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    • 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…

    • 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…

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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…

    • 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?…

    • Commuters are shown exiting a SEPTA bus. (AP Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek, file

SEPTA: New bus route connecting Grays Ferry and Brewerytown to University City expected to launch in 2018

It might not always seem that way, like when the bus still pulls away without you despite your sprinting and shouts, but SEPTA listens. At least when it comes to planning…

    • buffered bike lane chestnut

New City Council bill threatens progress on Philly's bike lanes

City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell introduced a bill on Thursday that would shift more control of Philadelphia’s bike lane infrastructure to council and away from the city’s planners and traffic engineers. The…

    • Crash on Henry Avenue at West Queen Lane (file) | NewsWorks

Traffic deaths remain stubbornly high in Philly and across the U.S.

Despite a bevy of new safety features like automatic braking and lane departure warnings, a recent report by the National Safety Council (NSC) shows that traffic deaths across the United States…

    • Donald Trump

Top city official slams Trump’s infrastructure proposal

Philadelphia officials are adding their voices to a bipartisan chorus of vexed state and city officials across the nation lambasting President Donald J. Trump’s $200 billion infrastructure spending proposal. “We hold…

    • Eagles Fans from Trenton

Transit agencies score on Eagles parade day

In 2008, the Phillies won the World Series for the first time in 28 years. But, SEPTA stranded some of the crowds of baseball fans who tried to cheer them on,…

    • The NTSB Go Team arrives on the scene of the Amtrak Train #188 Derailment in Philadelphia, PA.  // NTSB

Criminal charges reinstated for Amtrak engineer indicted in deadly Philly train crash

Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian has been ordered to stand trial on involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment charges for the deadly 2015 derailment in Philadelphia, the AP reports. Judge Kathryn S. Lewis…

    • A SEPTA Regional Rail train.

How to get around Philly during Thursday's Super Bowl Parade

The parade is rolling and so is WHYY/ PlanPhilly's live coverage. Please read the story as it unfolds in real time at whyy.org. Updated, Thuursday, Feb. 8, 8:51 am. SEPTA's…

    • Eagles Subway/ septa

Why SEPTA lost Super Bowl Sunday's transit game

Last night, the Philadelphia Eagles were unstoppable. Philadelphia’s public transportation? Not so much. SEPTA announced on its Twitter feed the cancellation of 57 Regional Rail trains on Sunday due to “Manpower…

    • Outbound PATCO | Rob Lybeck, EOTS Flickr Group

Patco’s morning-after mea culpa is good juju on Super Bowl Friday

PATCO wants to kiss and make up. The regional transit operator is offering free rides during Friday morning rush hour between 6 and 9 in hopes of winning back commuter love…

    • Workers assessing damage from a Conrail train's collision with a PATCO power pole

PATCO commuters should expect transit headaches this week as repairs from pole run-in continue

There are plenty of pros to taking PATCO to work — skip bridge tolls, no traffic, a smaller carbon footprint — but this morning had one huge con: Conrail. A Conrail…

    • Family members react at the scene of a fatal accident on Roosevelt Boulevard.

The $50,000 fight to get speed cameras on Roosevelt Boulevard

Latanya Byrd’s eyes still well up when she talks about July 16, 2013. “It was a beautiful day,” she says. Her niece, Samara Banks, posted photos online of her four children…

    • The Norristown high speed rail line would run through King of Prussia under SEPTA's plan.

SEPTA approves route for KOP to Center City rail line

SEPTA has approved the final route of a proposed high speed rail line connecting King of Prussia to Center City. In a press release issued Thursday, SEPTA Board Chairman Pasquale T.…

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

Time's up for electric vehicle parking, panel says

A city task force wants to end an unpopular electric-vehicle (EV) parking program and in its stead, create more publicly available car-charging stations.  Tonight, members of the public are invited to…

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