For months, Dave Groom tweeted into the void about the delays endemic to his SEPTA commute. The tweets from Groom, a self-described “ranter,” were at times sharp and laced with anger, but his complaints were legitimate. After two months of largely unanswered tweets, he finally got a call from SEPTA that seems to have led to improvements on his bus and El commute from Lansdowne to Center City. It took a lot of venting and rage, he said, just to get someone’s attention.
Federal investigators found one safety violation, then another, and then another, while reviewing last year’s fatal train crash in Chester. Ultimately, investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) found 20 separate safety lapses that contributed to the April 3, 2016, collision between a train and a backhoe on an adjacent track. Two Amtrak workers died as a result, and 39 people were injured.
The first two of three hearings on extending SEPTA’s Norristown High Speed Line to King of Prussia and Upper Merion Township is scheduled for Monday. The hearings, preceded by an open house, will be held in the Jefferson Ballroom at the DoubleTree Hotel, 301 W. DeKalb Pike, King of Prussia. The first session begins with an open house starting at 1 p.m. with the public hearing scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. The second session begins with an open house at 5 p.m. with the hearing slated for 6 to 8 p.m.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".