January 28, 2020

Leslie S. Richards is someone you might run into while taking SEPTA. She rides daily.

The transportation authority’s new general manager, who succeeded Jeffrey Knueppel in the role earlier this month, takes it from her Montgomery County home and to teach an increasingly popular course at the University of Pennsylvania. She took it to see the “Notorious RBG” e...

January 10, 2020

SEPTA Key’s rollout onto Regional Rail is moving along with the expansion of its “tap to exit” method at Jefferson Station starting Monday.

Riders with the Key or who use legacy passes will need to tap or swipe to exit at about half of the station’s turnstiles beginning next week. The feature will be in effect Mondays through Fridays, from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m....

December 23, 2019

SEPTA is planning to make riders’ phones an alternative to its SEPTA Key fare system by adding Apple Pay and Google Pay as fare payment options at both its turnstiles and kiosks in 2020, writes Michael Tanenbaum for the Philly Voice.

The transportation authority is adjusting its contract with Conduent, which manages the SEPTA Key fare system, to ins...

November 25, 2019

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie S. Richards will take over as SEPTA’s general manager in January, becoming the second woman to hold the position at the nation’s sixth-largest transit agency.

The SEPTA board voted unanimously to appoint Richards during Thursday’s meeting, confirming a rumor that she would succeed Jeffrey Knueppel, wh...

November 22, 2019

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority is planning to expand its modernized payment method to Regional Rail riders by spring, writes Patricia Madej for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

“That’s our plan,” said Rich Burnfield, SEPTA’s treasurer and deputy general manager.

The Key cards have been adopted by transit riders for some time no...

November 12, 2019

If you see a SEPTA bus jumping the red light at 15th and Market streets in Center City, the driver isn't breaking the law, they're just following orders.

The transit agency and the City of Philadelphia are testing a new measure that gives buses at this congested intersection a head start.

Buses get a three-second jump on the rest of the traffic. This allows th...

October 1, 2019

SEPTA says its push for sustainability is paying off.

So far, diesel-electric hybrid buses make up about 90% of the 1,400 buses in SEPTA’s fleet, according to the authority. Plus, SEPTA added 25 electric buses this year, with 10 more expected in 2020.

The continued push to expand its low-emissions fleet helped SEPTA save about $300,000 in fuel costs. That...

September 24, 2019

PAOLI, Pa. (CBS) — Amtrak and SEPTA marked the completion of a two-year construction project at the Paoli Station. A new center platform was unveiled at the Paoli Station Northeast Parking Lot, located at 13 Lancaster Ave., at 10:30 a.m. on Monday.

The new $48 million platform is accessible for all users.

The upgrades at the station include, a new center high...

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