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Transit police go on strike in Pennsylvania


PHILADELPHIA (WKOW) -- The public transit agency that serves the Philadelphia area said about 200 police officers have gone on strike amid a stalemate over contract talks.

The strikes started Wednesday afternoon. The transit agency is known as SEPTA. About 270 police officers patrol its station platforms and routes.

Philadelphia police will be on hand to respond to any calls for service on SEPTA subways, buses and trolleys.

SEPTA is the nation's sixth-largest public transportation system. It offers buses, trolleys, subways and regional trains between Philadelphia and Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties in Pennsylvania as well as New Jersey and Delaware.

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