CollectionsSepta
IN THE NEWS

Septa

NEWS
March 7, 2015 | By Anthony R. Wood and Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writers
Like the winter of 2014-15 itself, Thursday's snow was a late arrival. But for the region's commuters - and almost anyone else who had to go anywhere - this was a case of better never than late. By the time the snow tapered off late in the day, close to a foot had fallen in parts of the region, by far the biggest snowfall of a strange winter in which March has behaved like January. The storm's most disruptive element probably was its timing. Rain and sleet changed to heavy snow right before the peak morning commute.
NEWS
February 27, 2015 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
FEW THINGS in daily life are scarier than being trapped on a train with no heat or power that's draped with live wires. Except maybe a puddle of unidentified goo on the seat or the floor, but this story is not about that. Instead, about 500 rush-hour commuters found themselves stranded on SEPTA's Warminster Line after the live wire came down on the Center City-bound train just before 8:15 a.m. south of the Roslyn Station in Montgomery County. The passengers kept their cool - and their sense of humor - until SEPTA was able to scramble a "rescue train" to the disabled train to retrieve the marooned riders.
NEWS
February 21, 2015 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
SEPTA is preparing to launch a $22 million remake of the Margaret-Orthodox elevated station on the Market-Frankford Line and Arrott Transportation Center in Frankford. A committee of the SEPTA board on Thursday approved a plan to award a $20.9 million construction contract to James J. Anderson Construction Co., of Philadelphia, and a $1.1 million contract to Lima Co., of Philadelphia. If the full board approves the contracts next week, work is expected to start by June to install three elevators, security cameras, new structural steel, new transformers and communications systems.
NEWS
February 21, 2015 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
A SEPTA board committee has approved new labor contracts with two rail unions, paving the way for approval by the full board next week. Members of both unions, which represent about 140 maintenance workers, clerks and passenger-service employees, voted last week to ratify the contracts, which provide a 5 percent raise over the 31-month term of the pacts. The contracts with the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen and the Transportation Communications International Union/International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers followed the pattern set last fall by the contract negotiated with the largest of SEPTA's 17 unions, Transport Workers Union Local 234. pnussbaum@phillynews.com 215-854-4587 @nussbaumpaul
NEWS
February 18, 2015 | ABBY CRUZ, Daily News Staff Writer cruza@phillynews.com, 215-854-5938
VERNON WILKINS travels the city on buses, subways and foot, selling $1 carrot cupcakes he bakes from scratch, using a recipe he has made nearly every day - the exact same way - for the past 35 years. "I never ever, ever, ever changed or skimped on my recipe," he said. "I buy fresh products every day. I go to the market every day. One of my favorite sayings in life is, 'If it's not broke, don't fix it,' and that's how I managed to be successful so long. " In the beginning, Wilkins, 60, sold carrot cake in his West Philly store.
NEWS
February 14, 2015 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the thousands of Democratic conventioneers, SEPTA will spruce up the dilapidated subway and trolley stations and concourses beneath City Hall. However, the long-delayed, $150 million overhaul of the City Hall Station and 15th Street Station won't happen until after the crowds leave town, SEPTA officials said Thursday. The subways will get cosmetic improvements this summer, in time for Pope Francis' visit, and will be touched up again in 2016 before the Democrats arrive in July.
NEWS
February 14, 2015 | By Justine McDaniel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Residents won't have to look too hard to spot a county bus in Chester County from now on. They will just need to glance around for the splash of lime green in the middle of traffic. The two non-SEPTA bus lines that serve Chester County have been given a makeover and a new name, Chescobus, by the Transportation Management Association of Chester County (TMACC). The changes are an attempt to attract riders and make the four buses more identifiable in a part of the county where there are few mass-transit options.
NEWS
February 13, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Southwest Philadelphia man was arrested Wednesday in the attempted rape of a woman in SEPTA's Jefferson Station on Monday afternoon. Police say Reginald Green, 26, attacked the 27-year-old woman, whom he had met about a half-hour before the 1 p.m. assault in the station, formerly Market East. He was charged with attempted rape, aggravated indecent assault, aggravated assault, unlawful restraint, robbery, and related offenses. The woman, who police say is not from the area and did not know Green, met him near the station at 10th and Filbert Streets.
BUSINESS
February 12, 2015 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
SEPTA managers and Regional Rail workers differed sharply Tuesday on the possible safety effects if SEPTA is permitted to avoid requirements of a federal rule designed to limit fatigue. SEPTA wants the Federal Railroad Administration to renew a waiver that the transit agency has had from the work rule for two years. At an FRA public hearing in Delaware County on Tuesday, engineers and conductors argued that a waiver would endanger passengers by forcing train crews to work with too little rest.
NEWS
February 6, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
MICHAEL, a Frankford teen, is a poster boy for all the wrong reasons. Last year, Michael - a pseudonym, because most of his offenses were committed as a juvenile - was cited 15 times in six months for hopping onto a SEPTA train without paying, law-enforcement sources said. It got so bad, one SEPTA Transit Police officer told the Daily News , that the cashiers at his most frequently visited stations began to recognize him and would tip off police before he even approached their windows.
« Prev | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|