SEPTA Official: “Don’t Panic” About Possible Strike

" We are still very optimistic" that a contract can be reached before a walkout.

Amid growing crankiness about the possibility of another transit strike, NewsWorks reports that a SEPTA official is telling the public not to panic about the possibility of a shutdown.

SEPTA spokeswoman Jerri Williams said the transit agency and the union are still actively negotiating.

“I just want to make sure people don’t start panicking. We are still very optimistic,” said Williams.

“We are still talking to TWU 234,” she added, referring to the union that represents about 4,700 of SEPTA’s 7,600 unionized employees.

The contract expires in April. Make your travel plans now—just in case.