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Philadelphia transit strike ends with a tentative deal 

Philadelphia transit strike ends with a tentative deal 

Philadelphia's weeklong transit strike is over.

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority and the union representing about 4,700 transit workers announced a tentative agreement early Monday.

SEPTA Board Chairman Pasquale Deon said in a statement that the deal that provides "wage increases, pension improvements, and maintains health care coverage levels while addressing rising costs."

The five-year deal is still subject to ratification by union members and must be approved by the SEPTA board.

Officials said subway service would likely be the first to return, and that some bus service could be available in time for Monday's evening rush hour,...

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