Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Transfers on trains go poof in Philly

Tuesday evening, a Common Pleas Court judge in Philadelphia temporarily stopped the elimination of transit service paper transfers on all trains, trolleys, and buses of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority [SEPTA}. One of the changes that had been approved by the SEPTA Board in June was the complete elimination of paper transfers effective August 1.

The City of Philadelphia went to court to obtain an injunction against the implementation of the transfer eliminations, stating that such an action is "discriminatory" because students and low-income riders will suffer the most.

Common Pleas Court Judge Gary DeVito approved a temporary injunction, effective until Monday, while he studies the City's request for a permanent injunction.

Click this link to read newspaper stories, from Philadelphia's three daily newspapers, regarding this injunction:

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