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November 21, 2012

Ride The SEPTA Santa Express Into Town On Black Friday, November 23

Ride The SEPTA Santa Express Into Town On Black Friday, November 23

Sleigh bells are ringing and snow is glistening on the 2012 Philadelphia Santa Express. On Black Friday, November 23, ride SEPTA’s Santa Express, a special holiday-themed train which will deliver guests to The Gallery at Market East where there will be a Christmas parade throughout the mall. The special service includes five colorfully decorated trains […]

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October 26, 2012

Introducing The SEPTA Speakeasy Silverliner, Presented In Partnership With The National Constitution Center’s Brand New American Spirits: The Rise And Fall Of Prohibition Exhibition

Introducing The SEPTA Speakeasy Silverliner, Presented In Partnership With The National Constitution Center's Brand New American Spirits: The Rise And Fall Of Prohibition Exhibition

All aboard! In connection with the recent debut of the world premiere exhibition American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition at the National Constitution Center, the center and SEPTA have unveiled the very cool Speakeasy Silverliner. For the first time ever, a SEPTA Silverliner train car has been wrapped — inside and out — […]

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April 11, 2012

Board The SEPTA Phillies Express Tonight In Celebration Of Citizens Bank Park Opening Night

Board The SEPTA Phillies Express Tonight In Celebration Of Citizens Bank Park Opening Night

It’s the Phillies’ Opening Night at Citizens Bank Park, and SEPTA, the easiest way to get to the ballpark, is making transportation even easier. SEPTA will host a “Phillies Express” train tonight, taking the Phillie Phanatic and Phillies fans to the game aboard the convenient Broad Street Line straight to the Sports Complex. In fact, […]

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January 19, 2012

SEPTA Celebrates Valentine’s Day With A “Moving” Love Stories Contest

SEPTA Celebrates Valentine's Day With A "Moving" Love Stories Contest

SEPTA’s Love Stories contest is back! For the third year in a row, SEPTA is looking for stories of customers who found love while riding one of the transportation system’s trains, buses or trolleys. Now through February 6, riders who found new romance or re-connected with an old flame on SEPTA can submit their “moving” […]

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November 21, 2011

Our Guide To Black Friday, November 25: Best Bets For Local Shopping, Ride Free On SEPTA’s Santa Express And Suggestions For Where To Take Shopping Pit Stops

Our Guide To Black Friday, November 25: Best Bets For Local Shopping, Ride Free On SEPTA's Santa Express And Suggestions For Where To Take Shopping Pit Stops

Here’s something you may not have known: the term “Black Friday” originated right here in the City of Brotherly Love. It was dubbed in 1966 by our very own police department, who used this originally un-endearing term to describe the massive amounts of disruptive vehicle traffic the city experienced the day after Thanksgiving. By 1975 […]

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November 4, 2011

SEPTA Implements A Comprehensive Recycling Program To Divert A Highest-Ever Percentage Of Waste Away From Landfills

SEPTA Implements A Comprehensive Recycling Program To Divert A Highest-Ever Percentage Of Waste Away From Landfills

Philadelphia is on a recycling roll. Mayor Nutter’s 2011 Greenworks Progress Report revealed that many neighborhoods have seen double-digit increases in recycling in the past year, and the Streets Department collected more than 189 tons of public recycling. Now SEPTA has kicked its sustainability plan SEP-TAINABLE into high gear with a comprehensive recycling program. SEPTA […]

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September 30, 2011

The Super SEPTA Scavenger Hunt Is Set For Saturday, October 1: Explore The City Using SEPTA To Win Prizes

The Super SEPTA Scavenger Hunt Is Set For Saturday, October 1: Explore The City Using SEPTA To Win Prizes

The Super SEPTA Scavenger Hunt takes place tomorrow, Saturday, October 1. The SEPTA Citizen Advisory Committee invites you to grab a few friends to join in on a scavenger hunt to explore Philadelphia, ride SEPTA, and discover new neighborhoods and transit lines. You’ll ride every mode of SEPTA, answer clues and questions about Philly sculptures, […]

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June 30, 2011

Highlights From The 2011 Greenworks Progress Report: 40,000 New Trees, Recycling Up 300%, 450,000 Square Feet Of Green Roofs, 472 Hybrid Septa Buses, Bike Commuting Up 150% And Much More

Highlights From The 2011 Greenworks Progress Report: 40,000 New Trees, Recycling Up 300%, 450,000 Square Feet Of Green Roofs, 472 Hybrid Septa Buses, Bike Commuting Up 150% And Much More

Mayor Nutter launched the Greenworks program in 2009, a seven-year roadmap to move Philadelphia towards becoming one of the greenest cities in America. The ambitious plan sets 15 sustainability targets in the areas of energy, environment, equity, economy and engagement to make Philadelphia the greenest city in America by 2015. The 2011 Progress Report, released […]

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April 29, 2011

The Philly PHLASH Bus Service Resumes For The Spring And Summer This Sunday, May 1

The Philly PHLASH Bus Service Resumes For The Spring And Summer This Sunday, May 1

The purple PHLASH trolleys synonymous with spring and summer in Philadelphia officially hit the streets this Sunday, May 1 beginning at 9:30 a.m. Since the mid-1990s, PHLASH has offered convenient rides (for visitors and residents alike) to 27 destinations in Center City and the Centennial District, including major hot spots like the Independence Visitor Center, […]

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April 6, 2011

SEPTA Announces Plans For A New Electronic Fare System, That Will Enable Riders To Easily Pay Fares With Credit Cards Or Cell Phones

SEPTA Announces Plans For A New Electronic Fare System, That Will Enable Riders To Easily Pay Fares With Credit Cards Or Cell Phones

As the 6th largest public transportation system in the U.S., serving 4 million area residents, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) has an enormous impact on Philadelphia and the people moving through it. With its sustainability plan, SEP-TAINABLE, that we mentioned this past February, SEPTA is making major strides in its efforts to improve its […]

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