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    • A cyclist and drivers cross the Chestnut Street Bridge. PennDOT plans to move the bike lane to the left side during reconstruction.

Major rehab of Chestnut Street Bridge will close it for a year starting summer 2019, PennDOT says

Construction over the Schuylkill River is never an easy process for Philadelphia. And now, the bridges in Center City that have gone without repair for decades are finally getting a long…

    • I-95 construction, 2016 | Michael Klusek, EOTS Flickr Group

PennDOT Secretary hopes to connect the planning dots with new initiative

PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards is a planner, in the professional sense of the word. That slightly unusual fact—most of her predecessors had traffic engineering backgrounds—helps explain her excitement for the…

    • Kite and Key / Emma Lee

Proposal to transform base of Ben Franklin Bridge trips at the start

A few years ago, planners from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) approached the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) with an idea: Monument Plaza, the barren concrete pedestal for Isamu Noguchi’s sometimes…

    • Indego bike share

PennDOT gives 13 bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure projects in Greater Philadelphia $9.3M

PennDOT announced the award of $33 million in federal grants to fund 51 transportation projects primarily aimed at initiatives improving pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure. Southeastern Pennsylvania won 13 of those federal…

    • Some day these stairs from the South Street Bridge will connect to a new trail segment extending southward to Christian Street.

Schuylkill River Trail extension to Christian Street fully funded, as Philadelphia wins $4.6 million in state transportation grants

PennDOT announced the award of its Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF) grants late last week, and Philadelphia will get four totaling $4.6 million. The MTF was created in 2013 by Act 89,…

    • Uber's self-driving cars are being tested in Pittsburgh, August 2016  (AP Photo/Jared Wickerham)

As PennDOT prepares for driverless vehicles, other state agencies stall

On Wednesday, Uber began publicly testing its autonomous vehicle technology, offering free rides to passengers in Pittsburgh who let a computer take the wheel. It’s a major achievement for Uber, which…

    • Digital sign on top of Lit Brothers building | Michael Klusek, EOTS Flickr group

Philadelphia loses last bit of control over city’s billboards [updated]

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) revoked Philadelphia’s last bit of control over billboards in the city, transferring jurisdiction for outdoor advertising in the Market Street East Advertising District (MSEAD) to PennDOT.…

    • Crash on Henry Avenue at West Queen Lane (file) | NewsWorks

East Falls asks PennDOT for 'radical' changes to make Henry Avenue safer

In East Falls, a long controversy around a very short stretch of road is reaching its crescendo.   Back in 2012, PennDOT released an initial report for improving safety along the…

    • Frank Rizzo statue

August 10: Philly home prices reach all-time high | Rizzo statue | Delivery robots

Kevin Gillen's quarterly report on the Philadelphia housing market shows home prices and sales volumes have hit another all-time high, reports Melissa Romero. Housing prices increased 6.2% overall in the…

    • 5th Street Tunnel

June 30: State troopers and the transpo budget | Convention Center homeless refuge | SEPTA Key cards sold out

PennDOT and state lawmakers want to discuss moving the state troopers off of PennDOT's budget after this fiscal year, Jan Murphy reports. The state police budget has been growing at around…

    • PGW replacing pipelines

May 24: Gas utility legislation tied up in Harrisburg | Drueding Brothers renovation | Chickens victorious

Legislation to renew Pennsylvania's One Call System of gas utility regulations, which expires at the end of the year, is tied up in a political morass in Harrisburg, Andrew Maykuth reports.…

    • Point Breeze and Lacona

May 16: Roy Gothie's change agenda for PennDOT | No end for Councilmanic prerogative | BNY Mellon roof deck

Bike/Pedestrian Coordinator Roy Gothie is working for policy change and culture change at PennDOT, reports Ryan Deto at Pittsburgh City Paper. Gothie says bike and pedestrian infrastructure is too often an afterthought…

    • Map of Roosevelt Boulevard and surrounding area

Mayor Kenney kicks off latest round of Roosevelt Boulevard planning. Will it be the last?

Jim Kenney invited the press to the Mayor’s Reception Room Wednesday afternoon to announce the launch of a 3 year, $5 million “Route for Change” study to make Roosevelt Boulevard a…

    • University City District's popular Porch would see continued improvements under the 30th Street Station District Plan

30th Street Station District Plan unveiled to excitement and ambivalence

On Wednesday night the freshly unveiled draft of the 30th Street Station District was put before the the public, once again seeking input. The North Concourse buzzed with excitement as Karl…

    • Plaza Allegheny

March 1: PennDOT wants troopers out the transpo budget | Auto-centric shopping center in Fairhill | Pedestrian scramble

PennDOT doesn't want the transportation budget to fund the state troopers anymore, reports Ed Blazina. Funding increases for the troopers have been absorbing more and more of the funding increases…

    • PA Registration Sticker

February 11: Pop-up beer gardens coming to city parks | PennDOT phasing out stickers | Tacony-Disston National Register District

The Department of Parks and Recreation and Fairmount Park Conservancy are working on a Mobile Food and Beverage Garden Program that would bring true pop-up beer gardens (as in, open for…

    • Diagram of Winter Street Realignment

Franklin Institute getting new bus loading zone, plaza in Winter Street realignment

The mention of winter usually conjures up images, cold and colorless, of a city depressed: gray, bare trees, lumps of dirty snow, drab coats trudging by with downcast eyes on the…

    • PennDOT plowing Interstate 81, 2010 | (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

What's been plowed? Now you can know

With winter storm Jonas threatening to dump more than a foot of snow on the region, drivers who can’t heed “just stay home” advice from public officials will want to know:…

    • Billboards

Philadelphia loses jurisdiction over highway billboards

Billboards along Philadelphia’s highways are now under state control. Earlier this month, the Federal Highway Administration approved PennDOT’s transition plan to take over billboard regulation along Philadelphia’s state and federal roads.…

    • Fairmount Indego station

December 8: Philly's affordability in context | The real estate value of bike share | Art gallery closings

Via City Observatory, a new tool for comparing housing costs shows about 50% of Philadelphians live in zipcodes where the median rent is $1,000 a month or less, compared to…

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