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.