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Commuters brace for 3rd day of Philadelphia transit strike

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Commuters braced for a third day of traffic gridlock in and around Philadelphia as the city's transit agency urged the union representing about 4,700 striking workers to engage in good-faith negotiations to bring an end to the walkout.

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority said in a statement late Wednesday that a strike should be "an option of last resort," and when you have one, there needs to be added urgency to "reach an agreement and get back to work."

SEPTA Board Chairman Pasquale T. Deon Sr. said that on several occasions this week, SEPTA negotiators believed progress was being made, but Deon said the union "brought a halt to negotiations."