The SEPTA board also heard Thursday from a leader of the union for train engineers, asking that SEPTA rescind its new requirement that engineers wear fluorescent green-yellow vests.
Tom Dorricott of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen said the vests - which SEPTA said were designed to improved rail security - could make engineers targets for terrorists. And he said the vests were a step toward mandatory uniforms, which engineers have resisted.
SEPTA and its rail unions are in acrimonious labor negotiations and the vest issue has become part of the labor-management battle. The engineers have been working without a new contract since July.