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    • TWU Local 234 striking at SEPTA's Southern District, Nov. 2, 2016
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What striking transit workers want

On Wednesday afternoon dozens of striking Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 234 members were gathered at a bus hub deep in South Philly at 20th and Johnson, SEPTA’s Southern District, picketing…

    • An American eagle caps the main entrance to the former post office building at 30th and Market Streets.
    • 5th Street / Independence Hall: Platform rendering | courtesy of SEPTA

Art Commission approves rehab of 5th Street El station, denies digital displays at SEPTA entrances

SEPTA is not only renaming the 5th Street Station on the Market-Frankford Line, it’s giving the tired station its first major overhaul since the Bicentennial. The project team presented revised conceptual…

    • Market Square | Gary Reed, EOTS Flickr Group

August 24: Bike-transit plan | Pope construction prep | Divine Lorraine's draw | Oval season over | Market Square | Road Diet explainer

The last week of August is upon us. Make it a good one. Meantime, your Monday morning reads: As Philly’s transit ridership and bicycling rates keep climbing, SEPTA is trying to…

    • Electric Morning | Steve Ives, EOTS Flickr Group

August 20: Target for 12th and Chestnut | SEPTA GM retiring | Ride like it's 1999 | Comcast passes over Philly | Barbers and voting | Ciao Chase

Welcome to Thursday, Philly. Here’s what we’re reading: Target has confirmed it will open at 12th and Chestnut in summer 2016. The new TargetExpress, the smaller downtown version of the big…

    • golden light
    • Dilworth Park fountains meant for play on hot days
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Dilworth reopens refined: solid, smooth, and splashy

I recently heard an architect describe the old Dilworth Plaza as optimistic. Vincent Kling’s design, he said, was perhaps overly charitable in its estimation of how people would use the space.…

    • The lighting inside SEPTA's MFL cars today
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What you need to know about SEPTA's overnight subway service

Even as SEPTA braces for a regional rail strike, it's also preparing to launch overnight subway service this weekend.  Since 1991 subway service has gone dark from midnight to 5am.…

    • Market Street Bridge lighting refreshed.
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Fresh glow for Schuylkill crossings

The glorious clusters of globe lights installed on the Market Street Bridge to honor the new millennium are fully illuminated once again. So too are the lights lining the arch beneath…

    • silver5s
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Shiny new Silverliner Vs spotted above Penn Park

As Christine Fisher reported last week, SEPTA's (long-awaited) order of 120 Silverliner V rail cars is complete and the final cars are making their way onto regional rail lines now. Proof…

    • SEPTA’s getting there with real-time system updates

SEPTA’s getting there with real-time system updates

I like to think that I’ve got pretty good SEPTA juju. But like every other Philly transit rider, sometimes you just get SEPTA’d. And on those days it’s nice to get…

    • Double-decker bus wouldn't fit here
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It's a wrap: Ads are a sign of the times

Pretty soon the whole city will be wrapped ads. In his inaugural speech as City Council President early this month, Darrell Clarke promised to look for new sources of revenue and…

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Bravo: Bicycle Coalition's Park(ing) Day Corrals Stay Until November, Maybe Longer

This week’s Bravo* goes to the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia for installing of two bike parking corrals for Park(ing) Day that they arranged to keep in place for weeks beyond…

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