November 1, 2016

As of 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, November 1st, the Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 234 City Transit Division is on strike.

The work stoppage means that SEPTA’s city bus, trolley, trackless trolley, Market-Frankford Line, Broad Street Line, and Broad-Ridge Spur Line services are suspended.

Customized Community Transportation (CCT)/Paratransit, and the LUCY Loop will continue to operate.

Regional Rail lines are not affected by the strike.

Visit SEPTA’s Service Interruption Guide for more information regarding service interruption.

What You Need To Know

  • City government will remain open for business.
  • All schools in the School District of Philadelphia will remain open.
  • Parking is prohibited on both sides of Broad Street, from Spring Garden to South Street.
  • Bus Zones may be used by any vehicle to drop-off and pick-up passengers.  Vehicles may not be left unattended.
  • The City will provide a free shuttle for City employees along the Broad St line and Market Frankford line. All riders must show proof of city employment.
    • Non-city employees are encouraged to work with their employers for alternate transportation plans and strategies.
  • Jurors are also allowed to take the employee shuttle with proper documentation and photo ID, and will receive direction when they call to confirm their reporting times.
  • Indego will increase capacity at 4 key stations in Center City. Download the Indego App for iPhone or Android to get real-time bicycle availability. For more information or to sign up for Indego visit their website and follow them on Twitter.
  • Additional parking for personal bicycles is available on the apron of the Municipal Services Building.
  • Employees and Philadelphia residents are encouraged to sign up for ReadyPhiladelphia, the City’s emergency text and email alert system to receive important information regarding transit and travel.


The Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) has modified rates for PPA garages and parking enforcement in designated areas for the duration of the SEPTA strike.

Off-Street Parking

A flat rate of $10.00 for ten (10) hours parking will be charged in the following PPA garages from 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, November 1st through the end of the strike:

  • Autopark at Market Street East. Entrance on 10th Street between Arch and Filbert Streets
  • Parkade on 8th St. Entrances on 8th Street between Arch and Filbert and on Arch Street east of 8th Street and west of 8th Street
  • Autopark at Jefferson. Entrance on 10th Street between Market and Chestnut Streets
  • Autopark at Independence Mall. Entrances on 5th and 6th Streets between Market and Arch Streets
  • Autopark at Old City. Entrances on Front and 2nd Streets between Chestnut and Walnut Streets

On-Street Parking

  • Bus Zones may be used by any vehicle to drop-off and pick-up passengers.  Vehicles may not be left unattended.
  • Residential Permit Parking enforcement will be suspended from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.  For zones with two hour parking regulations, timing will begin at 3:30 and ticketing at 5:30 p.m.
  • To allow additional time for motorists to return to their car to purchase additional time, expired meter or kiosk receipts will not be ticketed for one hour after the expiration.
  • No parking will be permitted on Broad Street from Spring Garden to South Streets, both sides. Vehicles parked on Broad Street from Spring Garden to South Streets will be subject to towing and impoundment.
    • Impounded vehicles can be retrieved at the PPA impoundment lot at 2501 Weccacoe Avenue.
  • Parking normally prohibited or limited on the following blocks will be permitted without limitation during the strike:
    • 2nd Street from Spring Garden to Willow Streets, west side.
    • Spring Garden Street from Front to I-95 overpass, both sides
    • Spring Garden Street from 5th to 9th Streets, both sides
    • Vine Street from 10th to Broad Streets, both sides
    • 18th Street from Race to Vine Streets, west side
    • 23rd Street from Arch to Race Streets, west side
    • Chestnut Street Viaduct from Front Street to Columbus Boulevard, south side
    • Columbus Boulevard from Market to Lombard Streets, east side
    • JFK Boulevard from 20th Street to Schuylkill Avenue, both side
    • Lemon Hill Drive from Kelly to Sedgley Drives, north side
    • Poplar Drive from Sedgley Drive to Girard Avenue, both sides
    • Sedgley Drive from Poplar Drive to Girard Avenue, both sides
  • Parking is also available at the following locations:
    • 5th Street from Spring Garden to Willow Streets, both sides
    • 6th Street from Spring Garden to Willow Streets, both sides
    • 8th Street from Spring Garden to Willow Streets, both sides
    • Riverside parking areas on Kelly and M. L. King Drives
    • City owned lot at 682 N. 6th Street (south of Girard Avenue)
  • Except for the items listed above, all parking regulations will be enforced.  Special emphasis will be placed on safety violations such as blocking a fire hydrant, parked on a sidewalk, blocking a crosswalk, too close to a corner, double parking, and other violations not mentioned above.


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