NEWS, SPORTS, COMMENTARY, POLITICS for Gloucester City and the Surrounding Areas of South Jersey and Philadelphia

DOWN THE SHORE:Holiday Entertainment Coming To Resorts Casino Hotel
Coach/Teacher’s Aide Charged with Firearms Violations and Witness Tampering

SEPTA Announces Tentative Contract Agreement with TWU Local 234


PHILADELPHIA SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority) announced today, October 27, 2023, that a tentative agreement has been reached with the Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 234 on a new contract for employees in the City, Suburban, and Frontier Transit Divisions. This tentative agreement will enable SEPTA to continue its services without any disruption, including city subways, buses, and trolleys, while the agreement will be finalized after ratification from TWU Local 234 members and approval from the SEPTA Board.

Screen Shot 2022-07-20 at 14.31.21

“We are pleased to reach an agreement with union leadership on a contract that is fair to our employees and financially responsible for SEPTA,” said SEPTA Board Chairman Pasquale T. Deon Sr. “I look forward to the SEPTA Board’s vote on the contract at its next meeting.”


Negotiations were focused on finding a way to recognize employees’ hard work and ensure that SEPTA is in the best possible position to build ridership and address a looming fiscal cliff when federal COVID relief funds run out next year.


“SEPTA’s frontline employees keep our system running every day, and this contract reflects their dedication,” said SEPTA CEO and General Manager Leslie S. Richards.


With the tentative contract in place, SEPTA riders are assured that there will not be any work stoppage next week, and all services will operate on regular schedules. For more information about SEPTA, visit their official website at, follow their social media handle, or download their official app.