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Gov. Shapiro is pitching more funding for Pa.’s struggling transit systems. Will the state Senate agree?

Transit systems across Pennsylvania are struggling with inflation, even as ridership rebounds from the pandemic. State lawmakers are struggling to agree on funding to help.
By Stephen Caruso/SpotlightPA

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SEPTA workers reach contract agreement days before deadline

The agreement averts a possible strike that threatened to bring elevated trains, buses and trolleys to a halt. That would have left thousands of children and educators without a way to get to school next week.

By Claudia Lauer/The Associated Press

Primed: New Amazon warehouse derails land deal for SEPTA trolley facility

Plans for a new SEPTA trolley barn in Southwest Philadelphia are on hold due to a competing proposal from online mega-retailer Amazon to build a new warehouse at the same location.

By Ryan Briggs/WHYY and Darryl C. Murphy/WHYY

Pandemic crushes Pa. highway toll revenue, jeopardizing $178M for SEPTA upgrades

A Turnpike Commission spokesman says the agency was still discussing alternatives to suspending quarterly transit payments.
By Ryan Briggs/WHYY

SEPTA unit chief promoted to top job amid FBI inquiry

The scheme allegedly involved a string of the transit agency’s facility managers who colluded with outside vendors to fabricate fraudulent supply and repair invoices. Invoices were paid, using SEPTA office credit cards, but the requested services or merchandise were never fulfilled.

By Ryan Briggs/WHYY

PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards to lead SEPTA

“We have to just make sure that the people who need to get around on public transit options can do so.”
By Darryl C. Murphy/WHYY