SEPTA has reached a tentative contract with the labor union representing Regional Rail conductors and assistant conductors.

The agreement calls for raises totaling 11.5 percent over the five-year life of the contract, similar to the pattern established by a 2009 contract with SEPTA's largest union, Transport Workers Union Local 234, which represents bus and subway operators and mechanics.

The tentative agreement with 390 conductors and assistant conductors must still be ratified by the members of United Transportation Union Local 61 and the SEPTA board. The UTU's last contract with SEPTA had expired on Oct. 17, 2009.

Two of SEPTA's 17 bargaining units remain without contracts: the unions representing locomotive engineers and electrical workers.