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SEPTA Contract Talks Going Down To The Wire

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PHILADELPHIA -

There's still no SEPTA contract deal, and we're down to the wire with the threat of a strike.

If workers walk, it'll mean big headaches for everyone trying to get around the city.

FOX 29's Dave Kinchen reported Friday night that contract talks between SEPTA and its Transport Workers Union are done until Sunday morning. But the remaining contract expires Sunday at midnight.

The last-minute negotiations worry many riders that say a possible strike is the last thing they need.

Buses, trolleys and subway lines, like the Market-Frankford line, would be halted if SEPTA's workers do strike, essentially only preserving Regional Rail for Monday morning's commute.

One contract already expired last month, but the union agreed not to walk before the second deal ends.

The sticking points are wages and healthcare, although sources say progress has been made on pensions.

The union would still have to vote on a strike. So there is the possibility that they could simply work without a contract once that deadline passes.

Both sides are still working at this and they'll pick things up Sunday morning.

We found many commuters are trying their best to stay positive. Kinchen has more reaction from commuters in this video report.

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