January 25, 2006

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports “Street’s Budget Boosts Funding” (by Michael Currie Schaffer and Marcia Gelbart).

Well, okay, but is SEPTA meanwhile cutting back bus service on the Q.T.?

The bus I ride each weekday morning will see a dramatic reduction in service beginning February 12. For example, instead of 24 buses heading south through my neighborhood between 5:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., there will be only 17, a reduction of almost 30 percent. That’s according to a revised scheduled available on the bus this morning.

I must have missed reading about these cuts after SEPTA and its unions, along with government leaders in Philadelphia and Harrisburg, congratulated themselves for keeping last fall’s strike so brief.


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