NEW BOARD MEMBER FROM DELCO Delaware County Council recently named Cornelius J. Cassidy, a major player in the Darby Borough GOP, to replace Tom Killion, who was recently elected to fill the house seat vacated by the death of House Speaker Matthew Ryan. Cassidy's appointment seemed to surprise some DelCo pols as he was selected over a Ridley Township commissioner.
BIKE RACK UPDATE SEPTA recently reissued a request for bids to purchase bike racks for the NABI, New Flyer, and Neo artic fleet. The original contract, which was awarded earlier in the year, requested 500 bike racks for the NABIs and New Flyers, however SEPTA has decided to re-bid the order to include an additional 155 bike racks for the Neoplan artic fleet. The deadline for the re-bids is Wednesday, with a contract to likely be awarded either in September or October. Delivery of the new racks would take place over an 18 month period upon awarding of the contract. For obvious reasons (ie. they're near retirement), the 40-ft Neos won't be getting bike racks.