PHILADELPHIA – Resolute, angry transit workers vowed on Tuesday to remain on strike for weeks or even months if they don’t get an acceptable contract, a grim prospect for hundreds of thousands of riders forced to find other ways to get around. City buses, subways and trolleys were idle for a second day as employees of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority walked picket lines and settled in for what some predicted would be an extended work stoppage. Contract talks between SEPTA and the Transport Workers Union were to resume Tuesday night. Talks had stopped Sunday night, and some 5,300 union members walked off the job for the first time since 1998. Union and SEPTA representatives huddled separately with a mediator. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “I’m lonelier than the Maytag repairman; we’re sitting at the hotel, waiting for the union negotiators,” said SEPTA spokesman Richard Maloney. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!