You are viewing 90 articles with the tag Transportation by the author Jon Geeting

    • Franklin Institute

August 9: Modular mid-rise on Washington | Franklin Institute digital signage | Party transportation platforms

The sidelined Silverliner V trains are costing SEPTA more than $1 million per month, Tom MacDonald reports, although the cars are still under warranty.  A 5-story, 48-unit modular apartment building…

    • The Collins

August 3: Philly job growth picking up | Uber and union organizing | Halal cart boom

Steady job growth is driving the demand for apartment construction in Philadelphia, according to data from real estate services firm Marcus & Millichap. Alan Heavens writes that "the increase in jobs…

    • Demographics by Commute Types

Infographics: Who bikes, drives, walks, or rides transit to work in Philly?

Attitudes about transit riders, cyclists, and motorists are heavily tangled up in identity politics. In the absence of good information, stereotypes tend to color people's impressions about how different types of…

    • Panelists discussed extending the Broad Street Line past the AT&T station

October 5: Three cheers for the Broad Street Line | PA Turnpike at 75 | Chaka Fattah backs Open Streets

Sandy Smith says the Broad Street Line was the star of the Papal Visit, easily swallowing larger crowds than it had ever handled prior to the Pope visit. Check out…

    • Andrew Stober

Andrew Stober: Full Q&A

Back in June we reported that Andrew Stober, former chief of staff at the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities, would be making an independent run for an At-Large City Council…

    • 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. …

    • Zipcars Live Here

Zipcar will debut one-way trip service in Philly after successful trial-run in Boston

Ever wish car share worked more like bike share, where you can take out a vehicle in one place and drop it off in another, without having to worry about returning…

    • The view from Bok

September 9: Neighbors want quicker Washington Ave striping | Comparing PA's big city land banks | Ride-hailing and public transit

Anna Orso talked to some South Philly neighbors who were surprised to learn there's some Internet controversy over the temporary bar on the roof of Bok Technical High School. Alison Burdo…

    • Indego bike station usage patterns

Here are the daily usage patterns for every Indego bike share station

Since Indego first rolled out last spring, we've been intensely interested in the questions around how Philadelphians are using the new bike share service: how fast it's growing compared to our…

    • Pope Francis

Ex-WMOF event consultant makes the case for chilling out about the Papal visit

With so much incomplete information out there about the Papal visit security plans, lots of people and groups have been hitting the panic button. Today, the Fraternal Order of Police went…

    • Pope bike map

August 13: Stober's petitions challenged | Pope bike map | No charges yet in tour bus hit-and-run case

Like clockwork, Andrew Stober's ballot petitions were challenged by Republican ward leaders seeking to kick him off the ballot. Stober is running as an Independent for City Council, hoping to claim…

    • Starr catering

August 10: Security experts pan Papal strategy | Bringing Old Baldy to the Parkway | Higher speed Keystone Corridor

Paul Nussbaum talked to some security and counterterrorism experts who think the Papal security plans are "unnecessarily burdensome and might not be effective." How people in the suburbs will…

    • Spoke Mag 3

August 6: Inky on Councilmanic Prerogative report | Vanishing Penn Ave bike lanes | #Popenstreets

The Inquirer reads the Councilmanic Prerogative report we worked on with Pew and calls for less Council influence over land use.  Kidical Mass is taking advantage of car-lite Center City during…

    • Christoph Mertz drives around Pittsburgh with a smart camera on his windshield.

August 5: Former SBN chief wins special election | Five tips for Open Streets | Reflective bike clothing bill

A 20-story modular high-rise could be back in play at South Broad Street and Fitzwater. James Jennings says it would be the tallest modular project in the country. Philly has some…

    • e passyunk gateway

July 29: East Passyunk gateway update | Big win for Schuylkill River Trail | Lane width and safety

In line with what Jim Saksa reported last month, Patrick Kerkstra says sources in the Nutter administration would like to be more forthcoming with the public about the Papal visit security…

    • Hale Building

July 23: Our stubborn tax delinquency problem | History of the Hale Building | Lehigh Ave protected bike lane

Tax delinquency is still on the rise, reports Patrick Kerkstra. Head over to Citified for a rundown of the depressing numbers.  For Throwback Thursday, it's always a good time to…

    • 22nd and Market

July 21: SEPTA Pope pass sales still suspended | Big Stenton Park improvements | Andrew Stober: Transit blogger

Here is Andrew Stober's blog from his Eisenhower Fellowship, with his observations on transit and transportation issues abroad. Stober was formerly the chief of staff at MOTU, and is currently running as…

    • Deliveries

The top congestion-fighting ideas from the Downtown Delivery Symposium

As Ben Plowden wrote recently at Next City, the public streets create a "wicked problem" for planners--a term used by social scientists to describe multi-stakeholder negotiations with competing priorities and…

    • Boardwalk on the Schuylkill

July 17: Senate saves TIGER | Pension funds for infrastructure | Eminent domain down the shore

Smart Growth America is asking the FHWA to adopt complete streets as the standard for National Highway System streets running through walkable urban areas. Advocates succeeded in saving the popular TIGER…

    • Work zone

July 15: PA lawmakers debate work-zone cameras | Senate committee goes after TIGER | City-owned blight in Parkside

“What the Secret Service want to do is kill the city for at least two days, preserve it in amber while the Pope visits, and then return it to working…

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