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    • One Port Center

DRPA Dispatch: Applying for Fed. cash to reopen Franklin Square; Refurbished cars finally here; Ben Franklin Bridge track work ahead of schedule

The Delaware River Port Authority board authorized an application for a federal TIGER VII grant to fund reopening of the Franklin Square PATCO Station. The project would cost an estimated $28…

    • One Port Center

DRPA Dispatches: Still waiting on refurbished cars, but Battleship NJ is a guaranteed thing

To the long list of descriptive collective nouns – a murder of crows, a parliament of owls, a wake of buzzards – might we add a Godot of PATCO refurbished cars?…

    • One Port Center

DRPA Dispatches: Driving up, PATCO down, & nepotism policy tweaked

Delaware River Port Authority traffic counts and PATCO ridership for January were reported today, and the DRPA Board voted to approve a change to its nepotism policy to allow the hiring…

    • One Port Center

DRPA Update: New “zipper” for Ben Franklin; New commissioners for Wolf; Nothing new for Franklin Square

There was a changing of the guard at today’s Delaware River Port Authority as Governor Tom Wolf’s five new appointees were sworn in, including new DRPA Chairman Ryan Boyer. Boyer takes…

    • New bicycle-pedestrian ramp coming to Ben Franklin bridge in Camden

Start of work on Ben Franklin Bridge pedestrian and bike ramp inches a teensy bit closer

Last month, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission awarded $800,000 to the Delaware River Port Authority for building a pedestrian and bicycle ramp over the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. The funds were…

    • septa workforce

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…

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

DRPA update: New LCDs, now; real time info, soon; bridge work, neverending.

PATCO riders everywhere will get to enjoy staring at brand new LCD and LED screens while waiting for their trains by the end of this month. The Delaware River Port Authority…

    • Trains to New Jersey

DRPA doings: Board drops Johnny Doc, Riverlink Ferry; gains wifi and SEPTA Key access

This morning's Delaware River Port Authority board meeting was about as jam-packed and exciting as transportation authority board meetings can get, replete with (extremely respectful) demonstrators, (long-planned) approvals for major projects,…

    • RiverLink Ferry

DRPA to sell off RiverLink Ferry

At its first meeting of 2015, the Delaware River Port Authority’s Finance Committee voted to recommend the sale of the RiverLink Ferry to a joint venture between the Delaware River Waterfront…

    • Trains to New Jersey

Comcast to provide free wifi at PATCO stations

Waiting for the next PATCO train is about to become a bit more tolerable for web addicts. At the Delaware River Port Authority Operations & Management Committee meeting this morning, PATCO…

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

DRPA Board approves 2015 Budget, delays toll increase

At its last meeting of the year, the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) board voted to postpone a bridge toll increase scheduled for January 1st, 2015 until 2017. Chief Financial Officer…

    • Ben Franklin Bridge, Photo by Melon Images

New 24/7 schedule changes for PATCO, Ben Franklin Bridge

Yesterday’s Center City bomb scare interrupted the first of three town hall-style meetings PATCO is holding to update riders on its Ben Franklin Bridge Track Rehabilitation Project. Before the meeting was…

    • The north side of the Race Street Connector (left) will feature a wide multi-use sidewalk and the same metal fencing as the south side.

North side of Race Street Connector project is back on the construction calendar

Walking or biking from Old City to Race Street Pier will become twice as nice later this year, as construction on improvements to the north side of Race Street are set…

    • The Walt Whitman Bridge, opened in 1957, is the second oldest of the area's four Delaware River Bridges. Photo courtesy of DRPA

DRPA sets sights on toll, painting, tunnel and paving projects

Track work on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge isn't the only thing keeping the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) busy. While the authority is in the midst of replacing the 30-year old…

    • Today the Franklin Square Station entrance is sealed with concrete

Will Franklin Square Station ever reopen?

Last year Franklin Square Park attracted 900,000 visitors. The holiday light show and family-friendly New Year's Eve spectacle, alone, drew roughly 5,000 people. As the park’s attendance continues to grow, one…

    • Benjamin Franklin Bridge bicycle and pedestrian ramp

Thirteen projects receive remaining trail funds

Last week we reported that the region’s trail funding future is uncertain, in part because the $10 million grant that the William Penn Foundation dedicated to trail building three years…

    • The north side of the Race Street Connector (left) will feature a wide multi-use sidewalk and the same metal fencing as the south side.

The reason for the delay on Race Street Connector's north side

Wondering why work hasn't begun on the north side of the Race Street Connector project that links Old City to the Race Street Pier? First, there was money, but no permit.…

    • Visible progress on the Schuylkill River Boardwalk, looking south from the CSX Bridge

Our second annual city-wide look at ongoing transportation projects

If all goes according to plan, by this time next year Philadelphia will have both a completed Dilworth Plaza and a decked out Schuylkill River Boardwalk. As crews chip away at…

    • In addition to access, the bridge offers sweeping skyline views, Photo by Neal Santos

Report finds subpar bicycle access on Delaware River bridges

As bicycle advocates in New Jersey and Pennsylvania work to build The Circuit, a proposed 250-mile regional trail network, there is one major disconnect between trail segments in the two…

    • Columbia Connector West of I-95, showing wolf and turkey

Work on Columbia Avenue sculptures gets go-ahead, other waterfront projects progress

Light-bearing bronze sculptures of turtles, and a lit-up fiberglass turkey and wolf, are on their way to Columbia Avenue, as part of an effort to better connect the waterfront to Fishtown.…

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