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    • Dumpster Pool

August 1: Speeding up Amtrak on the cheap | 100 years of zoning | Dumpster pool

Alon Levy offers some cheaper alternatives to some of the budget-busting proposals in Amtrak's NEC Futures plan. One idea: fixing Frankford Junction to cut travel times between New York and…

    • Brian O'Neill zoning

O'Neill bill would codify councilmanic prerogative in subdivision process

A new bill from 10th District Councilman Brian O’Neill could write councilmanic prerogative into the city’s routine planning procedures first time, by shifting power over property subdivisions that the city charter…

    • 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…

    • Reading, PA

April 19th: Wolf issuing state open data policy | Reading's 'complete streets' policy | Walking Philly's perimeter

Governor Tom Wolf will sign an executive order establishing an open data policy in Pennsylvania for the first time. The Commonwealth already has a Right to Know law, which is different…

    • Lincoln Square

March 15: Alterra's Broad and Washington plans | Voluntary street sweeping | Deregulating garage businesses

Mayor Jim Kenney is doubling down on the idea of bringing back street sweeping services, but only for neighborhoods who accept alternate-side parking. It's still unclear what the administration will…

    • National Products building

December 2: Transit-oriented development opportunity on Broad | National Products reno update | Navy Yard housing

The former KFC building at Broad and Bainbridge has been listed for $5.3 million, reports OCF Realty's Naked Philly. The parcel is zoned CMX-3 so only a mid-rise building is…

    • Baltimore Crossing at 48th Street and Baltimore Ave

October 2: Bass proposes revenues for traffic calming | CyclePhilly app wins national award | Spurning mid-rise for mansions

Councilwoman Cindy Bass introduced a bill establishing a new $5 vehicle registration fee that Act 89 gives counties the option to levy, reports Greta Iverson. The proceeds, which are required to…

    • Park(ing) Day returns this Friday, September 21. 

September 17: DRWC finalizing land deal for South Philly trail | DRPA frees up Papal parking | BIA bill in Council

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is close to finalizing the land acquisitions that will allow them to build a 0.7-mile waterfront bike and walking trail in South Philly, reports Jacob Adelman. …

    • Philadelphia skyline

What percentage of Philly's land area do the different zoning categories cover?

In last week's write-up of the Office of Property Records data release, we noted that single-use residential properties make up about 78% of Philadelphia's properties, with mixed-use, commercial, and industrial…

    • Work zone

July 15: PA lawmakers debate work-zone cameras | Senate committee goes after TIGER | City-owned blight in Parkside

“What the Secret Service want to do is kill the city for at least two days, preserve it in amber while the Pope visits, and then return it to working…

    • Lightning striking the skyline

July 10: Jim Kenney: Streets blogger | Pope fence happening | Super TIF bill

The Pope fence around Center City is real. The only question is how big. Jim Kenney is envisioning an administration with weaker deputy Mayors and stronger commissioners. Kenney has also…

    • Rail Park

July 8: Major Obama desegregation order | Camping out for the Pope | Denser development near Rail Park

Under a new Obama initiative, HUD will require cities and towns across the country to review their housing policies and document their progress on desegregation. The owners of the lot…

    • Average loss per passenger ride

SEPTA loses less money on fares than most other metro transit agencies

Every single US metro transit agency loses some money on each passenger trip, but how much money they lose varies. This piece at City Lab shows that, on that score, SEPTA…

    • City Hall Parking Lot

Five moments that explain Jim Kenney's planning politics

Over at Citified, Patrick Kerkstra is disillusioned with the paucity of real policy substance in the 2015 campaign so far, and he's probably right to be concerned. The high-level dialogue so…

    • grandmother

How live-in grandmas help moms cut their car trips

Does having a grandparent around to share in the child-caring duties change mothers' transportation habits? Some new research from Kelcie Ralph and Anne Brown at UCLA's Institute of Transportation Studies suggests…

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December 15: Diaz in | Logan Square holes | Wage tax history | #ChangingCities

Nelson Diaz, a former city solicitor under Mayor John Street, says he'll definitely get in the Mayoral race this January. PennDOT will replace seven aging bridges over 676/Vine St starting in…

    • Jefferson Station

September 3: Jefferson Station | Balancing bike share | Philly in "first quarter of its rebirth" | Transportation devolution

It's official - as the result of a "multi-million dollar deal" yet to be announced by SEPTA and Jefferson University Hospital Systems, Market East Station is officially being renamed Jefferson Station.…

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