PHILADELPHIA, PA — SEPTA and Transit Police have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract, ending a stalemate between the two sides that forced officers to go on strike, officials announced Saturday afternoon.

The agreement will go to the union membership and SEPTA board for approval Thursday.

“We’re relieved to have this step behind us,” SEPTA spokesperson Andrew Busch said. “We’re moving full forward with our police coming back.”

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