Septa Watch…my newest blog-obsession

I have a new favorite Philly blog that I’ve been meaning to post about for a couple of weeks now, but it has continued to slip my mind when I actually sit down to blog. But no more, I say. You must know and enjoy this blog as I have come to. So, may I present to you…Septa Watch!

That’s right, one enterprising soul has devoted much time and many words to document our messy, slow-moving, under-funded public transportation agency. The first post on the blog responds to the question many of you might be asking yourself, which is why would someone invest so much time in this?

I want to love you and encourage my friends to ride you, but you drive me crazy. Why does the rain cause you to give up and practically come to a grinding stop? Why must your buses stop at every. Darn. Block. The entire way into the City instead of, say, every other block? Why did you stop selling regional rail tickets from machines but still charge us $2 for buying a ticket on board? Why don’t you ever have any schedules in the schedule holders on the bus? Why do you stop the Market Frankfort El shortly after midnight? (Would another two hours kill you?) Why after every rider has complained about this–do most of the ticket booth attendants still not sell tokens or even give you change?

To read answers to some of these questions (or just more questions about why Septa continues to be so mediocre) you must check out this blog.

1 Comment so far

  1. Steve (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2007 @ 3:28 pm

    I completely agree. I don’t even live in Philly and I love reading that blog.

    one enterprising soul indeed.



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