The Philadelphia Inquirer ( http://bit.ly/ICZ8JV) reports SEPTA's board of directors approved the contract Thursday, three weeks after the police union ratified the deal.
About 200 transit police officers who cover SEPTA's subways, trains, buses and trolleys went on strike March 21, prompting transit officials to hire private security to augment increased security by supervisors and city police.
The new contract includes a $1,250 bonus and a 12 percent pay raise over four years.
SEPTA has a weekday average of 1.18 million riders and is the nation's sixth-largest public transportation system.
Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.philly.com