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    • 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.…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • Bike lane potholes
Eyes on the Street

How to report bike lane potholes

Now that the snow and slush has melted and bike lanes are visible again, the Bicycle Coalition and Philadelphia Streets Department are teaming up to fill potholes in the city's bike…

    • connectorbridge

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.…

    • Spaces, Photo by David Swift Photography

Parking Authority cleared 350 snowy streets, took to Twitter

Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) did more than issue tickets and testify about the state of Philadelphia cabs this winter, the authority was also busy helping remove snow from approximately 350 neighborhood…

    • Road closed

$16 million slated for city's worst streets

The Philadelphia Streets Department is on track to repair more potholes this winter than it has ever filled in a single season, but it’s not all bad news for the weatherworn…

    • Freight cars on CSX tracks through Center City

CSX testifies on derailment, 25th Street Bridge

The January incident that derailed seven freight cars and left two of those cars leaning perilously over the edge of the Schuylkill Arsenal Railroad Bridge has become a poster child for…

    • Some of the Acela train sets are 15 to 16 years old. At best, Amtrak expects their lifetime to be about 20 years

Amtrak calls for high-speed train sets

Amtrak is on the hunt for up to 28 new high-speed train sets to service the Northeast Corridor - the stretches from Washington, D.C., through Philadelphia to New York and Boston.…

    • If approved, the pedestrian tunnel will cross beneath 18th Street

Council to vote on Comcast Tower's transit concourse extension [Updated]

Update: The bills described below were adopted unanimously by City Council on Thursday, March 27, 2014. City Council will vote Thursday on legislation that could allow Comcast Corporation and Liberty Property Trust…

    • Taxicab

City council questions lack of wheelchair accessible cabs

Last week, a group of City Council members came together to discuss the state of Philadelphia's cabs.  Councilman David Oh led the discussion, asking if newer cabs, cabs with alternative fuel…

    • penn street trail

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…

    • Route 47 in snow, February 13, 2014

Winter takes $2.2 million toll on SEPTA's operating budget

Things were going well for SEPTA as it headed into this winter. As of December 31, SEPTA had a small operating budget surplus of about $200,000. Then Jan. 3 came and…

    • The current southeast entrance to 40th Street Station

State funding makes 40th Street Station elevators possible

Thanks to Act 89, the state transportation funding package passed in November, SEPTA’s 40th Street Station is slated to gain elevator access and ADA accessibility - something the community has been…

    • Stormwater tree trench at Shissler Rec Center

Green Streets Design Manual makes street "greening" transparent, accessible

With all of the slush, snow, salt and grime, it may be hard to imagine Philly’s streets as anything other than gray, but the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) and the Philadelphia…

    • Today the Franklin Square Station entrance is sealed with concrete

Will Franklin Square Station ever reopen?

Last year Franklin Square Park attracted 900,000 visitors. The holiday light show and family-friendly New Year's Eve spectacle, alone, drew roughly 5,000 people. As the park’s attendance continues to grow, one…

    • SEPTA has narrowed its options to these route alternatives, Map courtesy of SEPTA

SEPTA considers at-grade, elevated King of Prussia rail

Correction: While SEPTA is considering three main "trunk" routes to the King of Prussia Mall, when the various branch alignments are accounted for, SEPTA is still considering a total of 12…

    • MBTA Rotem bi-level coaches

SEPTA may purchase bi-level coaches

Things are looking up for regional rail.  In an attempt to increase passenger capacity, SEPTA is in the early stages of considering bi-level coaches. With an upstairs and a downstairs, these…

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