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May 29, 2015 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
SEPTA has created a broad ban on unacceptable advertising, following a federal court ruling earlier this year that required the transit agency to accept anti-Islamic bus ads featuring Adolf Hitler. The new policy, expected to be approved by the SEPTA board on Thursday, will prohibit political ads or any ad that expresses an opinion about political, economic, religious, historical, or social issues, or disparages any person or group, or that could incite lawless action, or prompt a lawsuit for defamation or invasion of privacy.
NEWS
May 29, 2015 | BY JENNIFER WRIGHT, Daily News Staff Writer wrightj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5938
TO AVOID HEADACHES over potentially offensive advertisements, SEPTA officials are set to further tighten advertising criteria. Today, the transit agency's board will consider requiring that advertisers be liable for any legal fees incurred from an advertisement. That includes lawsuits or "any adverse actions such as damage to our vehicles that could be caused by the ad," SEPTA spokeswoman Jerri Williams said. The amendment on the table includes highly specific criteria like banning ads for the sale of tobacco or firearms.
BUSINESS
May 29, 2015 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
SEPTA plans to spend up to $154 million for 18 new Regional Rail locomotives, the authority's biggest railroad acquisition in a decade. The electric locomotives would replace eight aging engines operating on the Lansdale-Doylestown, Paoli-Thorndale, Trenton, and Wilmington-Newark lines, and add capacity to other regional lines. The SEPTA board is expected to approve the purchase on Thursday, with the locomotives to be delivered in 2018. SEPTA is buying 13 "Cities Sprinter" ACS-64 locomotives to be built by Siemens Industry Inc., the German conglomerate, at its factory in Sacramento, Calif.
NEWS
May 24, 2015 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
Four protesters were charged with assaulting Philadelphia police officers after a peaceful vigil Thursday night on Temple University's campus became violent. The vigil, organizers said, was held at Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue to honor black women and children who were victims of police violence. But when the crowd saw SEPTA police arrest a man at Broad and Oxford Streets for an unrelated offense about 9:50 p.m., an altercation ensued. Chananiah Maxwell, 23, of Upper Darby, was charged with aggravated assault.
NEWS
May 22, 2015 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
Almost alone among the nation's railroads, SEPTA's Regional Rail network is on pace to meet a federal deadline of Dec. 31 to install a "positive train control" system to prevent accidents like the Amtrak derailment last week that killed eight and injured 200 passengers. SEPTA moved faster than most railroads to buy the necessary radio spectrum needed to send control information to trains. That gave SEPTA a crucial head start in 2010. And SEPTA delayed other projects for years to spend more than $300 million for positive train control because the federal government did not provide funding when it mandated the control system.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 2015
If you go . . . BLUE CROSS RIVERRINK "SUMMERFEST"   REGULATION-SIZE ice-hockey rink, now covered in temporary tiles expressly made for roller skating. Setup is roofless. Sessions every 1.5 hours. *  Basics : 101 S. Columbus Blvd. (between Market and Chestnut streets), 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, $3 for 1.5 hours (reservations suggested; lodge and arcade admission, free), $10 skate rental (toddler size 8 through adult men's 12)
NEWS
May 19, 2015 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
Amtrak service on the Northeast Corridor will resume Monday morning, according to a statement from the railroad. "Effective with departures from Philadelphia at 5:53 a.m. (Train 110) and New York City at 5:30 a.m. (Train 111), all Amtrak Acela Express, Northeast Regional and other services resume," the statement read. SEPTA's Trenton regional rail service, which operates on Amtrak rails, will also resume on Monday, SEPTA officials announced.. "Due to an anticipated reduction in the number of operating tracks, inbound trains (to Center City)
NEWS
May 19, 2015 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Samantha Melamed, and Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writers
Amtrak and SEPTA trains were scheduled to roll again early Monday over newly restored rail lines that replaced those mangled by the derailment last week of a Washington-to-New York commuter train. Both transit agencies said a monumental repair effort since Tuesday's fatal accident at Frankford Junction had enabled service restoration to tens of thousands of commuters left stranded by the outage. "Amtrak staff and crew have been working around the clock to repair the infrastructure necessary to restore service for all the passengers who travel along the Northeast Corridor," said Amtrak CEO Joe Boardman in announcing the restoration.
NEWS
May 15, 2015 | By Tricia Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
Just before Tuesday's deadly Amtrak derailment, both a SEPTA commuter train and another Amtrak train in the same corridor were hit by projectiles, one which crashed through the engineer's window. An Amtrak spokesman could not be reached regarding Amtrak Acela Train 2173, which passengers said was struck at about 9:05 p.m. A SEPTA train was struck by a projectile at about 9:10 p.m., according to a SEPTA spokeswoman, who said there is no indication the incident is connected to the derailment, which happened at about 9:30 p.m. Mayor Nutter, at a news conference Wednesday afternoon, reiterated that the incident with the SEPTA train had "nothing to do" with the derailment.
NEWS
May 8, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
THE WOMAN behind the wheel of a SEPTA bus that nearly hit a freight train in South Philly on Tuesday lost control when she fell out of her seat, as seen in footage released yesterday by the transit authority. The unidentified driver was not wearing her seat belt, a violation of SEPTA guidelines, according to spokeswoman Jerri Williams. "Had she had her seat belt on, the likelihood of this accident would have been greatly diminished," said Williams. The crash happened about 6:05 p.m., not long after the Route 29 bus left its station of origin near Pier 70 in South Philly.
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