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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 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…

    • SEPTA wins $20 million in competitive grants

SEPTA wins $20 million in competitive grants

SEPTA has snagged two competitive federal grants totaling $20 million.The cash-strapped transit agency won a $15-million Federal Transit Administration grant that will, with a local match, go toward purchasing about…

    • 205 Race Street

Three development proposals run into controversy at Planning Commission meeting

Tuesday's Planning Commission meeting featured three information-only presentations of proposed developments that all face either community opposition or serious questions from commission members about each project's suitability.205 Race St.Jeff…

    • A schematic of SEPTA's project underneath Dilworth Plaza, including new elevators provided for in the agreement.

SEPTA riders getting City Hall elevators down to the El

SEPTA riders will be getting elevators at the 15th Street Market-Frankford El station thanks to a consent decree that ends a contentious lawsuit filed against SEPTA eight years ago.The two…

Dilworth Plaza wins zoning approval

The Center City District's Dilworth Plaza project sailed through an administrative hurdle Wednesday, winning a variance required to start construction.At issue was plans to build a water feature on the…

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

Federal transit head tours SEPTA to push for infrastructure money

SEPTA has long been drawing attention to its dire funding situation.On Monday, it got a federal assist.Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff, along with U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Phila.) and…

Transit First pilot gets some tweaks

City and SEPTA officials have made some tweaks to the Transit First pilot program.The pilot, which affects the southern portion of the Route 47 bus, aims at improving service reliability…

    • Transit First pilot program to hit streets next month

Transit First pilot program to hit streets next month

It's been more than a year in the making, but Transit First is about to hit the streets of Philadelphia. The city and SEPTA have chosen Route 47 to be the…

    • DRWC to conduct traffic study of Delaware Avenue

DRWC to conduct traffic study of Delaware Avenue

Delaware Avenue is in for its first complete traffic study in recent memory.The Delaware River Waterfront Corp. executive board approved a $100,000 contract to Whitman Requardt and Associates LLP to…

    • SEPTA dealt another blow in elevator lawsuit

SEPTA dealt another blow in elevator lawsuit

A disability-rights group won a major victory in a nearly eight-year legal battle against SEPTA today.A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed a…

SEPTA approves borrowing to buy new railcars

The SEPTA Board approved the authority’s first borrowing plan in 12 years Thursday afternoon, agreeing to spend up to $250 million to purchase 120 new Silverliner V regional rail cars and…

    • Gazing through transportation's crystal ball to 2011

Gazing through transportation's crystal ball to 2011

2010 has been a big year for regional transportation, with stimulus money driving major upgrades to aging infrastructure and the first of a new fleet of railcars coming online to replace…

    • Illustration courtesy of SCRUB

DiCicco nixes electronic sign for Old City hotel

The Old City Civic Association and an anti-blight advocacy group won a victory in City Council Thursday, when Councilman Frank DiCicco amended a bill designed to allow construction of a hotel…

    • Philadelphia businesses and planners tally economic benefits of high-speed rail

Philadelphia businesses and planners tally economic benefits of high-speed rail

Amtrak unveiled its $117 billion high-speed rail plan for the Northeast Corridor in September.Three months later, a panel began tallying up the potential economic benefit to the Philadelphia region at…

    • Garage plan for Convention Center gets panned

Garage plan for Convention Center gets panned

A developer hoping to build a parking garage across the street from the Pennsylvania Convention Center got an earful last night, as he tried to sell his controversial plan to a…

    • Churchparkingforaetheists map

When you don't have to pray for parking

Philadelphia has a long-standing tradition of relaxing parking rules to give Sunday morning worshippers an easier time finding a spot on crowded Center City streets. Congregants can put special placards on…

SEPTA slowly moving forward with City Hall station rebuild

Spurred on by the Center City District's plans to remake Dilworth Plaza, SEPTA is slowly moving forward with its own project to reconstruct City Hall station ― despite the fact…

    • The new SEPTA map.

SEPTA takes a connection away. Only it doesn't.

New maps SEPTA is busy installing on subway stations and trains have a number of updates. The old regional rail numbers and colors are gone. The product includes the Route 15…

    • Escalator at 15th Street and Concourse

SEPTA appeals lower court ruling on its elevator responsibility

SEPTA continued a long-running and contentious battle against a disabilities advocacy group on Monday, asking a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit to overturn a…

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