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    • Maps at 30th Street Station. Courtesy Amtrak/Chuck Gomez

As planning continues for 30th Street Station, grand plans in D.C. offer vision of future

The Philadelphia 30th Street Station District Plan recently asked the public what they wanted to see in and around Philadelphia’s Amtrak station and the results are in. The survey of…

    • The revamped west plaza has new lighting and an at-grade crosswalk

Amtrak adds bus routes to connect Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and White Haven to Northeast Corridor at 30th Street Station

In a press release today, Amtrak announced that it was making a pilot bus service connecting 30th Street Station with Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and White Haven permanent. The Thruway Bus, provided by…

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What SEPTA’s doing about the lack of women working in public transit

Following PlanPhilly’s somewhat surprising discovery that SEPTA’s ridership apparently is more predominantly female than any other public transportation system in the nation (which themselves were all predominantly female), we decided to…

    • 30th St. Station District Plan Open House. Courtesy Amtrak/Chuck Gomez

Will plans for 30th St. Station District include capping rail yards? That's up to you

A lot of people have a lot of big plans for 30th Street Station – capping the rail yard to its North, re-opening the tunnel between it and the Market-Frankford Line…

    • After 40th Street Bridge construction ends, work on the 41st Street Bridge will begin in late 2013

Year-end update on Streets Dept. capital projects

Broad Street – Avenue of the Arts North:  This $8.7 million project to install around 50 light towers on Broad Street’s median from Spring Garden to Temple’s campus is moving…

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Amtrak launches 30th Street Station master planning

The Porch at 30th Street, the renovated Internal Revenue Service 30th Street campus, the Schuylkill River Trail and suggestions to develop air rights above SEPTA and Amtrak rail yards:  How can…

    • Some of the Acela train sets are 15 to 16 years old. At best, Amtrak expects their lifetime to be about 20 years

Amtrak calls for high-speed train sets

Amtrak is on the hunt for up to 28 new high-speed train sets to service the Northeast Corridor - the stretches from Washington, D.C., through Philadelphia to New York and Boston.…

    • Biden spoke of the importance of investing in and modernizing rail at 30th Street Station

Biden lauds Amtrak's new locomotives, rail investment

Vice President Joe Biden was in Philadelphia yesterday to catch a glimpse of the first of Amtrak’s new electric locomotives and to speak in support of rail transportation and investment at…

    • The revamped west plaza has new lighting and an at-grade crosswalk

Amtrak reopens 30th Street Station west plaza

Just in time for the Thanksgiving travel rush, Amtrak reopened the western entrance, or west plaza, at 30th Street Station Friday. The plaza had been closed since last fall as part…

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Artist plans 5-mile torrent of color along Philly's Amtrak corridor

SEPTA and Amtrak commuters traveling through Philly can look forward to a lot of color in the spring as Berlin-based artist Katharinia Grosse begins painting dilapidated buildings along the tracks. Mural…

    • West Trenton Station, Photo by Neal Santos

Philadelphia could host rail conference this spring

Rail advocates and transit supporters could come together for a national conference in Philadelphia this spring.  Thursday, members of the Rail Users' Network (RUN), a nonprofit dedicated to improving the country’s…

    • Amtrak's construction outside 30th Street Station's west entrance will finish around Thanksgiving

Construction near 30th Street Station wrapping up this fall

If you’ve passed through the 30th Street Station area lately, you have likely seen construction fences around the station’s west entrance. While this Amtrak project is buzzing along, PennDOT is completing…

    • Chestnut Street at 30th Street facing West After

Drexel, Amtrak to study expanding university and other development over rail yard airspace

Could people live, work and study in structures built over the SEPTA and AMTRAK rail yards near 30th Street Station? Drexel University and Amtrak are launching a feasibility study to find…

    • The future Ardmore Transportation Center will include 528 feet of ADA accessible, high level platforms

Ten years later Ardmore Transportation Center still in the works

In 2003 the Lower Merion Township Board of Commissioners approved the Ardmore Transit Center Conceptual Master Plan. A decade later, one element of that plan, phase one of the Ardmore Transportation…

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Eyes on the Street

Feb 4: Blatstein casino update | Bakers Centre ShopRite job access | Overbrook parish merger | St. Bonaventure's grim future | Pittsburgh-Harrisburg Amtrak jeopardized

Good morning, and welcome to the working week. Enjoy the sunny, albeit chilly, morning: The skies are going to cloud up and bring another evening dusting of snow our way. Bart…

    • Traffic on DRPA toll bridges is down 13% since 2007.
Eyes on the Street

Developer feud: Blumenfeld v. Caplan | 30th Street reno work | Toll bridge traffic down | 'More park, less way'

It is a beautiful morning, Streeters, but we're heading for 96º today (feeling more like 105º). It's back to the territory of excessive heat, so do your best to stay…

    • Public hearing tonight on design for AMTRAK's new transmission line, electrification system

Public hearing tonight on design for AMTRAK's new transmission line, electrification system

AMTRAK and representatives from Burns Engineering will hold a public meeting tonight in Radnor Township to discuss an electrification transmission line project, now in the design and planning phases, that will…

    • Eyes on the Street sizes up The Porch:
Eyes on the Street

The Porch: a super-sized parklet full of potential

On November 2, the new public space on 30th Street Station’s south side officially opened with much fanfare. Circus performers unfurled a small banner above the large crowd, revealing the plaza’s new…

    • Name This Plaza | Rendering by Lager Raabe Skafte Landscape Architects, Inc.
Eyes on the Street

Name Game

As PlanPhilly reported earlier this month, the south side of 30th Street Station is getting a new public space created from a former parking lane on Market Street. The space is currently being…

U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood announces $2 Billion for high-speed intercity rail projects

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced $2 billion in high-speed rail awards providing an unprecedented investment to speed up trains in the Northeast Corridor, expand service in the…

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