The Eagles estimate that about 20 percent of their fans use mass transit to get to Lincoln Financial Field, so if last night's tentative SEPTA proposal is not ratified today or transit operations are not resumed in time, parking for tomorrow's 8:20 p.m. game against the Cowboys could be challenging. Fans are encouraged to carpool. If there is no SEPTA resolution, lots will open at 1 p.m. tomorrow. *
Even bicyclists were hemmed in by gridlock on the first day of the city's SEPTA strike. Commuters gritted their teeth and chose any means available to make due without public transit when the unexpected strike broke in the predawn hours yesterday.
The SEPTA strike didn't just wreak havoc in Philadelphia yesterday. It also stranded and frustrated city residents trying to reach jobs in the suburbs or get back, and worried some businesses that rely on reverse commuters.
Thanks to the Center City traffic this morning, there was plenty of time to ponder what should be done about the strike by Transport Workers Union Local 234, which is largely the cause of all the Center City traffic this morning.
NEGOTIATIONS between SEPTA and Transport Workers Union Local 234 could resume as early as today, possibly ending a strike that left hundreds of thousands of commuters without transportation to work and school.