Public Transportation

Suburban Station
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Paul Kurtz
April 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority says it's changing the way it deals with riders who try to avoid paying the fare. SEPTA spokesperson Andrew Busch calls it a common sense policy that includes a go-easy approach on first time offenders. "We have,...
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New Jersey Transit
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Ian Bush
February 26, 2019 - 3:37 pm
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — Gov. Phil Murphy has overruled the head of NJ Transit: He wants commuters to be told this week exactly when service will resume on the Atlantic City Rail Line. "They want clarity," Murphy said on behalf of commuters. "Who can blame them? They are right. They deserve a...
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The Delaware River Port Authority says real-time train information on PATCO platforms is still about a year away.
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Mike DeNardo
January 10, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Delaware River Port Authority says real-time train information on PATCO platforms is still about a year away. Information screens have been installed on all of PATCO's platforms, but there's not much information on them so far. PATCO General Manager John Rink says...
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baby bottle
June 18, 2018 - 8:43 am
PARIS (AP) — The Paris public transport company RATP says a baby boy born in a suburban train will get free rides in the French capital until he is 25. Live-tweeting the event Monday, the RATP said the baby was born in a train in the center of Paris, disrupting traffic on the RER A line. Rescue...
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A SEPTA bus
Mike DeNardo
Mike DeNardo
May 21, 2018 - 10:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- As SEPTA moves more of its fare collection to the Key card, paper transfers are being phased out this summer. The $1 transfer fee isn't going away, but the paper transfer is. The transit agency says after July 31 it will no longer issue paper transfers. SEPTA...
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KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
May 19, 2018 - 12:42 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- SEPTA says at current funding levels it would take 15 years to clear the backlog of maintenance projects to keep its system running. When service is delayed because of equipment failures, SEPTA GM Jeff Knueppel says he feels riders' pain. "It's a terribly frustrating...
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Inside 30th Street Station.
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Ian Bush
April 30, 2018 - 7:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Security lapses at Amtrak's 30th Street Station are putting passengers and workers at serious risk. That's the stark assessment from the railroad company's inspector general in a recently-released report. Amtrak auditors call the security failings a "top threat" at...
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Mike DeNardo
April 17, 2018 - 10:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- SEPTA will stop selling tokens at the end of this month, and soon afterward, the transit agency will begin charging for its reloadable "Key" card. If you don't have a SEPTA Key card yet, there are two reasons you may want to get one. Number one, SEPTA will no longer...
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