News, rumors, and other information on the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
Monday, May 19, 2003
OH, BY THE WAY... Bus service along West Chester Pike between Havertown and Newtown Square was severely impacted yesterday due to the Welcome Home Heroes Parade. The 104, 112, and 123 were especially hard hit, as buses were departing 69 St Terminal anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes behind schedule, as the eastbound lanes of West Chester Pike were closed, forcing two-way traffic into the westbound lanes. The 110 was detoured off of Lansdowne Av and State Rd due to the parade routing, which ended on the campus of Upper Darby High School. Of course, SEPTA didn't bother to post any information about potential delays or detours on any of the Red Arrow buses that were impacted, which is par for the course for this agency.
LAST CALL FOR TESTIMONY The last of 5 public hearings on SEPTA's Operating Budget, fare increases and service cuts will be held today at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The morning session began at 11:00am, with the evening session slated to start at 5:00pm (all speakers must register no later than 5:30pm). The hearings are expected to be as contentious as they were in Doylestown, Media, and Norristown (oddly enough, the hearings in West Chester were fairly quiet due to a large amount of apathy by Chester County officials and local TMAs). If you are unable to attend the hearings today, you can still submit written testimony to: SEPTA, Secretary of the Board, 1234 Market St, 10th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107. The record will remain open until Tuesday, May 27 (the original date was Monday, May 26, however that falls on Memorial Day).