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    • Ben Franklin Bridge, PlanPhilly

Did limited largesse muddle DRPA's mission control?

At this morning’s meeting, the DRPA Board of Commissioners voted to approve an $18-per-month discount for drivers that cross its bridges at least 18 times in a given month. While…

    • One Port Center

DRPA Dispatches: Bridge Toll Discount OK'd; PATCO Pontiff Tix; Franklin Square Station a go?

The Delaware River Port Authority Board of Commissioners applauded itself after voting to approve a frequent commuter discount for vehicles that cross its bridges 18 times a month. But those claps…

    • Downed Trees in East Falls/Brian Hickey, WHYY

Storm knocks out PATCO's morning service for Wednesday 6/24, impacts some SEPTA Regional Rail lines

 PlanPhilly tracks our web traffic by the hour, so we know many of you check the website at ungodly times like 5 and 6 A.M., presumably before work. This update is…

    • SEPTA Stations Providing Service During Papal Visit

Secret Service calling shots for (but saying little else about) Papal Visit

If you’ve been frustrated with the lack of details so far about road closures and other transportation disruptions to expect during the Papal Visit in September, there is one agency to…

    • Mayor Nutter at Papal Visit Transportation Conference

Is Philadelphia underestimating how many will come to see Pope Francis?

Donna Farrell, executive director of the World Meeting of the Families, described Pope Francis as comforting during today’s press conference on public transportation options when the Holy Father visits on September…

    • 9th/10th & Locust PATCO Station Bike Racks/Photo Credit: Bennet Cornelius, PATCO

SEPTA and PATCO hop on bike trend to boost ridership

Last month, SEPTA released its first ever Cycle-Transit Plan, an addendum of sorts to its Sustainability Plan, detailing what the transit authority has done—and will do—to make it easier for cyclists…

    • 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…

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