• SEPTA Will Cut Railroad Lines, Stations, and Eliminate Most Trolleys If New Funding Not Secured

  • Discussion relating to Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (Philadelphia Metro Area). Official web site can be found here: www.septa.com. Also including discussion related to the PATCO Speedline rapid transit operated by Delaware River Port Authority. Official web site can be found here: http://www.ridepatco.org/.
Discussion relating to Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (Philadelphia Metro Area). Official web site can be found here: www.septa.com. Also including discussion related to the PATCO Speedline rapid transit operated by Delaware River Port Authority. Official web site can be found here: http://www.ridepatco.org/.

Moderator: AlexC

  by R36 Combine Coach
 
Literalman wrote: Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:14 pm Eliminating unstaffed stops can't save money unless the ridership there is dismally low, not worth
the electricity of stopping and accelerating again.
Flag stops could help with request only. Not every train has to stop unless on demand.
  by 93r8g7
 
This is all a bunch of Hooey and noisemaking - an excuse for SEPTA to have their dirty hands out, yet again to the feds for money, and never be accountable for those dollars, as per typical.
27 Trillion in Debt, we can't afford to be kicking in dollars for any transit agency. Transit is a local matter and SEPTA ; suprise suprise, wants a check from the gvmt with no transparency attached for those (our) hard earned dollars.

It's always the same story. Undoubtedly the tax-and-spend, libtards at SEPTA HQ blame the big bad conservatives for their predicament. We must stop this insanity and should have done so years ago. SEPTA cries wolf each and every time they don't get to snatch your wallet and escape scott free as they are so used to doing - business as usual, all the while using that wallet to make crappy decisions we disapprove of, such as buying railcars from the Communist Chinese, failing to have a plan in place to re-activate the 23 & 56 and Delaware Ave Line, and extend the R5 to Harrisburg and Quakertown. SEPTA is run by clowns, and not the good kind.

If SEPTA wants more dollars, show your work. Make a transparent case before Harrisburg and be open about doing so. SEPTA is a state agency. Thus, there should be no federal pot, or, a small one at that. Primary dollars should be from sources within PA, as SEPTA is a PA Agency.

SEPTA plays these same old games and makes threats if they don't get what they want. Fine. Go ahead. It's worth some temporary cuts to reform this disgusting and out of control menace at 1234 Market. I'd like to see some firings and heads roll in Management. Kick out all the "Activists". SEPTA, a public service we pay for is no place for activism of any sort.

Let's start with Pat Deon who wants the gig just for himself. Replace him with a sensible person such as Tom Knox or Beth Grossman.
  by 93r8g7
 
The misconception that transit agencies bring "prosperity" wherever they expand to is ludicrous, if it's run by a bunch of un-accountable fools, the likes of NJT, MTA, and SEPTA are. A better example for running a tight ship, doing their job well and efficient, and being transparent about their operations would be Indiana's South Shore Line, or West Virginia's EPTA. SEPTA is just making cuts to make a political stunt like they need more money, with their hands out, right on cue as expected. The USA doesn't balkanize parts of the country. Cities run by the far insane un-american mayors and in some cases, state governors, balkanize themselves.

Our spineless *press* never asks questions of SEPTA either. Such as "why no paper transfers? Why deprive those that choose to want one of having one? Why do you believe it's your job to change behavior? Your job is to run buses."
"Why doesn't SEPTA re-use or re-power it's buses as peer agencies do? Why is the agency always chomping at the bit to buy un-necessary new buses? Why not take those buses sitting out of use at your bus depots and have them re-built for far less than the cost of new vehicles? Numerous firms exist for this very purpose.
  by zebrasepta
 
Seems like SEPTA got some funding
https://www.inquirer.com/transportation ... 10112.html
SEPTA will see about $252 million in additional federal relief to stem losses from the COVID-19 pandemic, spokesperson Andrew Busch said Tuesday.

The funds will help pay for operating expenses, such as labor and maintenance, as the virus continues to keep fare-paying riders off public transportation. The $252 million comes in addition to $644 million SEPTA received from the CARES Act in the spring.