SEPTA has won an impressive award:
SEPTA today was honored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) with the 2012 “Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award” for efforts to enhance service, efficiencies and overall effectiveness.
APTA, which has more than 1,500 member organizations, awards the honor annually to agencies that demonstrate leadership and help advance public transportation. SEPTA was singled out for recognition by APTA in a category that includes dozens of North America’s major transit operators.
Ridership is at a 23 year high.
As a regular SEPTA rider, let me say I agree with the APTA -- the service is good, the conductors and pleasant and efficient, for the most part the other riders are nice people to share a seat with. It's a fantastic way to begin and end the work day.