A SEPTA trolley and CSX freight train collided outside of Philadelphia this morning.
The National Transportation Safety Board has determined the probable cause of a SEPTA accident on July 8, 2019. Two excerpts from the press release are reproduced below, with a link to the full Accident Brief at the end.
SEPTA’s King of Prussia Rail Project has taken an important step forward. The project has received entry into the Project Development Phase under the Federal Transit Administration’s Capital Investment Grant program.
SEPTA announced last week plans to develop a vision for Regional Rail through a yearlong analysis and public feedback process.
In late June, about 100 transit and SEPTA supporters gathered in near 100-degree heat on the steps in of the Pennsylvania state Capitol to meet with lawmakers and staff to lobby for continued funding of SEPTA and other public transit.
SEPTA crews will work around-the-clock for 17 days, tackling critical track and power maintenance, station upgrades, and intensive cleaning as part of the 2021 Trolley Tunnel Blitz.
As RT&S reported in a story by Editor-in-Chief Bill Wilson on March 17, MBTA experienced a derailment of a new six-car train on the Orange Line in a work zone at Wellington Station on March 16. No one was hurt, but officials have been trying to determine what went wrong.
SEPTA is facing a possible significant cut in its Fiscal Year 2022 Capital Budget.
Despite the massive financial assistance to public transit provided by recent federal programs, SEPTA points out they are “critical, but temporary.” Therefore, careful budget planning and management are important.
The SEPTA Board [last week] approved a five-year Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2021 through 2026. The plan – “SEPTA Forward: A Vision for a Stronger Future” – provides a framework for the Authority’s recovery from COVID-19 and sets a vision for future growth.