A SEPTA board committee on Thursday approved a new contract proposal for transit police, paving the way for approval by the full board next week.
The police union, which staged a nine-day strike last month, ratified the new contract on April 5. Under terms of the agreement, each of the 210 members of the Fraternal Order of Transit Police will receive a $1,250 bonus immediately and a 12 percent increase in pay over four years.
The agreement also includes small increases in longevity pay and clothing allowances and doubles the death benefit to $500,000 for any officer killed in the line of duty.
The contract includes no "certification" pay, which was one of the police demands during the strike.