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    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • SEPTA reminds you to vote (and who for) | @planphilly on Instagram

November 3: Election Day | Missed deadline for S.S. United States | Transportation Alternatives in the crosshairs

Happy voting! If you need help locating your polling place, or you want to know who'll be on the ballot in your area, the City Commissioners' Philadelphia Votes website has an…

    • Willow Steam Plant

October 30: PICA criticizes tax appeal bottleneck | LOVE Park's missing road diet | Taxi revenues down

Solomon Leach flags a letter from the Intergovernment Cooperation Authority, the city's fiscal watchdog, to the Board of Revision of Taxes calling them out on their large and stubborn backlog of…

    • Baltimore Crossing at 48th Street and Baltimore Ave

October 2: Bass proposes revenues for traffic calming | CyclePhilly app wins national award | Spurning mid-rise for mansions

Councilwoman Cindy Bass introduced a bill establishing a new $5 vehicle registration fee that Act 89 gives counties the option to levy, reports Greta Iverson. The proceeds, which are required to…

    • Park(ing) Day returns this Friday, September 21. 

September 17: DRWC finalizing land deal for South Philly trail | DRPA frees up Papal parking | BIA bill in Council

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is close to finalizing the land acquisitions that will allow them to build a 0.7-mile waterfront bike and walking trail in South Philly, reports Jacob Adelman. …

    • Sharrows , like this one on Spruce Street, are meant to direct bicycle traffic and instruct drivers and cyclists to share the road.

September 15: Charter school real estate bonanza | Columbus Square redesign funded | Useless sharrows

The National Trust for Historic Preservation put out an RFP for Upsala in Mt. Airy. The building played a role in the Battle of Germantown, and is considered one of…

    • Honest Tom's

August 31: Blackwell pulls food truck bill | PA's broken assessment system | PopeRide gains steam

PA, NJ, and DE are the only three states that don't require property reassessments on a regular timetable. Emily Previti at Keystone Crossroads says the average time period between county-initiated…

    • 12th and E. Passyunk sneckdown

April 22: Indego launches tomorrow | Suing the state for pothole damage | Sneckdown success

As Indego gets set to launch tomorrow, a reminder that many other cities are having a hard time reaching lower-income people with bike share. Philly has an explicit goal of charting…

    • Sherrie Cohen

March 30: Cohen gets Dems' nod | Shared vehicles and parking | DN slams UEDs

Sherrie Cohen is getting the backing of the city Democratic Party for Jim Kenney's vacated At-Large Council seat. PennDOT is temporarily removing the bike lanes from the Ben Franklin parkway. GroJLart…

    • Bill Green

March 12: Green switches registration | WolfDOT and traffic calming | Fare evader crackdown

The Philly politics Internet is ablaze with Ex-Councilman, Ex-SRC chair Bill Green's decision to change his registration from Democrat to unaffiliated in advance of the Democratic primary. The context is that…

    • Leslie Richards

Interview: Acting PennDOT Sec. Leslie Richards on bringing a planner's perspective to PennDOT

Jon Geeting and Jim Saksa recently sat down for a phone call with acting Secretary of Transportation Leslie Richards and PennDOT spokesman Richard Kirkpatrick. Richards spoke about bringing a planner’s perspective…

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December 15: Diaz in | Logan Square holes | Wage tax history | #ChangingCities

Nelson Diaz, a former city solicitor under Mayor John Street, says he'll definitely get in the Mayoral race this January. PennDOT will replace seven aging bridges over 676/Vine St starting in…

    • Economic development, Mummers style

December 10: Evans not running | Street drinking and economic development | Post-PNB skyline

#PHL2015 round-up: Dwight Evans won't run for Mayor, Tom Wyatt will run for an at-large City Council seat, and Mayoral candidate Ken Trujillo is skipping the second day of PA Society…

    • Paris traffic circle

October 27: SEPTA strike vote | Uber X launches | Traffic circles and Streets Dept traffic calming

TWU Local 234 voted to authorize their leaders to call a strike Sunday, but no work stoppages have been called. Michael Noda games out what might happen next. Ride-sharing firm Uber…

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