SEPTA strike underway

As predicted, the SEPTA employees of the City Transit Division (represented by the +5,000 member Transport Workers Union Local 234) initiated a work stoppage at 12:01 A.M. this morning.

All riders should follow the weblinks found in the previous post for alternatives. Riders are advised to allow extra time for commutes, especially involving SEPTA Regional Rail Divison services, which could experience overcrowding similar to the levels associated with the removal of Silverliner V rail vehicles from service during the summer.  Dwell time at stations could increase as larger numbers of passengers attempt to board trains, resulting in delays.  TWU picketing may impact passenger movement as well.