What You Need To Know If SEPTA Goes On Strike

While the union seems far less likely to go on strike after months of preparing for their contracts to expire, SEPTA workers are currently working without a contract. What does this mean for Philadelphia?

What does this mean for Philadelphia? Commuters should be prepared for a strike. Tuesday marks day two of SEPTA employees working without a contract, and spokesman Willie Brown remarked that employees would work “for a while.”

The 825,000 commuters who rely on trains and busses could be seriously out of luck if SEPTA cuts off service.

  • The subways, trolleys and busses will discontinue service making it almost impossible to commute in for those living closer to the edges of Philadelphia.
  • Regional Rail lines will continue to run, which offers several options for those heading to center city from select parts of the city and several surrounding suburbs.
  • SEPTA urges commuters to consider car sharing and bicycling. While not the most convenient option, it may be the only one depending on where you live. ZipCar has made arrangements for increased traffic and demand.
  • CCT connect will continue to run its usual schedule for disabled riders, but expects to see significantly more crowding and delays from inevitable increases on local traffic.
  • The LUCY loop will continue its service in University City.

All unused SEPTA passes can be redeemed for full and partial refunds. Regional Rail lines will, unless otherwise specified, charge for services.

Parking is available, but limited, at SEPTA rail stations.

Originally published on MyFoxPhilly.com

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