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    • Dilworth Plaza should be completed in the fall of 2014. Photo courtesy of Center City District

Mid-year review: 2014 transportation predictions

This winter PlanPhilly looked ahead at 2014 and noted four exciting transportation-related projects scheduled for completion: SEPTA's New Payment Technology (NPT), bike share, the Schuylkill River Boardwalk and the Dilworth Plaza…

    • SEPTA's current hub-and-spoke network provides a one-seat ride to Center City from many far-flung sections of the city.

SEPTA New Payment Technology more than a year behind schedule

SEPTA Deputy General Manager Jeff Knueppel can “neither confirm nor deny” whether or not New Payment Technology (NPT) – the electronic payment system SEPTA is building to replace tokens – will…

    • Visible progress on the Schuylkill River Boardwalk, looking south from the CSX Bridge

The road ahead, transportation predictions for 2014

Newly arrived 2014 is going to be a big year for Philadelphia’s transportation scene. Multiple works-in-progress, each of which have been a long time coming, will be completed. Each stands to…

    • The number of structurally deficient bridges is expected to grow

Why getting around Philly kept getting better in 2013

SEPTA’s funding predicament  SEPTA’s financial woes fit neatly into 2013. In January, we started the year with news that SEPTA would shrink without additional funding. SEPTA officials explained that with…

    • Visible progress on the Schuylkill River Boardwalk, looking south from the CSX Bridge

Our second annual city-wide look at ongoing transportation projects

If all goes according to plan, by this time next year Philadelphia will have both a completed Dilworth Plaza and a decked out Schuylkill River Boardwalk. As crews chip away at…

    • Leslie Hickman, deputy chief officer of NPT Integration, demonstrated how the NPT turnstiles will work

SEPTA’s New Payment Technology takes shape at Center City test facility

In October, SEPTA’s new payment technology (NPT) test facility was an empty former storage room with a plywood “turnstile” in one corner. Nine months later the NPT timeline has fallen behind…

    • NPT turnstile models

SEPTA to gate regional rail stations for New Payment Technology

Big changes are headed for regional rail riders when SEPTA implements its new smartcard payment system on the rail network. The transition won’t happen until sometime in 2014, but critics are…

    • SEPTA is working to phase out tokens and paper transfers by mid 2014

SEPTA to do away with paper transfers, charge full cash fare

As SEPTA moves toward New Payment Technology (NPT) and transitions from tokens to “smart media,” the authority will do away with another outdated payment form – the paper transfer.  At the…

    • Proposed SEPTA Regional Rail systems and zones

SEPTA answers initial fare hike, smartcard questions

The echoing ripples around SEPTA’s announcement of its upcoming fare hike have begun. As people realize they will be paying more and that all of this ties into the transition from…

    • PATCO 9th & 10th Street

Philadelphia passengers see PATCO improvements

In 2012, PATCO saw its ridership numbers climb to 10.6 million, its highest level since 1999. The service brought more than 4.5 million passengers to its four Philadelphia stations, including 1.8…

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