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City Life

SEPTA Key Will Expand to All Regional Rail Zones Next Month

SEPTA Key has been “rolling out” for what seems like ages now. While it’s become second nature for most Philadelphians to swipe the green debit card for […]

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City Life

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Is Pretty Much Screwed, Says State Watchdog

Think turnpike tolls are expensive now? They’re expected to triple in under 30 years. Why? Because the state Turnpike Commission is currently $11.8 billion in debt — […]

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City Life

Congrats, SEPTA! You’ve Actually Made a Decent Website

SEPTA Key, the new-ish payment mechanism in which you load your subway fare onto a plastic debit card, has always been something of a contradiction: […]

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City Life

SEPTA Finally Has Some Maps From the 21st Century

SEPTA’s been around since 1963, and while a good bit has changed over that half-century-long existence, the basic approach of the agency’s transit maps has […]

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City Life

What You Need to Know About SEPTA’s Transit Police Strike

Nearly 200 unionized SEPTA transit police officers went on strike on Wednesday afternoon, and as of Thursday morning, it’s not yet clear when they’ll be […]

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City Life

Why Fate of SEPTA’s Big Plans Depends on Outcome of Pa. Turnpike Lawsuit

An ongoing lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is threatening to derail some of SEPTA’s most ambitious infrastructure projects, including the $1 billion upgrade to […]

City Life

The 30th Street SEPTA Station Is Getting a Major Overhaul

The 30th Street Station Market-Frankford Line subway stop is getting fancified. SEPTA is due to receive a $15 million federal grant to modernize the station. […]

City Life

Here’s How to Catch One of the SEPTA Holiday Trains

SEPTA is really getting in the spirit this holiday season: The organization is offering at least three festive transportation options, and we’re here for them. […]

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City Life

5 Takeaways From Philly’s New Anti-Congestion, Pro-Transit Plan

The city just revealed its first ever “strategic” transportation plan — a lengthy report that includes recommendations for increasing safety and efficiency on Philly’s streets, at a time when […]

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City Life

After Gritty, SEPTA Wants Its Own Damn Mascot

Well, here we are. We thought would make it through a day without another Gritty-related post, even after we saw the new Gritty-inspired cheesesteaks and […]

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City Life

Police: 7-Year-Old Boy Dies After Falling Between SEPTA Subway Cars

A 7-year-old boy died after falling between two subway cars on SEPTA’s Broad Street Line on Sunday evening. Police say the boy fell shortly before 6 […]

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City Life

Bedbugs on SEPTA: This Video Will Make You Check Your Bus Seat Twice

People love to complain about SEPTA, and we hear those complaints all the time. But one Philadelphia mom’s SEPTA complaint certainly trumps most: She found […]

City Life

SEPTA, Amtrak Resume Normal Schedules After Frankford Junkyard Fire

Shortly after 7 p.m Sunday night, a junkyard went up in flames near Torresdale and Adams avenues in Frankford, causing delays on SEPTA and Amtrak […]

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City Life

We Pitted the New Transit App Against SETPA’s Official App. Guess Which Won.

Transit, the real-time public transportation data app already in use in 175 cities across the world, is now available in the Philadelphia region. The app, which markets […]

City Life

SEPTA Wants to Know: Who Should Be Its Official Announcer?

SEPTA wants to know: Which famous Philadelphian’s voice would make you want to take public transit? The organization is stealing ideas from Vancouver. Last month, the Canadian city’s public transportation […]