TWU strikes, shutting down large portions of Philly’s SEPTA system

TWU strikes, shutting down large portions of Philly’s SEPTA system

The 4,700 members of Transport Workers Union Local 234 in the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation’s (SEPTA) City Transit Division went on strike on November 1, 2016, after once-promising talks for a new contract stalled over pension benefit changes.

 

With both Broad Street and Market-Frankford Lines affected along with SEPTA buses and trolley services throughout Philadelphia, estimates put the impact at reaching nearly 400,000 riders that use the SEPTA services throughout southeastern Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Philadelphia
Calls to avoid SEPTA shutdown due to TWA strike increase

Calls to avoid SEPTA shutdown due to TWA strike increase

Calls mounted Monday for parties at the negotiating table to work toward avoiding strike that could shut down portions of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority as soon as November 1.

 

Estimates have the projected impact reaching 400,000 riders that use SEPTA services throughout the southeastern part of the Commonwealth.

Monday, October 31, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Philadelphia
PUC approves emergency order to allow Uber to further assist in alleviating Philadelphia transportation shortage

PUC approves emergency order to allow Uber to further assist in alleviating Philadelphia transportation shortage

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) unanimously approved an emergency order Thursday that would allow the ride-sharing service known as Uber to use cars older than currently allowed by commission regulations in Philadelphia and surrounding counties in order to help alleviate the transportation shortage in the area.

Thursday, July 21, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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