Thursday, March 22, 2012

SEPTA hires private security firm, Transit Police set to go on strike

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The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority police officers went on strike at 2:00 p.m., March 21.

While SEPTA management was hoping to negotiate a new contract without a strike, it has implemented a contingency plan to deal with this situation.

SEPTA has hired a private firm to provide security at its major transit facilities, beginning March 22.

SEPTA has an agreement with the Philadelphia Police Department to immediately begin periodic checks of our stations and vehicles 24 hours a day, with an increase presence at key stations during school dismissal between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. and during rush hour.

SEPTA has also notified the area police departments who cover the SEPTA transit system region-wide, including Temple, Upper Darby, Amtrak, University of Pennsylvania and PATCO.

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