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March 4, 2016
WHAT IS Pasquale "Pat" Deon , a GOP bigwig from Bucks County, doing raising money for State Rep. Dwight Evans , a Philly Democrat looking to unseat indicted U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah in this year's congressional election? A Clout tipster asks: Could it have anything to do with the fact that Evans sits on SEPTA's board of directors and has supported Deon as chairman? "That's silly nonsense," said Evans campaign manager Michael Dineen . Perfect. We specialize in silly nonsense.
NEWS
February 29, 2016
Woman knifed in train elevator A woman had a scary elevator ride at a SEPTA train station in Kensington early Saturday when a man tried to rob her at knifepoint, police said. At about 1:30 a.m., the 30-year-old woman was in an elevator at the Huntingdon Station, at 2600 Kensington Ave., at the Market-Frankford Line when the man got into the elevator with her, police said. The man pulled out what looked like a kitchen knife and said, "Give me the money," then stabbed the victim in the left shoulder and left leg as he tried to fleece her pockets, said Officer Tanya Little, a police spokeswoman.
NEWS
February 28, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, STAFF WRITER
SEPTA got some good news this morning in its project to install a new braking system on Regional Rail trains. The Federal Railroad Administration has been testing the Positive Train Control System overnight this week, and after reviewing tests Thursday night, the federal agency indicated the system is up to snuff. PTC equipment installed on tracks and trains will automatically slow or stop vehicles if an operator fails to follow track speed restrictions. Experts have said this system would have prevented the fatal Philadelphia Amtrak crash in May. The first passengers to ride trains with PTC activated are those who use the Warminster Line, a line which sees trains going in both directions using the one stretch of track.
BUSINESS
February 27, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, Staff Writer
In the middle of the night Thursday, hours after Regional Rail service is put to bed, trains will still be running on the Warminster line. They're the subjects of the final Federal Railroad Administration tests on SEPTA's Positive Train Control system, a long-awaited braking system that may be days away from coming online for the first time. PTC will automatically slow or stop a train that is exceeding recommended speed limits on the rail. Experts have said the system would have prevented the Amtrak crash in Philadelphia in May that killed eight.
NEWS
February 27, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin and Laura McCrystal, STAFF WRITERS
SEPTA on Friday unveiled its preferred plan to extend regional rail service to King of Prussia: an elevated spur that would run four to five miles, mainly along the Pennsylvania Turnpike. With an estimated pricetag of $1.1 billion, the spur off the Norristown High Speed Line could be operational by 2023, officials said. It would carry 8,500 passengers daily to five stops, including one inside the King of Prussia Mall. The goal is loftier: to finally connect Philadelphia via rail to a business and commercial hub among the largest of its kind in the country.
NEWS
February 21, 2016 | By Robert Moran, Staff Writer
A man who fell into the track area of the Broad Street Line at City Hall on Friday afternoon was rescued by fellow SEPTA riders, including a Temple University student who jumped down to help him while a train was approaching. "As someone who takes the subway almost daily, the thought of falling onto the tracks has always been terrifying," Richard Montgomery, a marketing student, posted on Facebook after the incident, which occurred around noon. After the man fell, Montgomery jumped down to help him, said SEPTA spokeswoman Kristin Geiger.
BUSINESS
February 21, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, Staff Writer
In less than a decade, Hunting Park Avenue's industrial warehouses have been revived by bustling businesses and social service centers. A gym, a center for crime victims, schools, and doctors' offices now hug the four-lane artery east of Broad Street. Developers say the area is one of the few in the city that still offers lots of big parcels with parking. Without a car, though, getting to the growing commercial hub has been a hassle. That will change Sunday. SEPTA is adding 21/2 miles and 22 stops to the Route 53 bus, mostly along Hunting Park from Ninth to G Streets.
NEWS
February 20, 2016
SEPTA and Amtrak service service has resumed Thursday evening with residual delays in Northeast Philadelphia after a warehouse fire along the tracks in the city's Holmesburg section was declared under control, officials said. Just before 5:30 p.m., a fire was reported at a two-story brick warehouse in the 7700 block of Edmund Street. SEPTA's Trenton line was suspended through the area and Amtrak trains were halted from going through the area as firefighters battled the blaze.
NEWS
February 19, 2016 | By Helen Ubinas, Daily News Columnist
THERE WAS something familiar about James Williams' hushed cellphone conversation in my lung doctor's office. "It's just a few blocks," he said. "She can't walk that far," he said. Finally: "I waited 25 minutes on the phone for you to tell me you can't do anything?" While his mother was being seen by the doctor, Williams told me he'd been talking to SEPTA's Customized Community Transport (CCT Connect), which provides transportation to elderly and disabled residents. Except when it doesn't.
NEWS
February 18, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, STAFF WRITER
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.
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