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SEPTA mulling a new transfer policy

SEPTA is proposing a new way of dealing with transfers under the new smart card system that will differ significantly from what other transit agencies have adopted as they modernized their…

City fights suggestion to hold up funding for planning projects

The city successfully fought back Thursday against a recommendation by a Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission advisory committee that would have held up a grant to support planning work. The grant,…

SEPTA Board approves a contract for new buses

The SEPTA Board approved the purchase of 155 60-foot articulated and 90 40-foot hybrid buses from Nova Bus as part of its bus fleet replacement program on Thursday. The buses supplied…

    • SEPTA predicts future budget deficits

SEPTA predicts future budget deficits

SEPTA's proposed $1.3 billion operating budget for next fiscal year contains no fare increases and predicts continued ridership increases in the face of improved regional employment and high gas prices.But…

    • Backyards, Rand Street. Jamie Moffett photo

Kensington community activist hopes to become a one-man CDC

It sounds so simple: Raise money to buy vacant homes, enlist a small crew of volunteers to fix them up and sell them at reasonable prices to responsible long-term renters.Then,…

    • Historical Commission wades into neighborhood dispute

Historical Commission wades into neighborhood dispute

The Philadelphia Historical Commission took a position in a simmering neighborhood dispute Friday by voting down the historic designation application of a Logan Square park.Tully Speaker and Thomas E. Malone…

    • Judge postpones oral arguments in Church of the Assumption demolition case

Judge postpones oral arguments in Church of the Assumption demolition case

A Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge has rescheduled oral arguments in a case that could decide the fate of a historic Callowhill church.Judge Idee C. Fox postponed a hearing scheduled…

Labor dispute gums up major SEPTA contract

The politically connected International Brother of Electrical Workers Local 98 asked the SEPTA Board Thursday to disqualify the Fairfield Electrical Co. as a subcontractor to Ansaldo STS USA Inc., which was…

DVRPC approves Race-Vine accessibility improvements

The project, which should get about $3 million over the next two fiscal years, is being paid in large part by federal New Freedom money, designed to help improve accessibility. Including…

    • A wayfinding sign in West Philadelphia.

New bike signs designed to show cyclists the way

The city is trying to address an often overlooked part of its bicycling infrastructure by installing directional signs along popular bike routes.The idea, according to Clint Randall, the city's healthy…

    • Bicycle Coalition concerned with Schuylkill River Development Corp.'s West Philly trail

Bicycle Coalition concerned with Schuylkill River Development Corp.'s West Philly trail

The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is concerned that a proposed trail for the western bank of the Schuylkill River wouldn't serve residents' needs.Sarah Clark Stuart, the coalition's campaign director,…

    • The centerpiece of a new ad campaign touting the Silverliner V railcars.

SEPTA wants customers to "test ride" the new Silverliner V

Marking roughly the halfway point in the delivery of its new Silverliner V regional rail fleet, SEPTA has rolled out an advertising campaign to pump riders up about the new train…

DVRPC seeking applicants for participation task force

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is looking for applicants to fill slots on the newly created Public Participation Task Force.The commission will select 12 members through an interview process,…

    • A new entrance to Fern Rock envisioned by DVRPC.

DVRPC releases plan to make Fern Rock work better

Fern Rock Transportation Center is too big for its own good.The North Philadelphia facility ― a key transfer point between SEPTA buses, regional rail and the Broad Street Line ― was…

    • DVRPC forecasts 11 percent population growth by 2040

DVRPC forecasts 11 percent population growth by 2040

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is forecasting the region's population will grow more than 11 percent by 2040 ― with the greatest percentage growth coming from Gloucester County, which is…

SEPTA awards contracts for City Hall improvements

The SEPTA Board on Thursday approved a series of three contracts worth $7.5 million to carry out its so-called “early action” plan for the City Hall subway station.The construction of…

SEPTA proposes flat capital budget for 2013

The authority’s bus purchase program, costing $59 million, is the most expensive item in the budget, with $53 million allocated to vehicle overhauls and another $53 million going toward debt service.…

    • 48th Street, Florence Ave. and Baltimore Ave.

Four win grants to build pedestrian plazas

No matter how you cut it, the intersection of 48th Street, Florence and Baltimore avenues is strange, with three streets coming together in a five-point intersection.Prema Gupta, the University City…

    • Silverliner V

A look back at transportation issues during 2011

It's that time of year to take stock of the year that's coming to a close while getting ready to forge ahead into the future.Transportation has had a year marked…

SEPTA splits up the Route C

The SEPTA Board Thursday voted to split up the Route C bus, which runs down Broad Street, into two routes.The new routes, 4 and 11, will run according to two…

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