City to Declare Snow Emergency in Advance of Storm

With a storm approaching the region, Managing Director Michael DiBerardinis announced that a Snow Emergency will be declared for the City of Philadelphia beginning at 12:01 am on Thursday, February 9. For citizens,
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Stack Urges SEPTA Riders to Make 2015 Route Changes, Suggestions

Commuters who ride SEPTA are running out of time to propose route changes or make suggestions, Sen. Mike Stack said. The transportation authority is seeking proposals for its 2015 fiscal year. The deadline for making them is Aug. 31. “This is a great opportunity to tell SEPTA what you think they could (more...)

Philadelphia Is At a Heightened Level Of Security

“Philadelphia is at a heightened level of security at this point,” said Mayor Michael Nutter on a press conference, that was  held on Monday night. According to CBS News, "Philadelphia police in coordination with Amtrak, SEPTA, Parks & Recreation Department, and the U.S. National Park Service are all on heightened (more...)

Hurricane Sandy: Pennsylvania “dodged a bullet”, Corbet said

Gov. Corbett said that comparatively speaking, Pennsylvania "dodged a bullet". “For Pennsylvania, it was probably not as bad as it could have been,” Corbett said. “But for New Jersey and New York, it was certainly pretty bad. I would say, preliminarily right now, (more...)

Philadelphia As Recipient Of Tiger IV Grant

Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced that Philadelphia has been named a recipient of a TIGER IV Grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The $12.8 million award will be used to refurbish the SEPTA Wayne Junction Substation though a partnership between the City, SEPTA and PENNDOT. The station was built (more...)

$10 Million Grant To Improve Northeast

U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz announced, that a $10 million grant to upgrade more than 100 existing traffic signals along three transit arteries covering nearly 16 miles in Philadelphia—the majority of them along Castor, Oxford and Bustleton Avenues in the Northeast. In October, Schwartz wrote a letter (more...)

Contactless Cards in SEPTA

Contactless Cards in SEPTA

SEPTA is implementing a new smart card system that will allow for purchasing fares on Septa transportation with the use of a credit, debit, or prepaid card.  The cards will need to hold the “contactless” technology that simply involves placing the card near a ticket machine as opposed to actually (more...)

Big Snow Day in Philadelphia

The winter storm dumped of heavy snow. Philadelphia and the surrounding region has departed. Most schools are closed, including Philadelphia public and Catholic schools. Driving conditions vary from place to place. A number of tractor trailers are reported to be stuck along Interstates throughout the region. All SEPTA bus routes are suspended until (more...)

Heavy Snow Continues Throughout The Region

Heavy snow continues through most of the region, and the snow line is pressing toward the Shore. Snow is accumulating in a hurry in some places, enhanced by the phenomenon called "thundersnow." The City of Philadelphia has declared a snow emergency effective 7 o'clock tonight. 700 Streets Department workers and 450 vehicles (more...)

Philadelphia Metro System to Sell Power Back to Grid

Tough economic times mean lower revenues for America’s public transportation systems. Government funding and ridership drop in tandem with tax revenues and incomes, and many transit systems have recently had to raise fares and cut back on services to stay afloat. But the old saying, “Necessity is the mother of invention,” (more...)

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