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    • Amtrak derailment

May 13: Tragedy unfolds as Amtrak train derails in Port Richmond

A major national tragedy unfolded in Port Richmond last night as a New York-bound Amtrak train derailed, killing six passengers, and sending more than 140 others to local hospitals. Amtrak,…

    • Septa map

May 8: Legalizing AirBnB | Slippery bikeshare seats | How buses help the economy

Philly rents are still a bargain compared to many of our peer cities, but cities like Portland, New Orleans, and Dallas show it's possible to have a functioning real estate market…

    • Awareness Cones

April 15: Doug Oliver courting SEPTA voters | New E. Passyunk gateway renderings | In defense of Awareness Cone

PennFuture says the state of Pennsylvania subsidizes fossil fuel industries to the tune of $3.2 billion annually, mostly as tax expenditures in the tax code. The exemption of gasoline from…

    • SEPTA map

April 3: Capozzi out | Parking placards unenforced | Onion Flats redeveloping Front and Norris

Some contract employees are striking at Philadelphia International Airport over wages. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says the Highway Trust Fund will run out of money in July. Commenter kclo3 alerted…

    • 15th Street

March 26: 3D billboard oversight watered down | Chestnut Hill West as city transit | Negadelphia no more

The latest twist in the Urban Experiential Displays saga is that Planning Commission and Art Commission oversight over the signs have been watered down in the latest version of Councilman Mark…

    • Broad and Walnut 1956

March 23: New Broad Street Wawa | Fiscal cost of sprawl | SEPTA's extreme weather prep

An internal Convention Center analysis claims the cost of hosting the Auto Show was 20% cheaper this year after changes to union work rules. Wawa is opening a store at Broad…

    • horn and hardart

March 18: Everybody loves Vision Zero | Ballot position day | SEPTA cops not coming for your children

All of the Mayoral candidates support a Vision Zero approach to street safety, with varying degrees of enthusiasm and detail. A day after an opposition research site unearthed a trove of…

    • Bill Green

March 12: Green switches registration | WolfDOT and traffic calming | Fare evader crackdown

The Philly politics Internet is ablaze with Ex-Councilman, Ex-SRC chair Bill Green's decision to change his registration from Democrat to unaffiliated in advance of the Democratic primary. The context is that…

    • Ice palace

February 25: Wolf won't fill court vacancies | Jobs trickle back to city centers | SEPTA's fire response

Tom Wolf isn't going to fill either state Supreme Court vacancy now that his Republican nominee withdrew after the discovery of a racist cartoon he emailed to some friends and colleagues.…

    • Green Line Parklet

February 6: GO-TIME | Philly's parklet strategy | Expanding SEPTA |

Governor Tom Wolf renamed the state's Innovation office GO-TIME, which stands for Governor's Office of Transformation, Innovation, Modernization, and Efficiency. Wolf wants to use the office to promote open data and…

    • City Hall subway concourse

January 30: City Council wants ride-hailing in Philly | City Hall SEPTA upgrades | Schuylkill River beer

City Council passed a resolution urging state lawmakers to include Philadelphia in any bill to regulate ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft. Currently the Philadelphia Parking Authority is the relevant…

    • SEPTA 24/7

College students who explore Philly are more likely to stay. Could free* transit help?

Would better public transit connectivity and nightlife choices keep more college students in Philadelphia after graduation? The latest report from Campus Philly suggests they would, and contains some other interesting takeaways…

    • Paper transfer

December 9: Paid transfers forever | The Great Reorganization | Unremarkable Danish intersection

SEPTA key - our new contactless fare system - should be a big improvement in many ways, but Duncan Black has some concerns. "It appears transfers still won't be free.…

    • Italian Market

December 4: SEPTA 24/7 and equity | $2B state deficit | Open streets days

Tom Wolf is inheriting a huge budget mess from ousted Governor Tom Corbett next year, and will need to plug a nearly $2 billion structural deficit. In a big win for…

    • Dwight Evans

November 21: Evans 2015? | SEPTA and PATCO fare integration | Bike-share locations

Powerful state representative and 2007 Mayoral candidate Dwight Evans is contemplating a 2015 Mayoral bid. Huge transit news: SEPTA and PATCO are making the first step toward integrating their payment systems.…

    • David Guinn Mural

November 10: State leadership fights | Beat the Bus | Bok School info session | Polar vortex

The 2014 midterms are over, but some of the most important campaigns are just heating up. Conservative Republicans want to oust state Senate Majority leader Dominic Pileggi (R-Chester), and Democratic…

    • Market East

November 10: South Philly casino | Cops may arrest Uber X drivers | Cheaper Amtrak improvements

Rumors: the second casino license will be awarded to Live! down near the stadiums. John McNesby, head of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, and a PPA board member, said…

    • Paul Steinke

November 7: Transportation after the midterms | Paul Steinke for Council? | Dynamic parking pricing | Bike salmon

Streetsblog says the top Democrat on the House Transportation Committee, West Virginia's Nick Rahall, lost his seat on Tuesday, and now bike-ped advocate Pete DeFazio is next in line for the…

    • Little Pete's

November 3: No SEPTA strike | Remapping politics in 2nd District Council race | City Branch and equity

There will be no SEPTA strike, at least for two years. TWU Local 234 and SEPTA management struck a deal that largely punted the hard choices over pensions and health care…

    • Philadelphia Gas Works

October 28: Council spikes PGW sale | Nutter wants Uber X legalized | "Block party rules" for ped plazas

City Council President Darrell Clarke announced yesterday that City Council won't even introduce a bill to sell Philadelphia Gas Works - the nation's largest remaining publicly-owned utility - effectively ending the…

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