Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The transportation company has proposed minor changes to its price increases.
While SEPTA is still moving forward with its strategy to increase fairs and utilize smart cards for passengers, the regional transportation company might not be increasing the cost of its rides quite as much as it once planned. According to a report in Philly.com, SEPTA is considering scaling back its raised wages, though not in a major way. A board committee will vote on the slight scale back on Thursday. Here is what’s being proposed: According to the report, the change is “designed to avoid a large price increase for airport workers.” Will changes to the rates make you more or less likely to ride SEPTA? Tell us in the comments area below.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Jody Holton comes from SEPTA, where she was a long range planning manager.
Thursday, May 2
From Montgomery County: The Montgomery County commissioners today announced the appointment of Jody L. Holton, AICP, as the new executive director of the county Planning Commission. Holton comes to Montgomery County from the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), where she was manager of long range planning. She has more than a decade of experience as a project manager and planner for a wide range of projects, many of them in Montgomery County. "We are extremely happy to have Jody assume the leadership of our planning commission," said Commissioner Leslie Richards. "She has a broad range of talents as a leader, manager and planner and she has the personality, understanding and vision to maximize the immense talents of…
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Three sought in grocery store thefts, high school student seriously hurt in crash also make headlines.
Saturday, February 9
The 20-year-old victim was trying to hop a fence separating the two tracks on Thursday evening when he was struck by a westbound train. The senior at the regional Catholic high school in Upper Providence Township was on her way home through Limerick Township when she was involved in a head-on collision. A Lansdale Borough Police officer fired in June 2010 for failing to appear at a preliminary hearing — and allegedly lying during Loudermill hearings with borough police officials and administrators as to why he missed the hearing — had his job reinstated by a Montgomery County Common Pleas Court judge in January. The borough is appealing. A car traveling along the Pennsylvania Turnpike lost control and ended up falling 65 feet below, …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
There are few details, but a SEPTA representative confirmed that a man died at the station Thursday night.
A man apparently died at the North Hills train station Thursday night. Abington and SEPTA police, and EMS staff were on the scene at the train station in the North Hills section of Abington. A SEPTA representative said the man—who has not yet been identified—was struck by a train at about 6:15 p.m. “A man was killed by a Lansdale-Doylestown regional rail train coming from Center City and heading toward Doylestown,” Andrew Busch, a spokesman for SEPTA said. A white sheet covered the man, who was laying several feet from the northbound tracks; there were several puddles of blood on the platform. The body was loaded into a Montgomery County Coroner’s van at about 8:15 p.m. The coroner and a SEPTA Police Lieutenant both declined to comment. …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Hurricane Sandy could cause another day of cancelled service.
Update (7:05 p.m., Monday) SEPTA announced its full plan for Tuesday in a release on its website. The statement is below. Early Tuesday morning after the storm has passed through our area, SEPTA crews will inspect and assess the conditions of facilities, equipment and infrastructure in order to ascertain when service can be restored for all modes. This system-wide assessment process will take approximately 6 to 8 hours. The final decision to operate will be coordinated with the City's Office of Emergency Management and based on the safety of the public and our employees. At this time, service on Tuesday cannot be guaranteed, although attempts will be made to restore some service by the afternoon. It is anticipated that full service will …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Taken to Abington Memorial Hospital following accident near Ardsley Station
Update 5:15 p.m. According to Abington Deputy Chief John Livingood a 16-year-old boy was struck by a SEPTA Warminster Line train about 1,000 feet south of the Ardsley train station. The boy was walking north, or in the same direction, as outbound trains on what he apparently thought were the inbound-only tracks. He was wearing headphones and listening to music. Because of work being done on the rail system, the normal outbound tracks were not being used, and all trains going both directions were using the normally-inbound tracks. The train that struck him was outbound and approached him from behind. The engineer saw the victim and began to blow the horn, but the youth continued to walk along, either not hearing the horn because of the …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
A final decision on discontinuing the route will be made April 26
SEPTA held a public hearing on Thursday afternoon to discuss the possible discontinuation of bus route #134, which runs from Chestnut Hill to the Montgomery Mall. Montgomery County has subsidized the route since 1994, but the county’s 2012 operating budget has discontinued the subsidy and SEPTA does not have enough funds to continue operating the route, SEPTA representative John Calnan said. Calnan added that there have “been no successful attempts” to get money from the county to continue the route, and SEPTA did try working with the county to make the route work in their budget. Leo Bagley of the Montgomery County Planning Commission said the county hopes to continue to work with SEPTA and the county understands the importance of public …
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Get real-time updates on schedules via text, email or web.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
SEPTA today launched a trio of new Web- and text-based features that give bus and trolley riders real-time travel updates and new options for accessing schedules. TransitView—the real-time bus and trolley information resource—is complemented by other SEPTA initiatives that add schedule delivery via text message and expand the data available through SEPTA’s mobile website. “These initiatives are playing a major role in our overall efforts to improve customer service,” said SEPTA General Manager Joseph M. Casey in a release. “We are getting customers the information they need and giving it to them when and where they need it.” With TransitView, customers can, for the first time, access real-time travel information for all bus and trolley …