You are viewing 86 articles with the tag SEPTA by the author Jon Geeting

    • One of the new Amtrak Cities Sprinter ACS-64 locomotives, Photo courtesy of Amtrak

July 29: Rethinking Philly's intercity bus hubs | Homeownership at a low | Philly's affordability in context

Amtrak passengers scored a win at the federal Surface Transportation Board yesterday when the Board moved to withdraw a proposal supported by freight rail companies challenging the priority status of passenger…

    • SEPTA and DVARP are working to crowd source Silverliner V rider feedback

July 20: Estimating SEPTA's ridership loss | Complete Streets Commissioner interviews begin | Turnpike toll increase

SEPTA will replace, not repair, the broken equalizer beams on the Silverliner V cars, CBS reports. “There are too many cracks and you really cannot be sure about how long…

    • Proterra bus

July 19: Walter Smith school deal | Bertoia sculpture moving to Woodmere | Free electric bus ride

Harry Bertoia’s sculpture “Free Interpretation of Plant Forms,” will move to the Woodmere Art Museum in Chestnut Hill, Jon Hurdle reports. The sculpture was once on display at the Civic Center, and…

    • The Ben Franklin Bridge was built with room to accomodate bicycles and pedestrians, Photo by Neal Santos

July 14: Ride-hailing temporarily legal in Philly | Where people move after Philly | New Ben Franklin Bridge ramp

A bill legalizing ride-hailing in Philadelphia until at least September 30 passed as part of the Fiscal Code yesterday, reports Colt Shaw. Companies like Uber X and Lyft will pay a…

    • Camac Street's oak block pavers were getting chewed up. (October 9, 2012)

July 7: Senate rejects 'sanctuary cities' bill | Uber truce | Maintaining Camac |

The U.S. Senate again rejected Senator Pat Toomey's bill blocking federal Community Development Block Grants from sanctuary cities like Philadelphia, the Associated Press reports.  The Philadelphia Parking Authority is temporarily allowing…

    • Pat Toomey

July 6: Sanctuary cities take center stage in PA Senate race | Uber luring regional rail users | Commuting hacks

The U.S. Senate is set to vote today on PA Senator Pat Toomey's bill withholding Community Block Grant Funding from so-called 'sanctuary cities' like Philadelphia that decline to prosecute people solely…

    • Silverliner V | John Corbett, Creative Commons

July 5: Silverliner V reactions | Bike commuting from the burbs | Universal housing vouchers

Reactions to SEPTA's Silverliner V woes continue to roll in this morning. Emily Babay and Mari Schaefer hit the regional rail stations this morning to talk with frustrated commuters, some of…

    • Rent Near SEPTA

July 1: Toomey 'sanctuary cities' bill | Rent near SEPTA | Uber bill punted

Senator Pat Toomey's bill that would cut off Community Development Block Grant funding from so-called "sanctuary cities" like Philadelphia--those who decline to prosecute people solely for being undocumented immigrants--is getting a…

    • 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…

    • This summer SEPTA will renew and repave portions of the Route 10 trolley tracks

June 22: PA House loosens PPA residency requirement | Trolley Tunnel Blitz | Bus map reform

Someone on the Philadelphia Parking Authority board doesn't want to live in Philadelphia anymore, reports Cassie Owens, and they persuaded Rep. Scott Petri in Harrisburg to introduce a bill exempting…

    • Temple library

April 20: Domb defends 20-year abatement | Check your neighborhood's transit quality | Book Bot

The Center for Neighborhood Technology released a new tool called AllTransit for assessing the quality of transit in your city and neighborhood, reports Angie Schmitt. "The tool combines route and schedule information from…

    • Center City transit concourse

April 18: SEPTA begins City Hall Concourse renovations | Ardmore TOD battle | Chicago rezoning

"Health has a lot less to do with your genetic code and a lot more to do with your zip code," says Dan Taylor, a North Philly pediatrician. Alfred Lubrano…

    • Lincoln Square

April 15: Janette Sadik-Khan at WHYY | Lincoln Square's pedestrian street | The buildings we deserve

PlanPhilly is excited to announce that Janette Sadik-Khan, the former NYC DOT commissioner who revolutionized New York street planning, is coming to WHYY on May 4th for a reception and…

    • Portland goats

March 17: Please Touch Museum exits bankruptcy | Ralph Brooks Park attracts development | Goats and vacant land care

The Please Touch Museum emerged from bankruptcy court Wednesday, and will remain at Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park, Peter Crimmins reports. "In court, bondholders agreed to a reduction in the museum's…

    • Indego station

March 4: Visit Philly gives hotel guests free Indego | Inclusion at Schuylkill Yards | Reviewing SEPTA's King of Prussia route

Inga Saffron talks to redevelopment experts who worry the Philadelphia Housing Authority is in over its head in Sharswood. "Is PHA the right agency to resuscitate the struggling neighborhood? Some…

    • The Res

February 29: SEPTA releases King of Prussia rail route | Streets Dept at The Res | Design Advocacy Group survey

SEPTA released their preferred route for the King of Prussia rail extension, reports Jason Laughlin and Laura McCrystal. "Both opponents and supporters of the project said Friday that the chosen plan…

    • Sim City

February 26: Kenney and Clarke split on tax reform | PennDesign's new dean | The ideology of city-building games

Is the beautiful relationship between Jim Kenney and Darrell Clarke already showing signs of fraying? Holly Otterbein says the Mayor and the Council President are already staking out opposing positions on…

    • Roll-off trash container art
    • Broad and Washington snow pile

January 28: PPA and taxi companies colluding to fight Uber | Mount Washington | Free transfers

William Bender at the Daily News obtained emails between the Philadelphia Parking Authority and taxi medallion owners showing substantial collusion between the industry and regulators in fighting the spread of ride-hailing…

    • Goldtex

January 27: Philly rental vacancies at 2.8% | Creative engagement in Germantown | New Councilmembers taking city cars

Alan Heavens reports city apartment vacancy rates fell from 5.7 percent in December 2014 to 2.8 percent in December 2015, despite all the new apartment construction, according to data from…

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