Rough going for SEPTA riders

    SEPTA may be running, but many passengers are finding the public transportation system crowded and plagued with long waits.
    With the exception of 18 canceled bus lines and a few minor trolley and rail delays, SEPTA has most of its services up and running.

    SEPTA may be running, but many passengers are finding the public transportation system crowded and plagued with long waits.

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    With the exception of 18 canceled bus lines and a few minor trolley and rail delays, SEPTA has most of its services up and running. But, that doesn’t mean there aren’t problems.  Many commuters are finding the buses running behind, and the subways jammed packed.

    Septa Spokesman Richard Maloney says icy streets and railways, damaged equipment and a shortage of workers are behind the problems.

    Maloney: When you have 7,000 people who it takes to keep the system going, those people have the same problems going from their homes to their workplace as everybody else does so we always have personnel issues and it’s like any other business.

    SEPTA expects to be running with full service by Monday.

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