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Uber bringing new bus-like 'express pool' service to Philly, stepping up competition with SEPTA

On Thursday, Uber will expand its extra-cheap Express Pool service to Philadelphia, making it one of six cities to get the new bus-like offering that debuted in San Francisco and Boston…

    • 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…

    • The 10th Street bike lane in Chinatown during its pilot phase.

Bills to build new bike lanes advance in City Council

A trio of bills to expand Philadelphia’s disjointed bike lane network advanced out of City Council’s streets and services committee Wednesday. The legislation is expected to be introduced to the floor…

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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,…

    • A crowded SEPTA Regional Rail train this morning at Suburban Station. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

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…

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Philadelphia a hot spot among Millennials? Not so fast, researchers say.

Philadelphia’s ability to attract millennials has fueled plenty of boastful headlines and civic booster chatter in recent years, but a new study by the Brookings Institution raises concerns about how well…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • A crowded SEPTA Regional Rail train this morning at Suburban Station. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

SEPTA expects big progress on construction projects over next 12 months

SEPTA kicked off its annual capital budget process Wednesday with a pair of public meetings showcasing the vehicles it plans on purchasing and the stations it plans on rehabbing over the…

    • Parking Meters

Philadelphia Parking Authority promises increased transparency

Philadelphia's new parking czar, Scott Petri, kicked off his first board meeting Tuesday with a 26-minute-long recital of his inaugural director’s report His predecessor, Clarena Tolson, used to keep her remarks…

    • SEPTA Token cufflink, available at the SEPTA gift shop

The artistry of saying goodbye to tokens

On Monday, SEPTA stopped selling tokens at station machines and cashier booths. SEPTA is the last major transit agency in the United States to still use tokens. It’s a big step…

    • Conceptual rendering of Schuylkill Yards, a site being put forth for Amazon's second headquarters

In next round of Amazon HQ2 competition, Philly's strong pharma industry may give the city an edge

When Amazon announced, last fall, that it was looking for a city to host a second headquarters, the company said it wanted pretty much what everybody wants in a home. Something …

    • A SEPTA Key validator

Answers for all your SEPTA Key questions

On Monday, SEPTA will stop selling tokens at subway stations, taking a long-awaited leap forward in the neverending game of hopscotch that is the rollout of its new fare payment system,…

    • Indego Bike Share Station at Race Street Pier/Emma Lee, WHYY

Philly looking to 'boost' bike share with controversial new technology

Sharing may go from caring to cutthroat in Philadelphia as the city opens the door to a smattering of venture capital-backed dockless bike share companies that have quickly turned the easy…

    • Cars regularly stop in Philadelphia's bike lanes that aren't

Cyclists violate traffic law no more than drivers, new data shows

A new study from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) seems to further confirm a sinking suspicion many Philadelphians have: Everyone on the road is a law-breaking jerk. The FDOT study…

    • King of Prussia rail link

Trump strategy may pose threat to King of Prussia rail

A major spending policy reversal by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) over a tunnel underneath the Hudson River may signal derailments to SEPTA’s own infrastructure projects, some experts say. Late last…

    • Garnet Street resident Alison Stohr introduces Betty Beaufort during a rally in front of Beaufort's home

In ongoing fight over Smith School site, RCOs get an F from both neighbors and the developer

Friday afternoon, around 30 Point Breeze residents gathered on the 1300 block of Garnet Street to air recriminations aimed at the developer converting the former Smith School site into nearly 100…

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