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June 23: Ride-hailing failing disabled riders | Transit-oriented development in Warminster | Bike cops > tanks

Philly won't be buying an armored tank for the DNC, reports Claire Sasko. Instead, Jim Kenney wants bike cops to direct and protect convention-goers down near the stadiums. In other bike…

    • Ben Franklin Bridge, PlanPhilly

DRPA authorizes second round of union contracts following Christie veto

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Such is the motto of the DRPA board these days, which once again authorized labor agreements with three of its unions. The…

    • SEPTA bus

SEPTA stumbles across $33 million in savings, socks it away for a rainy day

A picture is worth a thousand words, but for SEPTA, videos are worth even more. The transit authority credits new cameras on its vehicles for dramatically reducing its lawsuit payments last…

    • Cascia Center rendering

Senior housing proposed for new St. Rita's center on South Broad

Back in 2014, church leaders at St. Rita of Cascia, on South Broad just below Washington Avenue, unveiled a proposal for a new conference center building on the large vacant lot…

    • This summer SEPTA will renew and repave portions of the Route 10 trolley tracks

June 22: PA House loosens PPA residency requirement | Trolley Tunnel Blitz | Bus map reform

Someone on the Philadelphia Parking Authority board doesn't want to live in Philadelphia anymore, reports Cassie Owens, and they persuaded Rep. Scott Petri in Harrisburg to introduce a bill exempting…

    • Delaware River protected bike trail

Kenney transportation chief talks complete streets at Chamber forum

At Tuesday morning’s Roadmap for Growth forum on transportation and infrastructure policy, sponsored by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Deputy Mayor Clarena Tolson delivered remarks that sounded like they could’ve…

    • Broad Street mural

June 21: Broad Street beautification for DNC | AirBnB collecting hotel tax | Private development, public ownership

South Broad Street is getting all tarted up for the DNC, reports Julia Terruso. Mural Arts will install a temporary mural on the Broad Street median between City Hall and Washington…

    • Rhythm & Hues

‘The Oval’ pop-up park returns for a fourth year

The surface parking lot at Eakins Oval on Benjamin Franklin Parkway will once again become “The Oval” pop-up park this summer, the Department of Parks & Recreation announced earlier this month.…

    • Columbia Singing Society | © Bob Bruhin

From 'Main Street Modernism' to common fabric: 19 sites considered for historic designation

From prime examples of “Main Street Modernism” to common neighborhood rowhouse blocks, the Philadelphia Historical Commission’s committee on designation recommended last week that 19 properties be added to the Philadelphia Register…

    • Auto showroom

June 20: Councilmembers pushing PPA audit | Eastwick homes sinking | State water usage fee

Councilmembers Helen Gym and David Oh introduced a motion asking Controller Alan Butkovitz to audit the PPA for the first time since 2009 in Council's last session, but a majority of…

    • The effort to create the Central Roxborough Neighborhood Conservation Overlay was sparked by the community's involvement surrounding the Bunting House demolition issue. (NewsWorks, file art)

Planning Commission walks back changes for steep slopes, tweaks registered community organization regulations

Last Tuesday, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission voted against new regulations—regulations the Commission staff itself proposed—which would have streamlined the approval process for smaller projects subject to special zoning requirements for…

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