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    • SEPTA REVENUE PERFORMANCE FY 2015 Actual vs. FY 2014 Actual

SEPTA Board update: Agency posts ridership gains in January; annual officer elections

Meet the new SEPTA Board, same as the old SEPTA board (pretty much). The SEPTA Board met Thursday for its regular and annual meeting, electing its officers for the year, welcoming…

    • Dormont Station plaza level

Keystone Crossroads: Pileggi bill aims to clear the regulatory debris from the fast-track to transit oriented development

A bill to overhaul Pennsylvania's underutilized Transit Revitalization Investment District Act is currently working its way through Harrisburg, exciting proponents of transit oriented development who have been underwhelmed so far by…

    • Pedestrian Crash Locations

Azavea and PlanPhilly map Philly's most dangerous intersections for pedestrians

Since 2008, the number of Philadelphia pedestrians hit by cars has held steady at over 1,700 per year. The exact number has jumped around a bit from year to year, but…

    • SEPTA Key Kiosk

Can SEPTA Key unlock a better tomorrow or will it lock in bitter disappointment?

4,323. That’s how many words long SEPTA’s FAQ is for its new fare system, SEPTA Key. That’s longer than Hamlet’s oft cut play-within-a-play by a solid thousand words. And just like…

    • Sidewalk Closed at 12th Street
Eyes on the Street

Improve Philly’s great walkability by unblocking sidewalks

A key piece of the Better Mobility Philadelphia 2015 platform is enhancing Philly's walkability, a legacy strength rooted in our intimate street grid. For this week's election season op-ed Feet First…

    • SEPTA poster

Delays reported on the SEPTA Key: "Sometime in 2015" for most lines, March 2016 for regional rail

It seems as though SEPTA officials have learned to stop giving estimates for the launch of SEPTA Key, given how often it's been pushed back. “Sometime in 2015” for the…

    • Indego unveiling

Philly Bike Share update: How cash rentals will work, apps, maps and more

I first encountered bike share in Barcelona. It was 2009 and I was desperately hungover, having spent the last few days in a small town Hemingway made famous and partaking in…

    • Leslie Richards

Interview: Acting PennDOT Sec. Leslie Richards on bringing a planner's perspective to PennDOT

Jon Geeting and Jim Saksa recently sat down for a phone call with acting Secretary of Transportation Leslie Richards and PennDOT spokesman Richard Kirkpatrick. Richards spoke about bringing a planner’s perspective…

    • 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…

    • 676 streetscape improvements including cap

Low bids on I-676 bridge rehab frees up funds for Chestnut St. bridge work

They say you need to spend money to make money. That’s no mere cliché when it comes to public infrastructure spending – Philadelphia’s economic machinery would grind to a halt if…

    • Indego unveiling

More Bike share details released as IBX unveiled as sponsor

In an eagerly anticipated rollout, Mayor Michael Nutter announced the official name and corporate sponsor of Philadelphia’s bike share program: Indego, brought to you by Independence Blue Cross. Flanked by…

    • With more than 100 Silverliner Vs on track, regional rail advocates can focus more attention on passenger experience

SEPTA races to comply with federal law that other transit authorities ignore

SEPTA is on pace to meet a federal mandate to implement a safety system known as Positive Train Control (PTC) by the end of this year.  If it does, it will…

    • 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…

    • 34th and Walnut
Eyes on the Street

How the Next Mayor Can Save Lives and Money

This week the Bicycle Coalition's Sarah Clark Stuart kicks off our election themed op-ed series arguing why Philly should become the next city to adopt Vision Zero policies to make our…

    • 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…

    • 6th and Christian

Readers: Brave the snow and send us your sneckdown photos

If there's one upside to the looming blizzard, it's the opportunities that street snow reveals for traffic calming. Say what?  Check it out: When snow accumulates on the street, and cars…

    • workride2

SEPTA has largest percentage of female riders – 64% - among large transit agencies

As Valentine’s Day approaches, lonelier Philadelphians will be riding the singles circuit around town, cruising the bars. But if you’re looking for the woman of your dreams, you might be better…

    • suburban video wall

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…

    • 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,…

    • grandmother

How live-in grandmas help moms cut their car trips

Does having a grandparent around to share in the child-caring duties change mothers' transportation habits? Some new research from Kelcie Ralph and Anne Brown at UCLA's Institute of Transportation Studies suggests…

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