SEPTA workers who maintain Regional Rail signals will get an 11.5 percent wage increase over five years under a deal approved Thursday by the SEPTA board.

The terms of the new contract, which affects about 75 employees represented by the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen, are similar to those negotiated by other unions in contracts with SEPTA over the last two years.

The workers, whose wages have not increased since 2008, currently are paid from $26.55 to $28.85 an hour. - Paul Nussbaum