, who passed through Dilworth Plaza Station on his way to work at a Center City health-care company. At 6 a.m., when SEPTA's yellow-vested ambassadors arrived at the two silver kiosks in the station to help customers with the new SEPTA Key fare system, people were already waiting.
June 11, 2016
Two women were hospitalized after they were hit by a SEPTA bus Thursday afternoon in the city's Chestnut Hill section, an agency spokesman said. The Route L bus was traveling on Germantown Avenue at Gravers Lane when it hit the women about 4:20 p.m., said SEPTA spokesman Andrew Busch. The women were transported to Einstein Medical Center. Their injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, Busch said. The cause of the accident was under investigation. - Robert Moran
June 11, 2016 |
The fare system of Philadelphia's future arrives Monday. SEPTA Key, the electronic fare card that will eventually replace passes and tokens on the region's public transportation network, is being made available to 10,000 people - first come, first served - in the coming weeks. SEPTA officials are keen to demonstrate the system's capabilities, and a brief presentation Thursday showed how cash, tokens, and - for the first time on SEPTA's system - credit cards can be used on kiosks to buy the new cards.
June 7, 2016
Service was restored Sunday afternoon at SEPTA's Norristown Transportation Center two hours after it was shut down about 1:30 p.m. at the request of Norristown Police after a suspicious package was discovered at the adjacent Bieber Tourways bus depot. At 3:45 p.m., a SEPTA spokesperson said the Norristown High Speed Line, the Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail Line and bus service had resumed. "It ended up being nothing," said a Norristown Police spokesman. "The bomb squad cleared it. " SEPTA had stopped servicing the Norristown Transportation Center after receiving word from Norristown police that an unattended package was being investigated.
June 5, 2016 |
A van crashed into a utility pole at North 9th Street and Roosevelt Boulevard early Friday, briefly knocking out power to 1,300 PECO customers, including SEPTA's Broad Street Line. No injuries were reported in the crash at about 4:30 a.m. in an area bound by the Logan, Olney and Hunting Park sections of the city. Benjamin Armstrong, a PECO spokesman, said power was restored about a half-hour later. SEPTA, however, was not able to fully restore service on the Broad Street and Ridge Spur Lines until about 5:45 a.m. - Joseph A. Gambardello
May 30, 2016 |
The runner who was critically injured by a hit-and-run driver in Holmesburg a week ago was a SEPTA Transit police officer for whom runners plan a four-mile "get well" outing Sunday. Officer Gary Miller, 44, was running on Rowland Avenue, near Chippendale Street, about 3 p.m. last Sunday when a dark-colored sedan struck him from behind, throwing him up against the windshield before he landed on the road. SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestel III said Saturday that Miller, who has been a transit officer for about 13 years, was in serious condition in the intensive-care unit at the Aria Health-Torresdale Campus.