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    • Autonomous car, Pittsburgh

August 18: More details on Toll's Jewelers' Row plans | Self-driving cabs in Pittsburgh | Sign stump menace

In an entirely believable plot twist, L+I mistakenly issued a zoning permit to Toll Brothers for the Jewelers' Row project without requiring them to go through Civic Design Review--an advisory-only review…

    • The Collins

August 3: Philly job growth picking up | Uber and union organizing | Halal cart boom

Steady job growth is driving the demand for apartment construction in Philadelphia, according to data from real estate services firm Marcus & Millichap. Alan Heavens writes that "the increase in jobs…

    • Uber Ride Request

Uber, but for VIPs: DNC bigwigs get a special ride-hailing platform

At the Democratic National Convention (DNC) next week, some Very Important People won’t have to slum it on the same Uber platform everyone else uses—they’ll get their own special ride-hailing service…

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

July 14: Ride-hailing temporarily legal in Philly | Where people move after Philly | New Ben Franklin Bridge ramp

A bill legalizing ride-hailing in Philadelphia until at least September 30 passed as part of the Fiscal Code yesterday, reports Colt Shaw. Companies like Uber X and Lyft will pay a…

    • Temple library rendering

June 10: New Temple library renderings | K&T trail breaks ground | Housing Trilemma

The state Public Utility Commission voted to reconsider the record-setting $11.4 million fine they issued Uber for operating unlawfully in Pennsylvania, the Associated Press reports. Governor Tom Wolf and Pittsburgh-area officials…

    • One Water Street

June 3: Philly sued over lead testing | One Water Street wants backsies on affordable housing | Free land

The law firm Hagens Berman filed a class action lawsuit against the city of Philadelphia, over water testing protocols that they argue "temporarily hide" lead contamination levels, The Guardian reports. They…

    • The Piazza

June 2: The Schmidt's Commons | Society Hill Playhouse in flux | Uber gets $3.5B

Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has a plan to make The Piazza great again, says Sharon Lurye, and it involves a more laid-back programming mix, and filling the high-turnover retail…

    • PREIT/Macerich conceptual plans for the Gallery

May 23: Uber tax amended to stiff School District | Preserving The Gallery's inclusivity | Crash not accident

Matt Richtel at the New York Times looks at the increasingly successful campaign by street safety advocates to get state DOTs and journalists to use the word "crash" instead of "accident"…

    • Mantua

May 4: Debating the constitutionality of Philly's wage tax | Wolf wants Uber fine lowered | Downzoning Mantua

Michael S. Knoll and Ruth Mason argue in the Penn Law Review that, as currently constructed, the Philadelphia wage tax is unconstitutional and vulnerable to challenge. They propose tax reforms that…

    • Pittsburgh protected bike lane

March 29: Washington Ave mixed-use projects | Transforming Moyer Street | Quick buillds for street redesign

While the political buy-in for a new Temple football stadium is still far from settled business, Temple is already pushing forward with their plans, hiring an architect for the project. …

    • 5th and Race

March 18: L+I responds to demolition-related collapse on bus | Sterling Act angst | Curb cut registry

At a demolition site at 5th and Race yesterday morning, part of a building wall collapsed onto a passing school bus, had just finished dropping off a group of 5th graders at…

    • Pennsylvania municipalities

February 24: The sad state of Philly rec centers | Municipal fragmentation in DelCo | Streets for all

Mike Newall pens a column on the deplorable state of so many Philadelphia recreation centers, and calls for action from the new administration. "[D]espite Center City's undeniable momentum, and Philly's…

    • Broad and Washington snow pile

January 28: PPA and taxi companies colluding to fight Uber | Mount Washington | Free transfers

William Bender at the Daily News obtained emails between the Philadelphia Parking Authority and taxi medallion owners showing substantial collusion between the industry and regulators in fighting the spread of ride-hailing…

    • SEPTA poster

January 14: SEPTA hears it from regional rail riders | Manayunk condo accepts Bitcoins | North Philly political crossfire

Powerful electrician's union leader John Dougherty stepped down as 1st Ward leader, reports Holly Otterbein, and committeepeople elected 20th division committeeman Tom Rumbaugh to take his place. This fall, Dougherty …

    • A sharrow on Spruce Street indicates that bikes and cars must share the lane.

January 7: Philly UberBlack drivers file misclassification suit | Frontier adds 10 new cities | Transit Explorer

Philly UberBlack drivers filed suit against Uber in Common Pleas court, reports Jane Von Bergen. The suit claims drivers are misclassified as independent contractors, and due to the introduction of the…

    • PPA garage

December 14: State senator floats PPA privatization | Upgrading SEPTA trolleys | Rendell endorses energy hub

PA Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-Centre County) wants to privatize the Philadelphia Parking Authority, reports Christine Baker. There are no specifics yet, but "[i]n an email sent to fellow…

    • Fergie Parking Lot

December 9: Kenney cool on Temple stadium | Regional Planner board game | Why the Fergie Tower won't have parking

Our Keystone Crossroads colleagues rolled out a big package of Pennsylvania housing stories yesterday that's worth spending some time with. Jared Brey wrote two explainers for the series, one on the…

    • Memorial Hall dome

November 18th: Please Touch Museum emerging from bankruptcy | Checking in on Jumpstart Germantown | Fall in Philly

Peter Crimmins reports the Please Touch Museum expects to emerge from bankruptcy proceedings in January with $10 million in its coffers. Our own Alan Jaffe recently reported that the museum's success…

    • Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE)

Philly pols make cameos in PPA's new red light camera PSA videos

Wednesday’s Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) Board meeting saw local politicians taking star turns for red light cameras and saw a few sparks over shifts in the authority’s position on ride-hailing companies.…

    • Taxi regulation

October 12: PPA backs statewide Uber regs | Parker Spruce Hotel makeover | Keeping Philly 'weird'

The Philadelphia Parking Authority is now supporting a bill that would establish statewide regulations for Uber, Lyft, and other "transportation network companies," reports Melissa Daniels. Prior iterations had exempted Philadelphia, with…

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