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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 […]

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Flash Flooding and Severe Storms Could Dampen Your Evening Commute

Roughy a week after storms and downpours left some evening commuters stranded last Wednesday, more flash flooding is headed to our area on Tuesday — and it could […]

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The Annual Trolley Tunnel Blitz Will Return Next Weekend

Trolley commuters beware: Here comes the ol’ trolley tunnel blitz. SEPTA will pause service in its underground trolley tunnel starting at 10 p.m. on Friday, […]

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How SEPTA’s Transfer Policy Makes Poorest Riders Pay Most Expensive Fares

As anyone who rides SEPTA knows, the past few years have been marked by considerable changes to the way you pay for trips, as the agency […]

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City Life

What to Know About SEPTA’s Big Regional Rail Construction Project

Your commute — or ride to the airport — might look a little different over the next few weeks. SEPTA is beginning the next phase […]

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Philadelphians Waste More Than a Millennium Sitting in Traffic Every Year

We’ve all heard stories of (and most likely experienced) horrific traffic here in Philly. We’ve sat in congestion so soul-grinding it’s made us unforgivably late — or maybe even cost […]

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West Philly’s Massive Sinkhole Is Expected to Ruin Traffic for Another 3 Weeks

Sorry, West Philly: the massive, empty swimming pool of a sinkhole that recently opened just outside Clark Park isn’t going anywhere soon. John Digiulio, a spokesperson […]

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City Life

SEPTA’s Trolley Situation in West Philly Is Getting Real Ugly

If you’re a SEPTA rider who lives in West Philly and works in Center City, chances are you’ve been dealing with a hellacious commute lately. […]

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City to Step Up Ticketing of Bus-Lane Blockers Along Chestnut and Market Streets

If you’re taking an Uber or a Lyft in Center City this summer, you might want to tell your driver to avoid dropping you off […]

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City Life

The Oldest SEPTA Key Cards Will Expire Soon, and They’re Not Even Fully Operational Yet

Remember how happy we all were, three years ago, when SEPTA finally released its futuristic Key payment system? What an improvement it was to go […]

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City Life

SEPTA Has a Full Budget Again — at Least for Now

It’s been a whirlwind few months for SEPTA. The transit agency has been stuck in limbo and short $63 million for much of the past […]

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Rushing to Top Up Your SEPTA Key? You’ll Have to Watch This Ad First.

It’s a rare thing, these days, to find a true example of what marketers call a captive audience. It used to be the case that […]

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City Life

Here’s Why SEPTA’s Improvement Projects Are Back on Hold — Again

Thirty-seven SEPTA improvement projects, including trolley modernization and the renovation of the City Hall concourse, are back on hold over budgetary concerns. The pause on […]