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Next to arrive on all SEPTA platforms: real time ETA data

If all goes according to plan, riders will barely recognize SEPTA in two years. Like the protagonist of a 90’s teen movie, SEPTA is in the midst of transforming itself…

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Live-blog: How shared vehicles slash greenhouse gas emissions

A new paper from T. Donna Chen & Kara Kockelman at the University of Texas at Austin looks at the behavioral changes people make when they join car share programs, and…

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Live-blog: What's Congress going to do about autonomous vehicles?

I'm down in Washington, D.C. this week live-blogging the Transportation Research Board's annual meeting which, despite the sleep-inducing name, is kind of like the Oscar's for transportation wonks. Through Wednesday, I'll…

    • 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…

    • Manhole covers will be reset before resurfacing.

Streetsplaining: Why resurfacing means a dozen days of dimpled roads

To bicyclists, road repaving feels a lot like pledging a fraternity: it’s a real pain in the ass for a bit and then three or four years of smooth sailing. And…

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Kenney introduces bill calling for hearings on legalizing ride-sharing apps in Philly

As the debate in Harrisburg proceeds as to whether Pennsylvania should legalize smartphone-based "transportation network company" platforms like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar, and whether Philadelphia should be the only county in…

    • Tool Library Executive Director Peter Foreman-Murray

Borrow a tool - and learn which one you need - at West Philly Tool Library

The eight-year-old institution is raising funds to buy more tools and host workshops. A researcher says it's helping tool libraries spring up elswhere. New West Philadelphia homeowner Ramon Rincon had no…

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SEPTA New Payment Technology more than a year behind schedule

SEPTA Deputy General Manager Jeff Knueppel can “neither confirm nor deny” whether or not New Payment Technology (NPT) – the electronic payment system SEPTA is building to replace tokens – will…

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Eyes on the Street

Streets wants feedback on winter performance, introduces text alerts

Did your block look like this for half of the winter? Was your street a sheet of ice or cleared regularly? How do you think the Streets Department did handling the incredibly…

    • Philadelphia Science Festival Carnival
Eyes on the Street

City Science: Philadelphia Science Festival picks

Break out the binoculars, field notebooks, and explorer’s vests. There are opportunities to learn about science citywide during the Philadelphia Science Festival, starting Friday, April 25. Here are seven picks…

    • City Lights, Photo by Al BeFranke
Eyes on the Street

Philly Tech Week picks for the plannerdly

A welcomed and now familiar harbinger of spring, Philly Tech Week is back beginning Friday, April 4. The weeklong event series celebrates technology and innovation in Philadelphia and has a robust…

    • TEDxPhiladelphia 2011 | Kevin Monko
Eyes on the Street

TEDxPhiladelphia 2014: Our tour, free tickets, and beyond

PlanPhilly is a proud partner of TEDxPhiladelphia 2014. This year's theme - the New Workshop of the World - is something we think about often as we write about ways Philly…

    • The wide, high-traffic Boulevard poses a challenge to pedestrians

Panel to consider Roosevelt Boulevard speed cameras

This week, Philadelphia will add two new automated red light enforcement (ARLE) cameras at the intersection of Ogontz and Stenton avenues. Since 2005, Philadelphia has been using ARLE to ticket drivers…

    • PlanningCamp
Eyes on the Street

February 1: PlanningCamp comes to Philly

Get out your explorers gear and let your inner plannerd out for the day: PlanningCamp is headed to Philly on February 1. PlanningCamp is an “unconference” focused on the intersection of…

    • Race Street at I95

Planning Commission questions safety of trail crossing on-ramp

The PCPC doesn't mind cyclists using what will essentially be the sidewalk on the north side of Race Street from 2nd to the river. But commissioners are worried about a caution-light…

    • New American City

A two-day brainstorm on the future of cities

Mayors, urban planners and leaders in business, education and technology will converge in Philadelphia Wednesday and Thursday for the local edition of a traveling conversation on the future of cities. “There…

    • SEPTA launches official iPhone app

SEPTA launches official iPhone app, expands free WiFi coverage

SEPTA will announce two major freebies today – its first official iPhone app and a plan to expand its free Xfinity WiFi service to transit stations on the Broad Street Line,…

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Eyes on the Street

Watch three years of Philly bike theft patterns

At the third annual Apps for Philly Transit hackathon, held in late September, dozens of civic hackers worked on projects on a range of transportation ideas - from finding and…

    • myPhillyRising

The myPhillyRising mobile app tells residents about upcoming events, local resources available.

The City of Philadelphia introduced a new mobile web application (app) that allows citizens quickly to find out more about neighborhoods that are part of the PhillyRising Collaborative. Core features of…

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Eyes on the Street

Poplar Library Branch Embraces Technology and Social Media

As part of their reporting for Philadelphia Neighborhoods and PlanPhilly this summer, Tasia N. Morgan, Angela M. Mayo, and Samantha Ortiz are bringing us dispatches from East and West Poplar. This week they…

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