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    • Michael Nutter

August 4: Nutter's HUD dreams | Dumpster pool crackdown | Safer left turns

Michael Nutter is said to be one of the names under consideration for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development if Hillary Clinton becomes President, says Edward-Isaach Dovere. Nutter had been considered…

    • 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…

    • Rent Near SEPTA

July 1: Toomey 'sanctuary cities' bill | Rent near SEPTA | Uber bill punted

Senator Pat Toomey's bill that would cut off Community Development Block Grant funding from so-called "sanctuary cities" like Philadelphia--those who decline to prosecute people solely for being undocumented immigrants--is getting a…

    • taxi philly city hall

June 23: Ride-hailing failing disabled riders | Transit-oriented development in Warminster | Bike cops > tanks

Philly won't be buying an armored tank for the DNC, reports Claire Sasko. Instead, Jim Kenney wants bike cops to direct and protect convention-goers down near the stadiums. In other bike…

    • This summer SEPTA will renew and repave portions of the Route 10 trolley tracks

June 22: PA House loosens PPA residency requirement | Trolley Tunnel Blitz | Bus map reform

Someone on the Philadelphia Parking Authority board doesn't want to live in Philadelphia anymore, reports Cassie Owens, and they persuaded Rep. Scott Petri in Harrisburg to introduce a bill exempting…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • Divine Lorraine sign

May 3: Most abated properties see increase in tax liability | Shoup on Radio Times | Divine Lorraine pop-up

A analysis of OPA data from the City Controller Alan Butkovitz found that around 12,000 of the city's 15,000 abated properties will see a tax increase under the 2017 assessments, reports…

    • philadelphia sculpture gym

April 28: New coalition opposes Philly ride-hailing carve-out | ZBA punts on Broad and Washington | Sculpture Gym closing

A new coalition called Driving Philly Forward, which includes Pennsylvania Parents Against Impaired Driving, Developing in Excellence, MaST Community Charter School, the Philadelphia Beverage Association, and right-leaning advocacy groups like the…

    • East Passyunk's Singing Fountain

April 5: Bryan Fenstermaker taking over PARC | Roosevelt Blvd public forms | Chelten-Greene plaza

Amy Laura Cahn thinks it's time to stop thinking about community gardens as temporary uses. "Even after more than 30 years of vibrant activity, many gardens have never had the…

    • 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…

    • The Res

February 29: SEPTA releases King of Prussia rail route | Streets Dept at The Res | Design Advocacy Group survey

SEPTA released their preferred route for the King of Prussia rail extension, reports Jason Laughlin and Laura McCrystal. "Both opponents and supporters of the project said Friday that the chosen plan…

    • 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…

    • Light Mast

January 19: North Broad Street's retail future | Hard shoulders and first responders | Bicentennial shenanigans

Jason Laughlin talks to some experts about PennDOT's idea to open the shoulders on I-76 to traffic during certain times of the day. Michael Noda, author of the Sic Transit Philadelphia…

    • 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…

    • Three proposed

December 15: Transit in the 30th Street Station neighborhood | Four mixed-use buildings proposed in Callowhill | Ford getting into ride-hailing market

Jacob Adelman previews the updated 30th Street Station Master Plan framework ahead of its unveiling at Wednesday's open house. The plan incorporates public feedback favoring "a dense neighborhood of homes…

    • 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…

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