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    • City wants feds to help pay for smarter signals on busy routes

City wants feds to help pay for smarter signals on busy routes

The city is gunning for a $16 million federal stimulus grant to help implement transit signal priority systems on three heavily traveled SEPTA routes.The grant would cover half the cost…

Nutter decries GOP transportation plan

Mayor Nutter injected himself into the federal transportation funding fray last week, sending a letter to House Transportation and Infrastructure chairman John Mica decrying proposed funding cuts.Mica, a Florida Republican,…

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…

    • City Council passes a raft of planning and zoning measures

City Council passes a raft of planning and zoning measures

Though most people's attention at Thursday's City Council meeting was focused on the contentious issues of the Deferred Retirement Option Plan and School District funding, Council moved on a raft of…

    • DVRPC planning proposal

SEPTA and DVRPC looking into bus stop design standards

SEPTA is looking to standardize where bus stops go and how they connect riders to destinations.The authority has asked the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission to help it draw up…

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…

    • How a new transportation bill could help solve Philadelphia's transit woes

How a new transportation bill could help solve Philadelphia's transit woes

With President Obama signaling that he's ready to start the push for a new federal transportation bill, Mayor Michael Nutter went down to Washington last week to lend support.He…

SEPTA loses out on stimulus money for smart card

SEPTA finished out of the money in its latest effort to get federal stimulus funds to help cover the cost of implementing a new smart card system.The authority had applied…

    • Lawmakers: Don't expect a fast transit funding fix

Lawmakers: Don't expect a fast transit funding fix

Though state House Appropriations Committee chairman Dwight Evans (D-Phila.) is trying mightily to get a transportation funding bill through the legislature before the fall election, don't expect much to happen before…

    • A deeper look at smart card process details

A deeper look at smart card process details

Documents PlanPhilly obtained from SEPTA through an open records request several weeks ago laid out a plan for implementing a new smart card fare collection system on regional rail that could…

    • MetroCard

A quick look at SEPTA's potential smart card vendors

SEPTA documents obtained in an open records request, indicate that three companies are bidding for the contract to design and build the authority's new smart card system: ACS Transport Solutions Group…

    • Yo! regional rail riders, changes are in the wind

Yo! regional rail riders, changes are in the wind

As SEPTA prepares to roll out a new smart card system, it is quietly moving forward with sweeping changes that promise to fundamentally reshape the regional rail system.Many of these…

    • Willie Brown

Exclusive: TWU's Willie Brown tees off on SEPTA

Willie Brown is not an easy man to pin down, but when PlanPhilly did sit down with him last week it was evident that he doesn’t have many nice things to…

    • PennDOT issues RFP for I-95 design makeover

PennDOT issues RFP for I-95 design makeover

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation issued a request for proposal a few weeks ago in order to find a design manager to help develop a long-term, broad-based plan for the reconstruction…

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