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Philly Is Reopening. What’s Taking SEPTA So Long?

Everywhere you look, there are signs of Philadelphia’s reawakening. Restaurants are packed — indoors and out. Streets are thronged with people late on a weekend […]

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What Will Happen to Center City If Commuters Never Return?

As she sits in her West Mount Airy twin, Kisså Reckamp sometimes finds herself missing the commute to Center City. Admittedly, it only takes a […]

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A Lesson in Forgiveness from the Woman Who Was Punched in a Philly Church on Sunday

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Woman Punched in a Philadelphia Church Forgives […]

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Philly Coronavirus News: Social Distancing and Masks Still a Huge Problem on SEPTA

A roundup of Philly coronavirus news. Social Distancing and Masks Still a Huge Problem on SEPTA During Philly Coronavirus Crisis The mask message is sinking […]

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Riders Union to SEPTA: Do More to Ease Crowding and Hellish Commutes on Lifeline Service

Saying that serving the places where essential workers live is as important as serving the essential places where people shop and work, the Philly Transit […]

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Philly Coronavirus News: No, State Stores Aren’t Reopening, But SEPTA Buses Are Now Free

A roundup of Philly coronavirus news. UPDATE 4/1/2020 6 p.m.: Governor Wolf has announced that online PLCB sales are back. We are waiting for more […]

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Philly Coronavirus News: SEPTA and Amtrak Slump, Colleges Lock Down, To Cancel or Not to Cancel

Update: Thanks to the coronavirus, the City of Philadelphia has now banned all events expecting 1,000 or more people and is advising residents against attending […]

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Six Years Ago, SEPTA Said We’d Get More-Frequent Regional Rail Service. What Happened?

Back in 2014, when SEPTA’s then-general manager, Jeff Knueppel, dedicated the new Dilworth Park entrance to the City Hall/15th Street subway station, he made a […]

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SEPTA Says the Historic Route 15 Trolleys Will Return Late Next Year

One thing’s for sure: The historic trolleys that currently serve SEPTA’s trolley Route 15, which runs between West Philadelphia and Port Richmond, are going to […]

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Don’t Panic, Regional Rail Riders: The Next SEPTA Key Rollout Step Is Only a Drill

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. We’re about to find out if the old aphorism holds true when it comes to […]

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You’ll Soon Be Able to Pay for a SEPTA Trip With Your Phone

SEPTA’s slow trudge toward modernity is about to take another step forward. The transit agency’s 4,226 tap-to-pay card readers are obsolete after five years of […]

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Hundreds of SEPTA Buses Have Free WiFi … When You Can Get It to Work

The other day, one of my colleagues was riding SEPTA’s 42 bus to 15th and Walnut when he noticed a message crawling across the bottom […]

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SEPTA’s 15th Street Station Just Got a $28 Million Upgrade

You might notice some changes at SEPTA’s 15th Street Station this week. City, federal, and transit officials gathered on Monday morning to cut the ribbon […]

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With Pa. Turnpike Lawsuit Dismissed, SEPTA Can Breathe a Big Sigh of Relief

SEPTA officials can finally dream of big construction projects again, after a U.S. federal appeals court this week upheld a ruling that the Pennsylvania Turnpike was within […]

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You Can Now Use the SEPTA App to Add Money to Your Key Card

Like most people, I typically refill my SEPTA Key Card by using one of the clunky metal kiosks at various SEPTA stations. My experience with […]