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    • Bend it like Benjamin | Convicted Melon

Engineering consultant sues Port Authority for $2 million in back pay on PATCO refurbishment project

LTK Consulting Services is suing the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) for over $2 million, alleging the authority breached its contract with the engineering firm. The lawsuit, filed in Montgomery County,…

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

NTSB releasing Amtrak crash investigation documents, findings to follow in spring

On Monday, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will release its investigation docket on last May's Amtrak 188 crash. Read NewsWorks coverage of the docket here. The docket contains the…

    • Bridge Line, Photo by phillytrax

Pennsylvania House votes to give Governor Wolf veto over Port Authority board

In a rare move of bipartisanship in Harrisburg, the state House voted unanimously to empower Governor Tom Wolf with a new veto power. Okay, it is just a veto power over…

    • Spaces, Photo by David Swift Photography

Parking Authority Director wants higher fines for parking in snow routes

The Philadelphia Parking Authority’s Executive Director had some choice words Tuesday for the 200 or so Philadelphians who left their cars parked on emergency snow routes as winter storm Jonas dumped…

    • PennDOT plowing Interstate 81, 2010 | (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

What's been plowed? Now you can know

With winter storm Jonas threatening to dump more than a foot of snow on the region, drivers who can’t heed “just stay home” advice from public officials will want to know:…

    • The $100 million City Hall Station overhaul is on SEPTA's list of deferred capital projects

SEPTA begins scheduling system improvements with next year’s capital budget

SEPTA kicked off the capital budget season Wednesday afternoon with a pair of open houses on the Fiscal Year 2017 capital budget and 12-year capital program. SEPTA’s estimated capital budget for…

    • One Port Center

DRPA Dispatch: CEO Hanson to get a pay raise; union wants one, too

On the day Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) CEO John Hanson was supposed to receive a raise, a union official asked for the same for his workers at this morning’s meeting…

    • Mayor Michael Nutter, 2011 | Neal Santos for PlanPhilly

Mayoral Mobility: How Philly got around, got along, and got by under Nutter

PlanPhilly is taking a look back at Philadelphia during the Nutter Years and down the road at what to expect from the Kenney administration. Jim Saksa offers the next installment in…

    • Draft Tier 1 EIS Alternative 3 - Transform

FRA presents expensive, alternative futures for Amtrak's Northeast Corridor

Long train rides have an almost magical ability to free the rider’s thoughts from quotidian concerns, to let one’s mind wander unworried with the primary task at hand, arrival at some…

    • New Bus Shelter unveiled at Broad and Cecil B. Moore

City solicits feedback on new bus shelter locations

The Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities is installing 600 new bus shelters and is looking for the public’s help in picking good locations for some of them. If you’re tired…

    • Unofficial SEPTA Frequent Service Map by Thomson Kao

What if SEPTA had a better bus map? A rider tried making one.

SEPTA’s bus maps leave something to be desired. A few somethings, really. First, good luck finding them. They are on the buses themselves, but that’s usually a little bit too late…

    •  15 Trolley, 15th and Girard | Theresa Stigale

It's been a bumpy ride. Philly Transportation: A Year in Review

As 2015 draws to a close, it’s only natural to look back and reflect. Virtually every news story you’ll read this week, including this one, is some variant of “A Year…

    • SEPTA Key Kiosk

Why is SEPTA Key arriving two years late?

SEPTA Key is the Philadelphia straphanger’s Godot: a tale of absurd waiting, punctuated by the occasional news that the long anticipated “won’t come this evening, but surely tomorrow.” If SEPTA does…

    • Testing, testing for SEPTA Key

SEPTA Key should roll out by April 2016, despite latest project spec changes

Following today’s Board meeting, SEPTA Key Project Manager Kevin O’Brien said the agency hopes to begin rolling out SEPTA Key, the authority’s new fare payment technology system, by April 2016. The…

    • SEPTA Key Kiosk

SEPTA executes 10th change order on SEPTA Key

The SEPTA Board is expected to authorize the transit authority’s 10th change order on its contract to develop and implement SEPTA Key, the long delayed new fare payment system. Change orders…

    • Parking Meters

PPA Privatization Explainer: Revenue generator or boondoggle?

Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R., Centre) raised eyebrows this weekend with a memo to colleagues seeking co-sponsors for a forthcoming bill to privatize the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA). The memo,…

    • Rendering of Park with stage, Betsy Ross Bridge in background

Delaware Avenue extension drives a path for proposed new park in Bridesburg

Wednesday evening officials unveiled plans for a 10-acre, riverfront park to replace a school bus parking lot in Bridesburg. Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Delaware River City Corporation (DRCC) collaborated…

    • Two PTC drivers and a police man
Eyes on the Street

Wayback Machines: Philly's early double-decker buses

Not too long ago, we ran a pair of Streetsplainers on double-decker buses, first explaining why SEPTA doesn’t use them today, and then looking back to when the old Philadelphia…

    • With more than 100 Silverliner Vs on track, regional rail advocates can focus more attention on passenger experience

SEPTA extends late-ish regional rail service to Wilmington

Delaware day-trippers and denizens: rejoice! SEPTA will soon start running late-night trains to and from Wilmington. Currently, the last train out of Philly on the Newark/Wilmington line terminates at Marcus Hook.…

    • Schuylkill Expressway

Study shows Philly suffers from two of America’s worst highway bottlenecks

You don’t have to be John Butterworth to know that the Schuylkill Expressway between City Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard will be jam packed, or that traffic will be bumper to bumper…

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