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Jul. 6, 2016 11:03 am

Now more timely than ever: Is SEPTA F*cked?

It's not new, but this defiantly simple single-purpose website is worth checking out.

SEPTA had to remove this type of train car for repairs.

(Photo by Flickr user Rashaad Jorden, used under a Creative Commons license)

Maybe you’ve heard: SEPTA had to remove a third of its Regional Rail fleet due to a potentially dangerous manufacturing error.

This means fewer trains, crowded trains and longer waits for the 65,000 people who ride Regional Rail every day.

Now, if you’re among those 65,000 riders, here’s a defiantly simple single-purpose website you might want to check out: Is SEPTA Fucked?

We first told you about the site, created by Ardmore developer Douglas Muth, way back in 2012. At the time, SEPTA was not fucked; currently, SEPTA is decidedly fucked.

As of press time, nine out of 27 trains are late. “You may want to look into alternate forms of transportation,” the site helpfully advises. SEPTA buses, the site declares, are currently not fucked.

(For a more detailed look at how Regional Rail trains are faring, Muth is also behind the sleekly informative Septa Stats.)

If you can, work from home. Or how about biking? The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia even made a handy map:

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Zack Seward

Zack Seward is Editor-in-Chief of Technical.ly, the local technology news network. Previously, Seward was the Innovations Reporter at WHYY and NewsWorks.org in Philadelphia. Before that, he worked at WXXI in Rochester, N.Y., as a reporter and editor for a statewide public radio reporting project. Seward is an alumnus of Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism. He's originally from San Francisco and went to college in Chicago.

  • Mike Krupit

    Working from home has turned out to be a blessing. Not only do I get more work done, but I also get to eat a delicious homemade (vegan) lunch, https://twitter.com/mkrupit/status/750734655930916864, and I don’t have to be in Philly for Center City Sips and share the train home with hundreds of young drunks 🙂

    • marcgravez

      I think you only resent the young drunks mainly because we’re not young any more.

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