Long, strange trip for SEPTA in 2010

Top 5 stories involving SEPTA in 2010:

1 Dead man on board: A 68-year-old homeless man took his last bus ride in April when SEPTA supervisors opted to continue the route despite the driver reporting the man was unconscious.

2 No new fare technology: Riders collectively sighed when SEPTA announced it would defer its long-awaited new fare tech plan after Act 44 funding fell through.

3 Willie Brown ousted: The leader of SEPTA’s largest union was unceremoniously dismissed when he lost an internal election on the heels of signing a five-year contract that followed a nasty six-day strike.

4 Silverliner V’s: Three of SEPTA’s shiny new Regional Rail trains went into service in October with much fanfare.

5 Bus attacked at funeral: Funeral-goers on Lehigh Avenue mobbed and assaulted a bus driver.

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