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    • Outbound PATCO | Rob Lybeck, EOTS Flickr Group

Franklin Square Station reopening advances as DRPA board approves 2016 capital budget

Johnny Doc’s dream of reopening the PATCO station underneath Franklin Square took another step towards reality today, as the DRPA Board approved the 2016 capital budget, which sets aside $28.3 million…

    • PPA project manager Sue Cornell explains meterUP app at a press conference

New PPA pay-by-mobile app for parking pilot launches Thursday

The Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) announced today that its new pay-by-mobile app, meterUP, will launch in pilot areas Thursday morning. And if you need added incentive to get it, the first…

    • IBEW 98 Business Manager John

Bipartisan group of politicians renew call for Broad Street Line extension to Navy Yard

A bipartisan group of state, local and federal politicians gathered at the Navy Yard today to rally support behind extending SEPTA’s Broad Street Subway Line (BSL) to the growing office park.…

    • NTSB IIC Mike Flanigon briefs Vice Chairman Dinh-Zarr on the scene of the Amtrak Train #188 Derailment in Philadelphia, PA | NTSB, Creative Commons

Six months later, what has been done to prevent another Amtrak 188?

Thursday marks six months since Amtrak passenger train no. 188 derailed, killing eight passengers and seriously injuring more than 200. As it approached the Frankford Junction curve in North Philadelphia, Amtrak…

    • South Street Bridge construction

Local impact of federal bill funding transportation, renewing Export-Import Bank

The House of Representatives passed a bill on Thursday providing federal transportation funds for at least three years, and reauthorizing the lapsed charter of the Export-Import Bank. Back in July, the…

    • Walnut Lane Bridge

Rehab begins Wednesday on Wissahickon's Walnut Lane Bridge

What was once the world’s largest concrete bridge - just over 100 years ago - is set to see some rehab work starting Wednesday, PennDOT announced Monday. The $14.7 million rehabilitation…

    • It's Slippery Rail Season, folks.

Streetsplainer: It’s 'Slippery Rail Season' - What the heck is that?

It’s November, so we’re smack dab in the middle of what SEPTA calls slippery rail season and PATCO calls leaf season. At the Thanksgiving dinner that is public transit in the…

    • SEPTA GM Jeffrey Knueppel

Q&A: New SEPTA GM Jeff Knueppel

As Jeff Knueppel takes over as the general manager for SEPTA, he will lead an agency remarkably different from the one he joined as an entry-level structural engineer back in 1988.…

    • Manayunk Bridge from Venice Island | Lindsay Lazarski/Keystone Crossroads

Manayunk Bridge reopens today as a trail, a symbol of a changing economy

Iconic. Ever since it opened in 1918, the Manayunk Bridge has been iconic, a symbol for its namesake section of Philadelphia. “It's one of those things that's always been the symbol…

    • Will the

Philadelphia awarded $10 million in federal TIGER grants for Grays Ferry Swing Bridge and two Complete Street projects

Congressman Chaka Fattah and Senator Bob Casey both announced today, in separate press releases, that Philadelphia had been awarded $10.265 million in U.S. Department of Transportation TIGER grants. The grant will…

    • Route 66 Trackless Trolley

Stops consolidated on Frankford Avenue’s Trackless Trolley Route 66

SEPTA announced that it will consolidate 20 stops and relocate 7 more on its Trackless Trolley Route 66 that primarily runs on Frankford Avenue. The changes to boarding and disembarking will…

    • Joe Casey, flanked by Sen. Bob Casey and FTA Admin Rogoff

Exit Interview: Outgoing SEPTA GM Joe Casey

After 34 years at SEPTA, the last (nearly) eight as General Manager, Joe Casey officially retired on September 30th. Not that he’s going anywhere far: Casey is just moving down the…

    • Sen. Bob Casey (from left), union president John Johnson, Casey and Rogoff tour City Hall.

Exit Interview: Outgoing SEPTA GM Joe Casey (Long Version)

After 34 years at SEPTA, the last (nearly) eight as General Manager, Joe Casey officially retired on September 30th. Not that he’s going anywhere far: Casey is just moving down the…

    • Toynbee Tile at 34th and Chestnut

Philly’s Toynbee Tiles are slowly dying out. Will the Streets Dept. be able to resurrect a few?

The Streets Department cares about Philly’s street art. No, I’m not talking about Streets Dept., the photographer with 143,000 followers on Instagram, although Mr. Benner obviously cares a little bit…

    • ghosts in the subway

Study suggests lower crime leads to less driving

Often, urban policies are presented as trade offs, a series of zero-sum games where the government can try to fix problem A or B, and improving one will have negligible effect…

    • SEPTA Regional Rail Platform

With Pope prep clogging roads, some commuters turn to SEPTA

While the pope’s upcoming visit has brought considerable excitement to the region, it’s also created quite a few headaches for commuters who usually drive. With roads closed and street parking suspended…

    • SEPTA Proposal for lot near FTC/Photo courtesy of Frankford CDC

SEPTA approves redevelopment of Frankford Transportation Center employee parking lot into needed supermarket

Last week, the SEPTA Board adopted a Finding of Special Opportunity resolution providing for a request for proposal for redeveloping two authority-owned parcels next to the Frankford Transportation Center (FTC). The…

    • New SEPTA GM Jeff Knueppel sports a Joe Casey button

SEPTA names Jeffrey Knueppel General Manager to succeed retiring Joe Casey

Cursing. Shouting. Snoring. Lots of complaining. Those are all common sounds at SEPTA board meetings. Until today, though, never a grown man trying not to cry. That was pretty exceptional. But,…

    • Tesla plugged in at the EV-only zone on Delancey Street.
Eyes on the Street

No, Byko, the rich aren’t using electric vehicles to steal parking spots

Welcome to what sadly may become a regular Eyes on the Street feature: The [sic] Byko Files. What are The [sic] Byko Files? Well, [sic] comes from sic erat scriptum,…

    • Rendering of 9th Street Station in Lansdale

New SEPTA station in Lansdale set to spur transit-oriented development

The opening of a new SEPTA station has developers and officials planning new high-density apartments over ground floor retail, full of new gastropubs, artisanal cafes and independent breweries attracting highly mobile…

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