October 21, 2016 6:41 PM ET

Road and Rail

Company Overview of Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, Inc.

Company Overview

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, Inc. provides transportation services. It offers regional rail, street line, trolley line, high speed line, and bus services. The authority was founded in 1963 and is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1234 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107

United States

Founded in 1963



Key Executives for Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, Inc.

Director of Media Relations
Secretary and Member of Board of Directors
Director of Public Affairs
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, Inc. Key Developments

Members of Transport Workers Union Vote to Authorize Strike at SEPTA

Members of Transport Workers Union Local 234 voted unanimously to authorize a strike at SEPTA if no settlement is reached by midnight, Oct. 31, 2016. Without an agreement by midnight on October 31, Local 234 members promise not report to work - bringing transit service to a halt in and around Philadelphia.

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Background Checks Lawsuit Adds New Allegations and Plaintiffs

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority faces more allegations from new plaintiffs that it willfully violates federal and state laws when conducting criminal background checks of prospective employees. Filed in federal court in Philadelphia, the amended class action lawsuit accuses SEPTA of routinely rejecting job applicants based on information contained in reports obtained from background check companies. The lawsuit alleges that SEPTA fails to comply with the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) in its procurement of consumer reports for employment purposes. According to the complaint, SEPTA fails to provide job applicants with a required "clear and conspicuous" written disclosure that it may obtain a consumer report for employment purposes. The "clear and conspicuous," also known as "stand alone" disclosure is important to ensuring accuracy, informing applicants that a background check will be run on them, and preventing employers from distracting job applicants with unrelated information and requests. SEPTA also is accused of routinely violating Pennsylvania's Criminal History Record Information Act (CHRIA) through its policy and practice of disqualifying job applicants with unrelated felony convictions from employment in positions involving the operation of SEPTA vehicles. The amended complaint includes new allegations that SEPTA fails to provide proper FCRA notices to job applicants. The amended complaint adds plaintiffs Joseph Shipley, a 45-year-old Philadelphia resident who was offered a SEPTA job offer for a railroad supervisor manager earlier this year, and Michael White, a 33-year-old Philadelphia resident who was denied a bus operator position in 2015. Both men disclosed drug related convictions which were over 7 years old. The original named plaintiff is Frank Long. The legal team for the putative class includes Adam T. Klein, Ossai Miazad, Lewis M. Steel, Christopher M. McNerney, and Cheryl-Lyn Bentley, of Outten & Golden LLP's New York office; Michael Lee and Michael Hardiman of Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity, of Philadelphia; Jon Greenbaum and Mateya T. Kelley of Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, of Washington, D.C.; Benjamin D. Geffen of Public Interest Law Center, of Philadelphia; and Ryan Allen Hancock and Danielle Newsome of Willig, Williams & Davidson, of Philadelphia.

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Wins $8,457,913.70 Federal Contract

Public Buildings Service (PBS) (General Services Administration), ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT DIVISION (3PQ), has awarded a $8,457,913.70 federal contract to Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority on Sept. 22 for "AAAP Lease of Office Space in Philadelphia, PA".

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