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You are viewing 8 articles for April 2019 by the author Darryl C. Murphy

    • SEPTA's City Hall Station overhaul is on SEPTA's list of deferred capital projects

Appeal of anti-toll lawsuit keeps SEPTA improvements on hold

SEPTA’s state funding is hovering at a more than 10-year low due to a federal lawsuit that just won’t go away. The transportation agency breathed a sigh of relief in early…

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

Scamming SEPTA is getting harder — agency hits 10-year low for claims payouts

Suing SEPTA was a lucrative hustle before the aughts. Any opportunist who had the good fortune to stumble upon a SEPTA bus accident could hop on, pretend to be an injured…

    • A man carries a stroller up the stairs at the 8th and Chestnut exit from the Market Frankford line. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Family-friendly SEPTA Key to roll out - but not until 2020

Glenside resident Amanda Bergson-Shilcock likes to take her five nieces and nephews into Philadelphia on day trips. SEPTA tokens made it easy and inexpensive — the now-defunct currency got them in…

    • The sidewalks on Naima Miller's Point Breeze block are slanting, cracked and sinking. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Spring is sidewalk season in Philly but watch your step — those cracks aren’t getting fixed

Naima Miller remembers the exact crack on the sidewalk where she twisted her ankle four years ago. She was walking to the store when she tripped on the broken pavement in…

    • Riders wait on a SEPTA train platform for the Regional Rail to arrive. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

SEPTA Key usable on all of Regional Rail starting May 1

Regional rail commuters in all four zones can ditch their monthly and weekly paper passes for SEPTA Key as soon as May 1. The change means that commuters coming from more…

    • In this file photo, State Sen. Anthony Williams announces his Philadelphia mayoral bid. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Anthony Williams opposes congestion pricing, pitches shuttle buses to cut gridlock

Mayoral candidate State Sen. Anthony Williams says he would not consider congestion pricing as a fix for Philadelphia’s transportation woes if he were in charge. The practice, recently adopted by New…

    • Rev. Clarence Hester and Tinamarie Russell point to North Station District development site. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Neighbors want a role in building North Station District

Latonya Talford had questions for the New York investors behind an ambitious plan to transform her quiet North Philadelphia neighborhood into a highrise village that developers and local officials are calling…

    •  A view of the Philadelphia skyline from the 52nd Street station on the Market-Frankford elevated line in West Philadelphia. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Congestion pricing floated as fix for Pa. transit funding crisis

The news that New York will become the first U.S. city to impose a fee on vehicles entering Manhattan has put congestion pricing at the center of a statewide conversation about…

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