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SEPTA prepares for potential strike

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) officials still are hoping to reach new agreements with Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 234 and United Transportation Union (UTU) Local 1594 during the next several days, but they released a service interruption plan in case the unions launch a strike next week.

If the parties don’t reach an agreement before midnight on Oct. 30, more than 5,200 workers would go on strike. SEPTA would continue to operate regional rail routes, but would shut down all trolley, bus and subway routes in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties.

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