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    • Parking Meters

PPA okays pay-by-phone parking app, electric vehicle charging at PHL

The Philadelphia Parking Authority selected Pango USA as contractor for installing and implementing a pay-by-phone parking app. The company already provides similar services in Phoenix, Harrisburg and Wilkes-Barre. Philadelphia will be…

    • LandCare

May 21: Indego beating membership goals | Undercounting the transit constituency | 97% urban Philly

Why Philly's bikeable streets owe more to Thomas Holme than Michael Nutter.  Daniel Hertz says the focus on commuting patterns means we're drastically undercounting the constituency for transit. His chart…

    • 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…

    • Utility box

Why the Streets Department doesn't put utility boxes underground

One reaction people had to Monday's post on the artfully-decorated utility boxes in Washington Square West and Queen Village was that the dressed up boxes look nicer now, but why do…

    • Viaduct Phase One | Studio Bryan Hanes

Planning Commission approves Reading Viaduct acquisition

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission voted yesterday to approve a bill authorizing the city to acquire part of the Reading Viaduct for the development of a public park. Can you imagine…

    • Mt. Sinai Hospital was demolished in 2016 (PhillyTrax/Flickr)

Rancor rises over redevelopment of Mt. Sinai hospital

Will Collins says he’s never encountered something like this, not in his 25 years as a real estate developer. He’s disappointed. He’s hurt. Frankly, he feels betrayed. And he says his…

    • Pine Street bike lane

Cyclists, pedestrians lack a good crash reporting system

Jake Liefer was getting his morning workout in, bicycling down Gray’s Ferry Avenue towards 34th street, when it happened. Liefer, 30, was heading straight past a gas station. Low on gas,…

    • Jim Kenney

May 20: Kenney wins | Philly's first protected bike lane | PlanMaryland | Fergie Tower update

Jim Kenney won the Democratic Mayoral primary, essentially ensuring he'll become Philadelphia's next Mayor. Patrick Kerkstra and Holly Otterbein have the Big Think piece you're looking for on what it all…

    • 7777 State Road site context

UPDATED: Councilman delays vote on land purchase for prison replacement

UPDATED, Thurs., May 21:  On Thursday, Councilman Bobby Henon refrained from calling a vote on a bill he introduced that would authorize the city to negotiate for the purchase of a…

    • Update: Commonwealth Court upholds Dilworth House appeal

Dilworth House can be partly demolished, Court says

It’s been almost eight years since the Philadelphia Historical Commission ruled that the owners of the Dilworth House on Washington Square could remove a portion of the building and replace it…

    • Pittsburgh's East Busway serves 15 bus routes and more than 25,000 riders daily. Photo: ITDP

Plans for BRT-lite along Roosevelt Boulevard taking shape

According to a forthcoming study by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission and a Request for Proposal from the Mayor’s Office for Transportation and Utilities for a “Roosevelt Boulevard Multimodal…

    • 227 Chestnut

May 19: Election Day!

Happy Election Day! Here are all the PlanPhilly articles to read if you're making a last-minute voting decision as a planning voter, and our Mayoral matchmaker tool. Here is Citified's voter…

    • Utility boxes

Center City's unsightly utility boxes are getting dressed up with public art

I had never noticed the ugly brown utility boxes generously distributed around Center City until I started hanging around Geoff Thompson of the This Old City blog last year, and ever…

    • Queen of Jeans

May 18: Amtrak service resumes | 33,000 Indego rides | Queen of Jeans

Amtrak Northeast Corridor service between Philly and New York has resumed, and SEPTA is running limited service to Trenton.  Amtrak has been ordered to deploy Positive Train Control at the…

    • Finnegan's Wake

Offices planned for Finnigan's Wake building at 3rd and Spring Garden

Once ranked among the top 25 douchiest bars in Philadelphia, Finnigan’s Wake, at 3rd and Spring Garden streets in Northern Liberties, is set to be converted into offices. On Thursday, Councilman…

    • Francisville, September 2014 | Theresa Stigale
Eyes on the Street

Toward a safe and thriving city

The next mayoral administration will inherit a revamped and strengthened planning and development environment, but architect and Design Advocacy Group Chair Kiki Bolender argues the work is only half done. In…

    • Share the road, show respect / OnePoll Data Hub

Confession of a mad biker: From now on I’m taking the high road

Last night, I was biking home. I was heading down Spruce, towards my turn at 17th, when a black Porsche decided waiting at the light at 15th wasn’t for him. Time…

    • Southport

May 15: NEC service could return Tuesday | Wolf's municipal pension ideas | What goes in Southport

Amtrak's CEO says he's looking at Tuesday, tentatively, for full restoration of Northeast Corridor service. Our Newsworks colleague Carolyn Beeler talks to Penn professor Dr. Vukan Vuchic about why the…

    • frishkoff
Eyes on the Street

Streetviews: Q&A with LISC's Andy Frishkoff

For our last installment in our Agenda2015 Streetviews Q&A series, we sat down with Andy Fishkoff from Philadelphia LISC, a nonprofit that provides assistance to community development corporations citywide. We…

    • member robert sumwalt on the scene of the amtrak train 188 derailment in philadelphia pa flickr photo sharing

SEPTA is outspending Amtrak on PTC safety technology

Video: Experts analyze Amtrak 188 crash The Inquirer’s Paul Nussbaum interviewed Amtrak’s CEO, Joseph Boardman, asking questions on train safety in the wake of Tuesday’s tragic derailment. Boardman defended Amtrak’s record…

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