Philadelphia Transit Strike To End As SEPTA, Union Reach Deal: Reports

(Reuters) - A six-day-old bus and rail strike in Philadelphia is set to end with a deal reached by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) and union workers, local media reported on Monday.

The walkout by 4,700 Transport Workers Union members has idled buses, trolleys and trains that provide some 930,000 rides a day in the fifth most populous city in the United States.

The union, Local 234, declared a strike on Monday night after contract talks with SEPTA stalemated over such issues as healthcare and pension benefits.

CBS News reported the tentative deal had been reached after concerns about voters getting to polls on Election Day Tuesday.