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Opinion: Give Students Free SEPTA Rides All Week Long

Philadelphia's student passes cut off at 8 p.m. and don't include weekends, but expanding the free fare program could help SEPTA rebuild ridership and create lifelong transit users.

July 23, 2021 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

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Amazon Outbids SEPTA for Southwest Philadelphia Property

The transit agency must renew its search for an appropriate facility for an expanded trolley barn as part of its plan to modernize its aging fleet.

April 5, 2021 - WHYY

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Opinion: Philadelphia Mayor is Failing Transit Riders

By staying conspicuously absent from the controversy over the closure of the Somerset El station, the mayor has avoided involvement in an issue that affects the whole city, according to Philadelphia's leading architecture critic.

April 2, 2021 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

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Philadelphia Leaders Dream Big With New Transit Plan

The plan, which looks more than two decades into the future, seeks to modernize the city's transit system, address inequities, and improve regional connectivity.

March 1, 2021 - WHYY

Commuter Rail

Post-Pandemic Transit Planning: A New Era for Commuter Rail

Ridership on the nation's commuter rail services has plummeted more than other forms of transit during the pandemic. Serving a more affluent, professional ridership, commuter rail is looking more likely to face long-term cuts after the pandemic.

January 28, 2021 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

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Philly Testing New Approach to Bus Priority

Philadelphia planners hope to achieve benefits to traffic safety and transit performance by restricting automobile use of lanes along Roosevelt Boulevard.

November 19, 2019 - WHYY

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Climate Change and Public Transit

A recent round of thunderstorms brought public transit operations in Philadelphia to a screeching halt.

August 11, 2019 - WHYY

SEPTA Token

Transit Agency Makes Riders Watch an Advertisement Before Buying Tickets

"Long live the captive audience!"

May 11, 2019 - Philadelphia

SEPTA Token

Fare Evasion 'Quietly' Decriminalized in Philadelphia

More social justice advocates in more cities are winning the argument that transit fare evasion punishments don't fit the crime.

April 3, 2019 - PlanPhilly

Transit Agency Social Media

SEPTA Catches Philadelphia's Mascot Fever

And perhaps regrets it.

October 3, 2018 - philly.com

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