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Smart Card proposal date delayed again by SEPTA

    SEPTA has again pushed back the final date for potential vendors to submit proposals for a new smart-card fare collection system.    The new deadline is Sept. 30, replacing a…

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Food For Thought: Ashburner Inn

With its charming wooden floors and old church pew-style seats Ashburner Inn, located at 8400 Torresdale Ave. in Holmesburg, offers a quiet elegance to casual dining. A full bar…

    • 60th Street stop on Market-Frankford El

Market-Frankford El fallout

Aug. 21By Anthony Campisi
For PlanPhilly          Though SEPTA is finishing up its reconstruction of the Market-Frankford El, the message from community leaders Thursday night was that much work…

Neighborhood Bike Works’ annual Bike Part Art Show

University City Review: Neighborhood Bike Works’ annual Bike Part Art Show Bicycle-Inspired art by over 100 artists benefits local Youth Cycling ProgramFew events have as many compelling components as…

Philadelphia receives $70,000 grant under Urban Bird Treaty

University City Review: Philadelphia receives $70,000 grant under Urban Bird Treaty The City of Philadelphia will receive $70,000 in grant funding as part of the Urban Conservation Treaty for Migratory…

Nutter details Plan C budget cuts

Today Mayor Michael A. Nutter Today transmitted to the Philadelphia City Council a revised Five Year Plan that, if implemented, will result in the largest lay off of Philadelphia public servants…

Community builds playground at 47th & Sansom in one day

University City Review: Community builds playground at 47th & Sansom in one day Written by Nicole Contosta, University City Review: What Walnut Hill residents lacked for years, was remedied in…

Meet the Planning Collective

Aug. 20One group of new Penn grad students recently started their own planning and design firm, building a client base even as they still work or seek other jobs until…

    • 'Dot Density' map of regional population and employment, produced by Planning Collective

New minds take on tough times

The map (above) illustrates where people live and work in the region. One yellow dot represents the location of 300 people and one purple dot represents 300 jobs. All maps courtesy…

Tonight at the Pennypack Park Concert Series...Guitar Legends

Tributes to Eric Clapton, Cream, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jimi Hendrix (the Guitar Legends)  will play Pennypack Park’s Summer Music Festival tonight at 7 p.m. Don’t forget your chairs, blankets, snacks…

    • Courtesy of the Philadelphia Inquirer

Rite Aid robbery suspect caught

Alan Pierece, formerly of the Northeast and wanted for a string of Rite Aid robberies, was arrested yesterday.  Police picked up the 39-year-old in Chester, and he will be charged…

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Real NEastate: Flipping FHA rule

Q: I am buying a house in Mayfair the seller got at a Philadelphia Sherriff's Sale in May. When I signed the contract in June, my agent said we would make…

Brad Pitt talks architecture, sustainability with Bill Maher

Liberal comedian Bill Maher is reliably hilarious and pointed as host of HBO’s weekly “Real Time with Bill Maher.” Even when he’s being preachy in his “New Rules” feature, which concludes…

    • Photo of the SugarHouse Casino site (courtesy of Philly Skyline's Brad Maule)

SugarHouse requests transfer of slots license

Photo courtesy of Brad Maule, check out his complete portfolio at www.phillyskyline.com/lovecopter Aug. 19 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyHSP Gaming – the developer of SugarHouse Casino - has asked…

NEast Philly now fully visible in Internet Explorer

Everyone should be able to read this just fine, now. Some readers were having difficulty reading NEast Philly while using the Internet Explorer Web browser. Thanks to a consultation,…

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The Parent Trap: summer life

I always knew that we were getting close, when I caught my first scent of the ocean. That usually happened just as we drove onto the Great Egg Harbor Bridge, and…

World Class Greater Philadelphia

World Class Greater Philadelphia Overview Click here to download the prospectus.World Class Philadelphia is a global positioning strategy for ensuring a sustainable, prosperous, and authentic future for the region. Greater…

A Message from Transportation for America

For nearly 75% of transit systems, inadequate support means service cuts, raised fares, delayed maintenance and more cars on the road.Tell us how transit cuts have affected YOUR daily routine.…

    • South Street Bridge at night

Final South Street Bridge design selected

Aug. 18By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyIn a mildly surprising split-decision, Mayor Michael Nutter’s preferred design for the South Street Bridge – four lantern-like pillars that will visually anchor…

    • Chart that compares SEPTA's average bus speed to those of other transit systems

Helping SEPTA get around better

Graphic from DVRPC's study Speeding up SEPTA (2008) Aug. 18 By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhilly SEPTA bus riders may be seeing faster rides along city routes over the next year.The …

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