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    • Rob McCord

January 29: McCord resigns | What the tech community wants in #PHL2015 | High cost of free parking

Lots of political news this morning. PA Treasurer Rob McCord is resigning as of February 12th. Read the resignation letter he submitted to Tom Wolf. There's a key early labor endorsement…

    • 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,…

    • Bike Coalition and PWD look to technology to support their sustainability goals
Eyes on the Street

Philly's green leaders talk tech innovation

What do the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Water Department have in common? They are both using technology to advance their "green" goals.  Monday, the Bike Coalition's Nicholas…

    • communitycamzoom
Eyes on the Street

CommunityCam maps Philadelphia's surveillance cameras

Here at PlanPhilly’s Eyes on the Street, we know we’re not the only eyes on the street, but now a new website is helping Philadelphians find out exactly where other eyes…

    • SEPTA hybrid bus

SEPTA working to add 245 hybrid buses

As New Payment Technology rolls out in the upcoming year, one change you might not hear alot about is SEPTA’s replacement of 245 old, diesel buses with 245 new, hybrid buses…

    • Autumn street| Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

Point Breeze eminent domain moves ahead | more variances for retail? | Police still use typewriters | Germantown trash woes | Native American Museum decays | record Restaurant Week

Autumn street| Eyes on the Street Flickr GroupGood morning, Streeters. It’s GIS Day and we’ll be hanging out with mapmakers at the Free Library and at PennDesign to mark the…

    • Historical Commission approves Lit Brothers sign

Historical Commission approves Lit Brothers sign

The Philadelphia Historical Commission granted final approval Friday for the installation of a new sign atop the Lit Brothers building on the 700 block of Market Street, portions of which will…

    • John McGee, chief officer of new payment technology, shows a model of what the vending machine touch screen may look like

SEPTA builds new payment technology test facility, prepares for contactless system

In a former storage room on the 18th floor of its Market Street building, SEPTA is setting up shop and building the Noah’s Arc of new payment technology – a test…

    • Satellite image of Sandy - click to see updated animated gif | Penn State Department of Meteorology
Eyes on the Street

Visualizing Sandy: Satellite images, flooding, crisis response, and wind

I've been staring at Sandy-related maps all morning. They're not only an amazing way to kill time while we wait this thing out, but they're an incredible resource for understanding the…

Philadelphia Social Innovations Lab will be launched in January of 2013

The Philadelphia Social Innovations Lab (PSIL), committed to promoting and nurturing innovation for social impact, will be launched in January of 2013 as an offshoot of the successful three-year-old Philadelphia Social…

    • Shin on Me | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Luminous, lively Philly | Bart's 'lavish' casino party | talking Textizen | Queen Lane limbo | Julian Abele Park update | accepting North Philly change

Shin on Me | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupHappy Monday, streeters. Today promises to be as lovely as the weekend was, so let's start off today's Buzz on…

    • Tower Investments has posted the Ortlieb buildings with notices of demolition. We wish they would reconsider.
    • The TIP includes a map of Philadelphia projects that will seek federal and state funding

DVRPC approves $3.8 billion in highway and transit improvements for Southeastern Pennsylvania

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission approved more than $3.8 billion in highway and transit improvements for southeastern Pennsylvania when it adopted the DVRPC FY2013 Transportation Improvement Program for Pennsylvania early…

    • Silverliner V
Eyes on the Street

CityHall App in action | N. Philly contractors flout code | Silverliner V satisfaction | foreclosure auction | Penn and Drexel to share surveillance

Councilman Bobby Henon’s CityHall App is helping to stop bad neighbor behavior through shame. Henon’s CityHall App was released in spring, and now neighborhoods are using it to send eyewitness reports…

    • The paint
Eyes on the Street

Nutter launches New Urban Mechanics Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s city services are about to be tweaked by a new nimble outfit: New Urban Mechanics Philadelphia. On Monday Mayor Nutter announced the city's New Urban Mechanics initiative in his keynote…

    • The Pennypack Creek Bridge is more than 300 years old. | courtesy of Fred Moore
Eyes on the Street

Textizen results | Pennypack Creek Bridge honors | UC KIZ starts Emerging Technology Collaborative | skate ban expansion | Roxborough demo update

Textizen worked best with transit riders, reports NewsWorks. As part of two district planning projects, the City Planning Commission solicited public input via text using Code for America's Textizen tool.…

    • Rendering of 205 Race Street.
Eyes on the Street

Planning Commission OKs 205 Race St, Pier 34-35 plan, changes to Marina View | 40th and Pine update | Made in America cost | 3-1-1 app gossip

Planning Commissioners heard and approved three major development proposals on or near the Central Delaware Waterfront. Despite a mixed response from Old City community members, Commissioners supported several zoning variance requests…

Eyes on the Street

Planning Commission gets new website

Earlier this month we mentioned that the Planning Commission has started blogging. Now comes even better news: PCPC launched its new website this week. Praise be! The dated and…

    • The President's House memorial is still compromised by faulty equipment.
Eyes on the Street

Problems at President's House memorial | trash talk | Bainbridge water main update | Kerkstra's geek cred

The President’s House remains afflicted by lingering conservation and interpretation problems, reports the Inquirer. The faulty video displays (and their replacements) and unstable conditions for archaeological remains leave the…

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