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    • SEPTA approves one-month budget, waits for word from state

Video helped save SEPTA $11 million in injury, damages claims

The 17,659 surveillance cameras SEPTA has in its vehicles and stations have contributed to a significant decrease in the amount of money SEPTA spends on injury and damages claims, and in…

    • The Ben Franklin Bridge was built with room to accomodate bicycles and pedestrians, Photo by Neal Santos
    • Ben Franklin Bridge, Photo by Melon Images

New 24/7 schedule changes for PATCO, Ben Franklin Bridge

Yesterday’s Center City bomb scare interrupted the first of three town hall-style meetings PATCO is holding to update riders on its Ben Franklin Bridge Track Rehabilitation Project. Before the meeting was…

    • Broad Street Line, Photo by oilman930
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Record riders used Broad Street Line for Broad Street Run

The Broad Street Line broke its Broad Street Run ridership record by nearly 2,000 riders Sunday, when 72,678 entries were recorded.  The Broad Street Run's 40,000-plus runners are responsible for the…

    • Part of the pedestrian triangle between JFK Boulevard, 15th Street and Dilworth Plaza has been barricaded

Philly gets $525,000 for pedestrian safety efforts

Philly’s streets are about to get $525,000 safer. Philadelphia has been selected as one of just three cities across the country to receive $525,000 in federal funding for increased pedestrian safety…

    • Today the Stanton schoolyard doubles as a parking lot
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Greening Stanton eyes stormwater management funds

In times of crippling, low school budgets, some of the most available funding for schoolyards now comes from the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD), thanks to its stormwater management grants. In South…

    • Track damage near Spring Mill Station on the Manayunk/Norristown Line, Photo Credit SEPTA

SEPTA capital budget highlights ... or, what a difference a year makes

The impact of the Pennsylvania state transportation funding package is becoming increasingly evident now that SEPTA has outlined its fiscal year 2015 and 12-year capital budgets. In FY 2015, SEPTA…

    • Pastorius Park, Photo by Gary Reed
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Events you'll love this LOVE Your Park Week

Philly's annual celebration of the city's unique, 10,200-acre park system is back this year with eight days of service projects, events, educational programming, tours and more. LOVE Your Park Week kicks…

    • Philadelphia Bike Share

Bike share behind schedule but will be accessible without credit card

The roll out of Philadelphia Bike Share is slightly behind schedule, but it is going to be the first bike share system in the country that is accessible to residents without…

    • Double-decker bus wouldn't fit here

Sharing the road: SEPTA, City discuss bus-bike tensions

The conflicts between bicyclists and drivers are long standing and perhaps a bit tired, especially as more pedallers take to the streets. But there is another area of tension that gets…

    • Route 52, Photo by Ashley Hahn

SEPTA receives record number of recommendations, redefines on-time performance

As part of its annual service plan evaluation, SEPTA received more service change suggestions from the riding public than ever before, and SEPTA staff have a recommendation of their own…

    • 40th Street Trolley Portal

40th Street Trolley Portal upgrade update

Butterflies and hummingbirds aren’t something most people expect to see in Philadelphia at the spot where four trolley lines intersect before submerging into the gaping mouth of a dark, cavernous tunnel.…

    • Mantua Greenway
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Greenway in the works for Mantua's northern border

In West Philadelphia a group of Mantua residents and supportive partners want to fill a gap in Philadelphia’s flourishing bike trail network. At the same time they’re hoping to beautify the…

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

William Penn uses trails to build Delaware River constituency

The William Penn Foundation made a splash this month when it announced a multi-year commitment to spend $35 million aimed at protecting the Delaware River watershed as a critical source of…

    • The current bike lane shifts near the Schuylkill Ave end of the bridge

CHOP plans could impact South Street Bridge bike lanes

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s plans to develop a research and office campus at 700 Schuylkill Ave. could have a big impact on the South Street Bridge bike lanes. CHOP’s plans…

    • Echelman's fountain at night. The mist, color coordinated with the transit lines, shows subway and trolley movement below. Photo courtesy of Center City District Philadelphia
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Janet Echelman sheds light on Dilworth Plaza "dry mist" fountain

If City Hall is the heart of the city - the pump through which the Broad and Market street arteries flow and through which Philadelphia is mobilized by transit connections -…

    • Track damage near Spring Mill Station on the Manayunk/Norristown Line, Photo Credit SEPTA

SEPTA seeks federal funds to keep system above water

Spring may be upon us, but this winter’s weather and the impact snow and freezing temperatures can have is not yet a distant memory for SEPTA or its customers. Chances are…

    • At the Penn Dental Research Greenhouse genetically modified plants are growing potentially groundbreaking medicines
Eyes on the Street

TEDx South Bank photo tour

In conjunction with the TEDxPhiladelphia conference last week, PlanPhilly and Penn Facilities & Real Estate Services teamed up to lead a TEDx field trip to Penn's South Bank campus to see…

    • The Walt Whitman Bridge, opened in 1957, is the second oldest of the area's four Delaware River Bridges. Photo courtesy of DRPA

DRPA sets sights on toll, painting, tunnel and paving projects

Track work on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge isn't the only thing keeping the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) busy. While the authority is in the midst of replacing the 30-year old…

    • City Lights, Photo by Al BeFranke
Eyes on the Street

Philly Tech Week picks for the plannerdly

A welcomed and now familiar harbinger of spring, Philly Tech Week is back beginning Friday, April 4. The weeklong event series celebrates technology and innovation in Philadelphia and has a robust…

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