Monday, July 11, 2016

The Daily Numbers for Monday, July 11

The Daily Numbers: 1,700 additional seats being added to the regional rails by SEPTA today.

2 as in Week 2 for SEPTA rail riders dealing with slowdowns on the regional rail system.

3 additional train sets being added to the system by SEPTA.

115 cars that were taken off line last week.

18 additional cars and 3 locomotives being added to the system today.

65,000 riders who use the system on normal business days.

40,000 riders, what the system was average yesterday.

31, age of Robert Payne, found shot to death behind the wheel of his car on a Chester street on the night of July 4.

1 person fatally shot, 1 wounded in another shooting in the city Saturday night.

16 homicides in Chester in 2016.

22 homicides in all of Delaware County.

31 billion dollar budget plan that Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf will allow to go in to effect without his signature Monday night.

1.3 billion dollar funding mechanism that leans heavily on cigarette taxes and expansion of legalized gambling to allow online wagering.

1 dollar a package tax hike for smokers.

2.60 a pack total for cigarettes.

3 cent per gallon dip in prices at the pump for gas last week.

2.33 average price in Philly region.

2.15 at some Wawas.

10-3 win for the Phillies over the Rockies in Denver yesterday.

465 foot home run launched by Cameron Rupp.

471 shot hit an inning later by Maikel Franco.

42-48 mark for the Phils at the All-Star break.

1-0 upset win for Portugal over France in the European Championship soccer final yesterday.

11-5
win for Aston-Middletown in Little League action of Newtown-Edgmont. They play again for the title tonight.

Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.

Raise your hand if you thought the Phils would enter the All-Star break with a 42-48 record? Me neither.

I Don’t Get It: Robert Payne was gunned down in his car in Chester a week ago. Saturday night two more people were shot in the city, one fatally. I don’t get it.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to SEPTA for pushing to increase the number of seats on regional rails after a very rough week last week.

Quote Box: “Our world has been shattered for the rest of our lives.”

- Rev. Robert Johnson, father of shooting victim Robert Payne

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