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    • The new bridge will have design elements that match SEPTA's St. Martin Station

Act 89 improves fate of transit projects banished to the "unfunded list"

For the first time in at least six years, the Pennsylvania Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) does not have an “illustrative unfunded list.” Instead, thanks to the passage of Act 89,…

    • DVRPC-led study will look at improved public transit on Roosevelt Boulevard

"Better Bus" considered for Roosevelt Boulevard

Roosevelt Boulevard could get the region’s first Bus Rapid Transit-type transportation system - a “Better Bus.” Midway through a Roosevelt Boulevard transit analysis, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC…

    • Spring Garden over the Schuylkill River and MLK Drive

DVRPC approves $99.7 million in state funds, King of Prussia Rail analysis

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) voted today to approve the region's first influx of Act 89 state transportation funding dollars - an addition of more than $99.7 million for…

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Bicycle and pedestrian counters coming to area trails

Anyone who jogs, strolls or rolls on the Schuylkill River Trail or Kelly Drive on a warm, sunny day knows that those trails get a lot of bicycle and pedestrian traffic.…

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Region's trails get $250,000 boost from William Penn Foundation

Last fall, regional trail advocates said that the region’s trail funding future was unclear. Now those interested parties are getting a bit more clarity. Today, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning…

    • Manayunk Bridge before construction, Photo courtesy of Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia

Manayunk Bridge closer to getting a second life

The transformation of the Manayunk Bridge into a sweeping bicycle and pedestrian trail, high above the Schuylkill River, is one step closer to fruition as the City solicits construction bids this…

    • Benjamin Franklin Bridge bicycle and pedestrian ramp

Thirteen projects receive remaining trail funds

Last week we reported that the region’s trail funding future is uncertain, in part because the $10 million grant that the William Penn Foundation dedicated to trail building three years…

    • Broad Street between Callowhill and Noble streets is one of the city's structurally deficient bridges

Traffic counts show regional travel decreased, transit ridership increased

The latest travel numbers are in, and likely due to the recession, they show that overall travel activity in the Delaware Valley dropped between 2005 and 2010. That’s roughly on par…

    • Tacony Creek Trail

Region's trail funding future is unclear

This fall, the pool of money that has been infusing the region’s budding trail network for the past three years dried up.  The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) has doled…

    • South Broad Sidepath

City one step closer to South Broad Sidepath, Oregon Ave. to the Navy Yard

Thanks to a plan released by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), the city is one step closer to building the South Broad Sidepath -  a 1.1-mile bicycle and pedestrian…

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Eyes on the Street

DVRPC seeks Public Participation Task Force members

Want a say in regional planning choices? You may be in luck. The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) is accepting applications for eight spots on its Public Participation…

    • SEPTA regional rai funding impact

SEPTA's doomsday prophecy eliminates 9 regional rail lines

Unless SEPTA receives an additional $6.5 billion for capital projects over the next 10 years, the network will lose nine regional rail lines and face other significant cutbacks. A potential 89,000…

    • Orange sunset
Eyes on the Street

Breathing easy? DVRPC survey asks about regional air quality

Is your air safe to breathe? Do the words "Code Orange" mean anything to you? Do you make choices that take air pollution into account? The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission's…

    • City Ave Traffic

Region shifts shrinking funds to transportation preservation

Another regional report has more grim financial news for our transportation world.  Today, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) opens its Connections 2040 long-range plan to public comment. Of…

    • connectKOP hopes to alleviate congestion by providing information on auto alternatives

King of Prussia transportation website aims to reduce congestion

Locally King of Prussia might be as well known for its traffic congestion as it is  for having the East Coast’s largest shopping mall. In an effort to reduce some of…

    • Grays Ferry Crescent, now the southern most portion of the Schuylkill River Trail will soon lead into Bartram's Mile

City prioritizes 105 trail miles, other trail updates

A new plan guiding Philadelphia’s bike and recreation trail expansion could be in place as early as this June. That's when the Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) will likely vote on…

    • The map shows how densely packed Philadelphia's freight network is

New PhillyFreightFinder app maps seven categories of regional cargo network

Just how dense is the Delaware Valley’s regional freight network? Where do freight centers and communities overlap? Regional planners have long asked these questions. Now planners, municipal leaders and others can…

    • April is for walkers: Several Philly groups will host bicycle and pedestrian events this month
Eyes on the Street

April is for walkers

Happy first day of April, Streeters! If you've been feeling cooped up the past few months, several Philly groups have events to help you get outside and harness the city's collective…

    • 30th Street Station bike racks

Bike-to-transit survey: The people want more bike parking

The results of this fall’s Bike-to-Transit online, map-based survey are in, and it’s clear. Of the 462 people who responded, 87 percent want more or better bicycle parking at transit stations…

    • DVRPC-led study will look at improved public transit on Roosevelt Boulevard

Roosevelt Boulevard heavy rail too expensive, study looks at other options

For years, the city, regional planners and residents have looked at Roosevelt Boulevard and daydreamed of bringing heavy-rail mass transit to the wide, high-traffic corridor that bisects Lower Northeast Philadelphia. But…

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