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    • PPA garage

Parking Authority chief Petri offers up a sweeping legislative agenda for change

Sitting at a conference table, sporting a tie emblazoned with lines from the U.S. Constitution and a likeness of Independence Hall, Scott Petri began an interview with a warning for the…

    • A worker cleans the ornate limestone capitals of the East Portico at 30th Street Station.

Facade work refreshes 30th Street Station as Amtrak shops its commercial-district plan

When Pennsylvania Railroad moved its headquarters from Broad Street to 30th Street Station upon its completion in 1935, the shift was seen as an attempt to move Philadelphia’s downtown to the…

    • nrg station rendering

SEPTA drops AT&T, renames ex-Pattison Station for NRG Energy

What’s in a name? A subway station by any other name would smell less than sweet. The Juliets who take the Broad Street Line to cheer on the home teams may…

    • Rochelle Nichols-Solomon (right) and other Pay Up PPA members demand more school funding at a PPA board meeting

More parking tickets should mean more school books, activists tell PPA

Why does the Philadelphia Parking Authority exist? This isn’t just the lament of drivers filled with the kind of rage that can only be engendered by the discovery of a PPA…

    • City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart announces an audit of the PPA as Pa. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale looks on

City Controller takes aim at Parking Authority's spending

Nobody really likes to get a parking ticket. And no one really likes to get audited. Now, both these things nobody really likes are coming together, as City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart…

    • Girard Avenue trolley

Overhauling its bus network may be on SEPTA’s schedule soon

Buses are the sick man of SEPTA’s transit options. Though overall ridership has remained relatively flat, bus trips have fallen 33 million, or 17 percent, over the last five years. Now,…

    • Gov. Tom Wolf and PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards announce Schuylkill Expressway initiative.

PennDOT, Wolf announce a series of small tweaks to I-76 aimed at easing traffic

As Gov. Tom Wolf announced a multiyear, $8.6 million initiative to ease traffic on the notoriously gridlocked Schuylkill Expressway, he intimated a familiarity with the frustrations faced by area commuters. “It…

    • Philadelphia Unemployment Project board members and supporters rally in the mayor's reception room for more reverse commuter vanpool funds

PUP begs for a scrap of funding for its vanpool program for reverse commuters

The Philadelphia Unemployment Project rallied for support at City Hall Wednesday morning, hoping to pressure City Council and Mayor Jim Kenney to fund its small vanpooling program for reverse-commuting Philadelphians who…

    • Residents offered input at a meeting.

Transforming Washington Ave. from a divider to a connector

Navigating parts of Washington Avenue can feel so daunting and dangerous, a pedestrian might envy the street’s namesake, who only had to cross a frozen river on his way to Trenton.…

    • The ride began on the Art Museum steps. (Bastiaan Slabbers/for WHYY)

11 cyclists are dead and the city has done nothing, mourners say at silent ride

“This is really part of my healing process,” explains Lou Savastani as he leans against his road bike at the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. “Two years ago, I…

    • Screen shot of video showing what appears to be an intentional hit-and-run of a cyclist

Philadelphia Police investigating Twitter video showing an apparently intentional hit-and-run of a cyclist

Philadelphia police are actively investigating a video posted on Twitter that appears to show a driver purposefully hitting a cyclist and then driving off. The video was posted by Twitter user…

    • The 150 bus is SEPTA's least used bus route.

SEPTA considering an end to transfer fees as part of bus system overhaul

Your standard SEPTA bus comfortably seats 40 passengers, with standing room for many more. The typical 150 bus carries less than four. The direct line between the Plymouth Meeting Mall and…

    • Bus on Bus Stop Pad at 7th and Chestnut/Jim Saksa, PlanPhilly

ACLU sues SEPTA, claiming ad policy violates First Amendment

If you ride SEPTA, you’ve seen a few ads. A bus wrapped in a Pat’s advertisement is like billboard on wheels for greasy, 3 a.m. cheesesteak glory. Posters on the subway…

    • A SEPTA Key validator

SEPTA Key costs balloon as agency fixes smartcard snafus

SEPTA’s capital budget for the upcoming fiscal year increased the estimated total price of implementing the Key card payment system to $297.77 million, a nearly $30 million increase over last year’s…

    • Allan Domb | Emma Lee/WHYY

Councilman Domb’s modest proposal: ban on-street parking in Center City

At a City Council hearing on SEPTA’s budget, Councilman Allan Domb floated a bold proposal that will make him a hero to some and a villain to others in the ongoing…

    • A shared lane for buses and bikes on Chestnut Street. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Is Philly better off with safer streets or faster moving traffic? At City Hall, it depends on who you ask

“Could I have the ‘transportation guru’ come up to the table, please?” That’s how Council President Darrell Clarke called Deputy Managing Director of the Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems (OTIS),…

    •  Dockless bike-share provider ofo, now operating in Camden, says it would apply to operate in Philadelphia once the licensing regime is in place.

Will a bike share system that relies on smartphones work for Camden?

On May 1st — or May Day, the date chosen by Communists as their own over a century ago — Camden will begin piloting a sharing program for a vehicle that…

    • 30th Street Station is Amtrak's third busiest station

Drexel's Fry: Fix Northeast Corridor Transit or say goodbye to jobs

Drexel University’s founder and namesake, Anthony J. Drexel, made his fortune financing the construction of America’s railroads. Without them, the school probably wouldn’t exist. Drexel’s still betting big on the railroad,…

    • Electric Vehicle parking

City Council advances bill to kill Philadelphia's electric vehicle parking program

Philadelphia City Council took another step towards eliminating a program that encouraged electric vehicle ownership on Monday, advancing a bill to kill a little-used city program that allowed residents to create…

    • Start screen of the updated SEPTA Key Fare Kiosks (Kim Paynter/WHYY)

SEPTA tweaks Key card costs

It’s a common critique of modern capitalism that our society does not value something until there is a price on it. Starting this May, SEPTA will force riders to assign a…

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