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You are viewing 13 articles for March 2018 by the author Jim Saksa

    • Electric Morning | Steve Ives, EOTS Flickr Group

SEPTA touts $3B economic impact as agency preps for bruising budget battle

SEPTA officials laid the groundwork for upcoming budget battles on Thursday, releasing an economic impact study that frames the transit agency as a critical cog in the region’s economy and profitable…

    • La Salle University is launching a bike share program in partnership with the company Spin. (Photo credit: Spin)

With launch of new system, La Salle pioneering dockless bike share in Philly

When students at La Salle University return to campus after a short break for Easter, waiting for them will be one hundred baskets — attached to brand-new bicycles.  Almost exactly three…

    • Demolition of Old City buildings gutted by a fire in February began on March 27. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Demolition begins on Old City buildings gutted by fire

Demolition work began Tuesday on a pair of historic buildings in Old City that were gutted by a February 18th fire. It took five weeks after the fire to stabilize the…

    • Septa  on Walnut Street

Why the 9 bus is actually Philly's worst route

SEPTA runs 111 city bus routes, including 38 special bus routes for school children, 41 suburban bus routes, 13 Regional Rail lines, eight streetcar lines, five contracted-out shuttles, three trackless trolley…

    • FedEx workers sort boxes for delivery on a busy street.

Your online shopping habit clogs Philly's streets. City Hall wants to fix that.

You see it all the time in Philly: An Uber stopping in the bike lane, a FedEx truck parking on the curb, or a beer delivery truck blocking an intersection. And…

    • Volunteers clean up one of the lakes at FDR Park on a cold February day. (Photo credit: Friends of FDR Park/Facebook)

A plan for rebirth in the works for South Philly's FDR Park

With its bucolic lakes, verdant golf course, plentiful tennis courts, and picturesque wedding venue at the American Swedish Museum, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park is kind of like a working man’s country…

    • A regional rail train departs 30th Street Station as the snow intensifies. (Emma/Lee/WHYY)

SEPTA preps for a long night of snow removal

In Philadelphia this year, March is going out like a lamb — covered in the white fluffy stuff. Just a few days before Easter, yet another snowy nor’easter is buffeting the…

    • pothole file image

Going to pot: Philly potholes up 20% in 2018

Most people hate potholes. Then again, most people don’t run a tire shop. “Oh god, the volume has just doubled,” said Tom Tafe at Pinnacle Auto Repair and Tires in Bella…

    • Preliminary sketch of the proposed Temple on-campus football stadium. (Temple University)

Temple: Proposed football stadium won't jam traffic or create parking problems

Temple University’s renewed push to build a $126 million, 35,000-seat football stadium next to its North Philadelphia campus has inspired an all-out blitz of defensive measures aimed at stopping the Owls…

    • Tesla plugged in at the EV-only zone on Delancey Street.

City officials sound death knell for a controversial electric vehicle parking privilege

A city task force charged with creating new policies to promote electric vehicle (EV) use in Philadelphia called for the elimination of a contentious parking program intended to encourage use of…

    • streets department photo otis

To reduce traffic deaths, city to create new bike lane crew

For years now, cyclists and traffic safety advocates have pushed for funds to reduce traffic deaths in Philadelphia from nearly one hundred a year to zero. The campaign’s brand is Vision…

    • The SEPTA Key Mobile Truck

SEPTA to end token sales at bus depots and most Regional Rail stations

Did you know you could go to a SEPTA bus depot — the cavernous maintenance facilities where buses park when they’re not out on their routes — and buy SEPTA tokens?…

    • Kensington

Recent court ruling opens a door for homeowners to appeal tax bill

Taxes and lawsuits are unpleasant things. Most of us would prefer to avoid them all together and begrudgingly pay an accountant or lawyer to handle them if we must. Most of…

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