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    • Broad Street Station restoration after fire, 1923. Photo credit: Free Library of Philadelphia Print and Picture Collection
Eyes on the Street

"How'd we get here?" Philadelphia's transportation history in photos

This month the Mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) turns five, and while celebrating its own, relatively short history, MOTU is also paying homage to the longstanding history of transportation…

    • Dranoff Properties at Broad and South streets

Developers discuss transit trends, impact on development

While it might seem obvious that a lot of people who work in Philadelphia get to work using public transportation, this relatively recent trend is part of a significant cultural shift…

    • Twenty-four of SEPTA's Broad Street and Market Frankford Line stations lack token vending machines

New Payment Technology to bring vending machines to all stations

When SEPTA’s New Payment Technology (NPT) smartcard system rolls out in the fall of 2013, there will be the obvious changes that should enhance the rider experience – say sayonara to tokens…

    • 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…

    • suburban station bike parking

SEPTA's bicycle policy, amenities cause confusion

Fewer than half of regional rail riders know where to secure a bicycle on a SEPTA train and only about half know how to find out if a station has bike…

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Federal highway funding provides boost for regional transit projects

With reports of SEPTA’s funding crisis and the system shrinking that could result from that shortfall, Philadelphia’s transportation funding outlook often appears bleak. In many ways it is, but for a…

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