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    • Residents offered input at a meeting.

Transforming Washington Ave. from a divider to a connector

Navigating parts of Washington Avenue can feel so daunting and dangerous, a pedestrian might envy the street’s namesake, who only had to cross a frozen river on his way to Trenton.…

    • Allan Domb | Emma Lee/WHYY

Councilman Domb’s modest proposal: ban on-street parking in Center City

At a City Council hearing on SEPTA’s budget, Councilman Allan Domb floated a bold proposal that will make him a hero to some and a villain to others in the ongoing…

    •  Ofo is bringing its dockless bike share technology to Camden. (Photo credit: Ofo)

Will a bike share system that relies on smartphones work for Camden?

On May 1st — or May Day, the date chosen by Communists as their own over a century ago — Camden will begin piloting a sharing program for a vehicle that…

    • 30th Street Station is Amtrak's third busiest station

Drexel's Fry: Fix Northeast Corridor Transit or say goodbye to jobs

Drexel University’s founder and namesake, Anthony J. Drexel, made his fortune financing the construction of America’s railroads. Without them, the school probably wouldn’t exist. Drexel’s still betting big on the railroad,…

    • Model train displays on display at SEPTA's gift shop. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Why 35 grown men traveled hundreds of miles to ride a SEPTA trolley

Philadelphia has dozens of different government agencies. There’s the Police Department, Parks and Rec, Fire Department, Water Department, the School District and more. But only one — SEPTA — has its…

    • FedEx workers sort boxes for delivery on a busy street.

Your online shopping habit clogs Philly's streets. City Hall wants to fix that.

You see it all the time in Philly: An Uber stopping in the bike lane, a FedEx truck parking on the curb, or a beer delivery truck blocking an intersection. And…

    • A regional rail train departs 30th Street Station as the snow intensifies. (Emma/Lee/WHYY)

SEPTA preps for a long night of snow removal

In Philadelphia this year, March is going out like a lamb — covered in the white fluffy stuff. Just a few days before Easter, yet another snowy nor’easter is buffeting the…

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Going to pot: Philly potholes up 20% in 2018

Most people hate potholes. Then again, most people don’t run a tire shop. “Oh god, the volume has just doubled,” said Tom Tafe at Pinnacle Auto Repair and Tires in Bella…

    • streets department photo otis

To reduce traffic deaths, city to create new bike lane crew

For years now, cyclists and traffic safety advocates have pushed for funds to reduce traffic deaths in Philadelphia from nearly one hundred a year to zero. The campaign’s brand is Vision…

    • MLK Drive trail | Bob Bruhin, EOTS Flickr Group

MLK Drive Trail wins $500,000 grant for restoration

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) approved a $500,000 grant to restore nearly four miles of trail running along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive at its monthly board meeting Thursday.…

    • Rainbow Crosswalk

February 10: Why housing vouchers are concentrated | NYC's more neighborly neighbor | Meet the King of Prussia rail opponents

Jake Blumgart has a new longform piece at the American Prospect investigating why housing vouchers are so concentrated in some places within the Philadelphia region, and nearly absent from others. "The…

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September 10: Flat Papal AirBnB demand | Carl the Builder | Against entertainment districts

House transportation chair Bill Shuster thinks we're getting another short-term transportation funding extension, instead of a new bill. Ashley Hahn makes the case for more urgency on restriping Washington Avenue,…

    • Washington Ave, Photo courtesy of Neal Santos

September 8: 22,888 hit-and-runs since 2014 | SEPTA doubling number of stations open for Pope

There were 22,888 hit-and-runs in Philadelphia since January 2014, according to an NBC investigation by Mitch Blacher. This has police and some City Council members looking at heightened enforcement and…

    • The Streets Department plans to replace the bridge beginning late next year

P3 project to replace 558 PennDOT bridges starting this summer

PennDOT has finalized the contract terms for its $899 million Rapid Bridge Replacement project with Plenary Walsh Keystone Partnership. With the legal details set and contracts signed, construction to replace 558…

    • After 40th Street Bridge construction ends, work on the 41st Street Bridge will begin in late 2013

Year-end update on Streets Dept. capital projects

Broad Street – Avenue of the Arts North:  This $8.7 million project to install around 50 light towers on Broad Street’s median from Spring Garden to Temple’s campus is moving…

    • Penns Landing Park by day,  © Hargreaves Associates & redsquare

DVRPC authorizes study for capping I-95, gets funding for bike trails from William Penn

A number of transportation projects, including the dream of capping part of I-95 to improve access to Penn’s Landing and the expansion of the Frankford Creek Greenway Section, took another step…

    • Rowhouses in Point Breeze
Eyes on the Street

Design Advocacy Group gets funding to focus on rowhouse preservation

For years Philadelphia has tried to build its way out of our affordable housing problem through new construction. But a smarter solution may be right under our noses: Rowhouse preservation. The…

    • Looking south from 56th Street, Bartram's Mile offers sweeping views
Eyes on the Street

$1.7 million for Bartram's Mile as swing bridge study continues

Now that the Schuylkill Banks boardwalk is open, it’s time to look downriver to the next stretch of Schuylkill River Trail to be built: Bartram’s Mile and the bridge that will…

    • CBO - Federal Transportation Funding Cliff

Act 89 limits Pennsylvania's exposure to the transportation funding cliff - for now

The federal government is about to start cutting transportation funding for state and local governments unless Congress acts soon to fund the Highway Trust Fund - the main source of federal…

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