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May 1, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
A WOMAN WAS fighting for her life last night after tumbling onto the tracks of SEPTA's Broad Street Line. That woman, a South Philly resident whose age and identity weren't available, remained in critical condition at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital last night after her right leg touched the "third rail," the electrified portion of the train track. An estimated 600 volts coursed through her body during the incident, which happened at 1:18 p.m. at the line's Ellsworth-Federal stop, according to SEPTA Transit Police Chief Thomas Nestel.
NEWS
April 27, 2014
A story Friday about a SEPTA advertising contract misstated the length of the option periods at the end of the contract. The two option periods are two years each.
NEWS
April 25, 2014 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA A Southwest Philadelphia auto mechanic who admitted killing a SEPTA trolley driver on orders of the driver's jilted girlfriend was sentenced Wednesday to 30 to 60 years in prison. Miguel Gonzalez, 39, said nothing before Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Benjamin Lerner sentenced him in the May 31, 2012, shooting of Aaron Hayes Sr. The sentence was negotiated by Assistant District Attorney Gail Fairman and defense attorneys Susan Ricci and Francis Carmen as part of Gonzalez's guilty plea to third-degree murder and conspiracy.
NEWS
April 25, 2014 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-568-8278
THE HIT MAN hired to kill a SEPTA trolley operator in front of the victim's Southwest Philadelphia home on May 31, 2012, pleaded guilty to third-degree murder yesterday. Under the terms of a negotiated plea, Common Pleas Judge Benjamin Lerner immediately sentenced Akai Thuong McRee-Tran to 30-to-60 years in state prison for the murder of Aaron Hayes Sr., 52. McRee-Tran, 49, who was arrested last August under the alias Miguel Gonzalez, declined to make a statement prior to sentencing.
NEWS
April 17, 2014
SEPTA's response to demand for overnight subway service has the momentum that's missing from its efforts to dispense with Mesozoic token technology. The Inquirer reported this week that the agency plans to operate trains at all hours on weekends this summer in a welcome effort to take advantage of increased ridership and revived nightlife. SEPTA's proposed operating budget for the next fiscal year includes funds to run the Market-Frankford and Broad Street lines between midnight and 5 a.m., reintroducing service that was discontinued to cut costs in 1991.
NEWS
April 16, 2014 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
SEPTA will restore all-night subway service on Fridays and Saturdays, at least temporarily, beginning in June, officials said Monday. SEPTA's proposed new operating budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1 includes several hundred thousand dollars to run the Broad Street and Market-Frankford Lines all night on Fridays and Saturdays. Since 1991, subway service has been halted between midnight and 5 a.m., with Nite Owl buses substituted on those routes. Increasing nightlife and residential activity in Center City prompted SEPTA officials to bring back the subway service.
BUSINESS
April 13, 2014 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
The leader of SEPTA's delayed $130 million smart-card fare system retired last week and went to work for the company that is assisting SEPTA in creating the new system. John McGee, SEPTA's chief officer of new payment technologies, is prohibited by SEPTA rules from working on the SEPTA project for one year for his new employer, LTK Engineering Services of Ambler. A SEPTA spokesman said McGee's departure would not further delay the installation of the smart-card system, which will replace tokens, passes, transfers, and tickets on SEPTA's buses, subways, trolleys and, eventually, Regional Rail trains.
NEWS
April 10, 2014
More than 350,000 daily passengers are counting on SEPTA and its workers to reach a labor pact without a strike. But as important as uninterrupted service is to the city and its economy, there's a good deal more riding on an agreement between the transit agency and its 5,500 bus drivers, subway and trolley operators, and mechanics. With a recent infusion of $400 million a year in state funding championed by Gov. Corbett, and with improved service and finances under general manager Joseph M. Casey, SEPTA also has a newly burnished reputation that it must keep on track.
NEWS
April 10, 2014 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
WILLIE BROWN, president of Transport Workers Union Local 234, who shocked the city in 2009 by suddenly calling a SEPTA strike that lasted six days, said yesterday that he won't strike any time soon, as long as both sides are negotiating. Actually, both sides haven't been negotiating since Sunday, when SEPTA submitted its "final offer based on the two-year framework that the union requested," said Jerri Williams, the transit agency's spokeswoman. SEPTA proposed a 5 percent wage hike over two years, along with a 1 percent increase in union members' health-care contributions.
NEWS
April 10, 2014 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
Transit union negotiators will not resume talks with SEPTA until it provides extensive documentation on health-insurance and pension costs, Transport Workers Union Local 234 president Willie Brown said Tuesday. But Brown said a strike by transit workers "is not in my immediate future. " Union leaders have not called for a strike-authorization vote. "As long as we get some movement, we're going to negotiate," he said. In a phone conversation with reporters Tuesday, Brown blasted SEPTA for paying much higher pensions to managers than to union workers, calling it a "clash of the classes.
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