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Old 09-12-2013, 01:05 PM
 
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I don't hold at much hope that the Harrisburg bunch, who despise Philadelphia (SEPTA) and Pittsburgh (PAT) with a passion, will do much to help. Corbett keeps kicking the transit issue down the road too. I guess they don't realize that the residents who live in the two cities work and pay taxes. Those state taxes pay for roads and highways in rural Pennsylvania, not to mention the money Pennsylvania receives from tourism.


SEPTA Warns of Cascading Cutbacks as State Funding Runs Out « CBS Philly

Septa says it needs $6.5 billion over the next ten years to improve crumbling railroad bridges, outdated rail cars, and substations that are 80 years old.

General manager Joseph Casey told the state legislature’s Transportation Committee that drastic cuts in service would be the result of years of underfunding. Septa spokeswoman Jerri Williams tells KYW Newsradio that if the state can’t come up with that money, drastic measures will need to be taken:
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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If Gov. Corbett doesn't step up and address this transit issue by the end of the year, he can basically kiss any chance he has of being elected again for a 2nd term. People in Southeastern PA will not forget these incidents when it comes time to vote in the ballot box in the next Gubernatorial race. Gov. Corbett can do a lot more than just throw a bone to SEPTA. SEPTA deserves to be funded just like other large transit systems like MTA, LACMTA, and CTA.
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista
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Time for Philadelphia to secede! I'm tired of morons in Harrisburg stealing my money to build roads in the middle of nowhere that no one will use.
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Old 09-12-2013, 02:59 PM
 
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Corbett has got to go. He has to be one of the worst governors of Pennsylvania.
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Montco PA
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Tragic if any of this happens.
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Old 09-13-2013, 06:41 AM
 
Location: NYC based - Used to Live in Philly - Transplant from Miami
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Default SEPTA Could Eliminate Nine Lines per METRO News

I went to work this morning as usual and found this article on METRO.
This is really bad.

Ever since I moved from Miami to PA and then Philly 3 years ago, SEPTA had provided me awesome and extensive mean of transportation; which include my daily commute to work in the burb and frequent travel to the airport.
I spent only about $30 on gas per 2 - 3 months for my car! I heard that there is a lot of corruption going on under SEPTA!
Anyway, I hope they wont close any lines! In fact, I got excited already that they are going to extend line to KOP Mall and Main Line.

SEPTA could eliminate nine lines under doomsday plan Metro.us
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Drexel Hill/Lansdowne
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oh great...watch the SEPTA workers have their annual strike because their incredible benefits package (that's better than 99% of the forums members benefits package) isn't good enough anymore
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Drexel Hill/Lansdowne
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:25 AM
 
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If Gov. Corbett doesn't step up and address this transit issue by the end of the year, he can basically kiss any chance he has of being elected again for a 2nd term. People in Southeastern PA will not forget these incidents when it comes time to vote in the ballot box in the next Gubernatorial race. Gov. Corbett can do a lot more than just throw a bone to SEPTA. SEPTA deserves to be funded just like other large transit systems like MTA, LACMTA, and CTA.
I think he has already kissed any chance of a reelection goodby. I actually think he will lose the republican nomination.
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:53 AM
 
Location: back in Philadelphia!
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In typical tea-party fashion, Corbett is on a kamikaze mission to inflict as much damage as possible in the name of ideology. He knows he's not getting reelected.

But how many 'doomsday' plans can Philly take?
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