Some Constructive Criticism For SEPTA’s Rail Operations

 

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  • Next City provides an excellent review of SEPTA’s railroad legacy and context to Philly-outsiders. And while looking at the past, a few suggestions for a more efficient and sustainable future present themselves. “With a dedicated funding source and more efficient rail, SEPTA could mitigate the cost of inner-city rail fares again as it did in the 1960s and early ’70s and reopen some of Philadelphia’s shuttered-stations.” Also, the agency should expand upon some of the inherent aspects of the imminent change in fare collection systems, namely the reorganization of personnel and operations.
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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