Between yesterday and this morning, SEPTA vehicles have been in some thick situations, including a Route 23 bus that was rear-ended by a vehicle that injured 5 people, a man hit and seriously injured by a 15 trolley, and a man hit while waiting for the train by a Lansdale-Doylestown regional rail train.
Please be careful out there!
Sean Fisher learned a lesson on May 14th when he took the train home after having too much to drink and not paying for his trip. Apparently he caused a scene and Lower Moreland Police took him into custody.
A route 64 bus hit a van in southwest Philadelphia on Monday. 8 people were reported injured in the accident.
A route 3 bus hit an open car door near the intersection of Frankford Ave and Kensington Ave. Noone was reported to be injured in that accident.
Also – a second Amtrak train killed a person in less than a week, this time it happened on Thursday in Claymont, Delaware causing a delay on the Wilmington/Newark regional rail line.
Jeff Cole was on the scene (in front of the Fox 29 station) and witnessed a bunch of SEPTA buses going through red lights. This investigation got the attention of SEPTA administrators who issued a notice to all drivers to follow the expected safe driving practices that they are taught.
Of note – Phlash, Greyhound, and Trolleyworks vehicles were seen blowing through red and yellow lights.
Both SEPTA and NJT are making planned service cuts.
Here is an article about the 134 bus route.
And a press release about 11 NJT routes soon to be eliminated.
A creative exposé about SEPTA cashiers.
Most of us will never make the effort to know the man or woman inside the box.
SEPTA’s Trenton Line was impacted by delays on Monday when an AMTRAK train struck and killed a man near Wheatsheaf Lane and Frankford Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia.
This week has two high profile trials in the news.
Two men were found guilty for shooting at a SEPTA bus – luckily noone was hurt.
And another man is currently on trial for alledgedly throwing a woman towards an oncoming train.
Both trials featured horrifying video of the incidents.
This time a Route 7 bus driver was punched in the face and bitten on the finger at 16th & Cherry St.
Does anyone have any constructive suggestions on what can be done besides on-board cameras and protective shields like this one?
Pittsburg is facing massive service cuts to public transit on September 2. Up until now, Governor Corbett hasn’t taken any measures to get involved. Something needs to happen to deal with their $64 million deficit because cutting 46 of the 102 existing routes and having very limited service after 10 pm will negatively impact everyone!