SEPTA train crews seek federal intervention over work schedules
Bill Hangley, Newsworks
– Conductors and engineers for SEPTA’s regional rail lines have asked federal regulators to reinstate work rules designed to prevent driver fatigue, saying the agency’s new scheduling system has led to last-minute assignments that make it hard to get enough sleep.
Wolf unveils proposal five percent natural gas tax
Michaelle Bond and Amy Worden, Inquirer
– With public sentiment behind him and a deficit on the horizon, Gov. Wolf on Wednesday unveiled his plan to impose a 5-percent tax on natural gas drilling that he said could generate $1 billion for the state’s public schools.
Eye to Eye, an art-based program, unites local students with learning disabilities
Emily Scott, The Temple News
– In high school, Matt Cahill established a “safe environment.” He attended Delaware Valley Friends School, in Paoli, where his circle of friends consisted of students with learning disabilities similar to his own.
Gears are in motion for Philadelphia’s new Bike Share, but are we prepared?
Jimmy Viola, Hidden City Philadelphia
– Will our dodgy street conditions, the lack of protected bike lanes, and negligible bike-friendly infrastructure safety support the program?