WHO: Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

WHAT: Since 2008, SEPTA has spent $2,210 on train tickets to Washington, almost half on Acela Express, Amtrak's most luxurious train. (Their spokesman said it was to preserve a tight schedule; Acela cuts about seven minutes off the trip.) SEPTA also spent $19,887 on four round-trip tickets to examine train cars being built in South Korea.

WHY IT'S AN OUTRAGE: SEPTA riders saw a hike in bus, train, subway, and trolley fares earlier this month. So why are execs riding in style?

WHERE TO VENT: SEPTA at (215) 580-7800.

-Compiled by Anna Dorminey, an Examiner intern through the National Journalism Center.