Monday, April 14, 2014


Civilization returns, at least a bit.

SEPTA will restore all-night subway service on Fridays and Saturdays, at least temporarily, beginning in June, officials said Monday.

SEPTA's proposed new operating budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1 includes several hundred thousand dollars to run the Broad Street subway and the Market-Frankford subway-elevated line all night on Fridays and Saturdays.

Getting rid of all night service was more of a security issue than a financial one, and I'm curious whether it will really cost (net) all that much more than the night buses.

I'm old and I'm never out this late, but for service workers, early shift workers, and, yes, drunk people who shouldn't be driving, this is good.