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    • Septa Bus Advertisement/Emma Lee, WHYY

Chilly reception: New SEPTA ad policy will prohibit ads welcoming Pope, DNC

Philadelphia is pulling out all the stops to welcome Pope Francis when the leader of the Roman Catholic Church visits in September: organizers are amassing a heavenly host of volunteers ten-thousand-strong,…

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

Streetsplainer: What’s with those concrete pads in front of bus stops?

In front of some SEPTA bus stops, you might have a concrete pad in place of the usual stretch of potholes and asphalt. What are those things, and why are they…

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PATCO plans special passes, schedule for Papal visit

“We’re coming out with a new air freshener, just for the Papal visit,” Delaware River Port Authority CEO John Hanson is saying, just before a meeting of the DRPA Finance Committee…

    • 9th/10th & Locust PATCO Station Bike Racks/Photo Credit: Bennet Cornelius, PATCO

SEPTA and PATCO hop on bike trend to boost ridership

Last month, SEPTA released its first ever Cycle-Transit Plan, an addendum of sorts to its Sustainability Plan, detailing what the transit authority has done—and will do—to make it easier for cyclists…

    • SEPTA launches official iPhone app

Upcoming Hackathon aims to make getting around Philly easier, needs your ideas

What happens when you cram a couple dozen tech geeks and transit nerds into a room with nothing but coffee, junk food and energy drinks for a weekend? Well, besides the…

    • Speed Cushion (Before markings added)

Streetsplainer: Why does that speed hump have gaps?

If you live in Northeast or Northwest Philly, you might have noticed some new speed humps with little gaps in them. They’re called speed cushions. “Why would they put a few…

    • Route 52, Photo by Ashley Hahn

SEPTA Board approves capital, operating budgets, plus new locomotives

The SEPTA Board was busy yesterday, giving the official OK to both the capital and operating budgets, plus authorizing another $154 million to purchase new locomotives. The board adopted a $534.54…

    • South 13th Street puddle, Photo by Philadelphia Photos

Streets Dept. Summer Construction Update: Potholes (still), 41st Bridge, trails, roads and more

Every now and again, we like to check in with Philadelphia Streets Department Chief Engineer, Darin Gatti, to find out what the boys in neon green and safety-cone orange are up…

    • Parking Meters

PPA okays pay-by-phone parking app, electric vehicle charging at PHL

The Philadelphia Parking Authority selected Pango USA as contractor for installing and implementing a pay-by-phone parking app. The company already provides similar services in Phoenix, Harrisburg and Wilkes-Barre. Philadelphia will be…

    • One Port Center

DRPA Dispatch: Applying for Fed. cash to reopen Franklin Square; Refurbished cars finally here; Ben Franklin Bridge track work ahead of schedule

The Delaware River Port Authority board authorized an application for a federal TIGER VII grant to fund reopening of the Franklin Square PATCO Station. The project would cost an estimated $28…

    • Pittsburgh's East Busway serves 15 bus routes and more than 25,000 riders daily. Photo: ITDP

Plans for BRT-lite along Roosevelt Boulevard taking shape

According to a forthcoming study by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission and a Request for Proposal from the Mayor’s Office for Transportation and Utilities for a “Roosevelt Boulevard Multimodal…

    • member robert sumwalt on the scene of the amtrak train 188 derailment in philadelphia pa flickr photo sharing

SEPTA is outspending Amtrak on PTC safety technology

Video: Experts analyze Amtrak 188 crash The Inquirer’s Paul Nussbaum interviewed Amtrak’s CEO, Joseph Boardman, asking questions on train safety in the wake of Tuesday’s tragic derailment. Boardman defended Amtrak’s record…

    • Emergency personnel bring in a crane to move the derailed Amtrak train near Port Richmond in North Philadelphia Wednesday morning.

Forthcoming train safety system might have prevented Amtrak 188 tragedy

With the National Transportation Safety Board's Robert Sumwalt confirming earlier reports that Amtrak 188 was travelling over 106 miles per hour, the evidence suggests that the cause of last night’s deadly…

    • Dirk Green, SEPTA passenger services rep, looks on as Caleb Stone announces an arrival

SEPTA replaces automated announcements with one fan's lively voice for an afternoon

Caleb Stone is a familiar face at SEPTA board meetings. He’s on a first name basis with enough high-ranking employees to make this transit reporter jealous. Stone, 20, loves trains. Lots…

    • taxi philly city hall

PPA calls enforcement against uberX and Lyft too costly to increase, despite hefty fines

Lyft and uberX operate illegally in Philadelphia. If you’re one of the nearly 455,000 who have used uberX in Philly since October, you might not have realized that the Philadelphia Parking…

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