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(Source:, November 21, 2023)

Don Hill, General Chairman of BLET’s SEPTA locomotive engineers, said that SEPTA currently has 177 engineers instead of the 230 needed to properly maintain the agency’s regional rail schedule. BLET Vice President James P. Louis told SEPTA board members last week that the agency’s engineers and trainmen are the lowest paid in the industry, with new engineers paid 58% per hour less than counterparts in the Northeast and the top pay is 20% lower than other carriers in the Northeast.

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