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Enter The Lottery To Win A Train Ticket For Pope's Philadelphia Visit

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.29.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Anticipating a stampede of customers during Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Philadelphia, a regional rail line will hold an onl...

Staring at People in the City

Thom Nickels | Posted 11.30.2013 | Impact
Thom Nickels

I didn't want to dodge the tangle of bodies that had a good part of the sidewalk blocked. So I continued past the crowd of people. Then out of the blue, I heard a male voice say, 'Do you have a staring problem?'

Not Your Mother's PTA

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 11.17.2013 | Parents
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

Do you think PTA is synonymous with bake sales? Think again -- today's PTA is about a lot more than cupcakes.

Invest in America's Youth: Invest in Public Transit

Eva Shang | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Eva Shang

Trains, buses, and public transit in general played a vital role in the growth of America's cities and suburbs in the East and fueled migration out West. But I believe that public transit will be an integral part of our nation's future as well.

Video Shows Man Throw Woman By Ankles Onto Subway Tracks

AP | PATRICK WALTERS | Posted 03.20.2013 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA -- A man has been arrested on charges he grabbed a woman by the feet and threw her onto the tracks at a Philadelphia subway station, poli...

Top D.C. Google Searches: Jobs, WMATA... But Also SEPTA?

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.19.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Google released its Zeitgeist 2011 list, a roundup up what Google users searched for the most of. (Globally, Rebecca Black was No. 1 fas...

Bearing Witness: Child Abuse on Public Transit and Our (Lack of) Response

Charles Howard | Posted 10.17.2011 | Impact
Charles Howard

In these stressful, sudden, complicated, public moments with strangers -- what is our responsibility to the little one who was just hit? What's our responsibility to the parent?

In America, Selfishness and Lack of Solidarity Know No Bounds

Dave Lindorff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dave Lindorff

As the strike by transit workers in Philadelphia enters its fifth day, it is clear why unions have such a tough time in the United States, where fewer than one in eight workers is covered by a union contract.

The Money Train: Philly Transit Upgrading With Federal Stimulus Money

Philadelphia Daily News | SamsClub.Com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

AWAITING THE late-spring arrival of $200 million in economic stimulus money, SEPTA plans to create 5,590 jobs in what General Manager Joseph M. Casey ...