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SEPTA declares capital funding crisis, opens dialogue with public

Tuesday, SEPTA held two public meetings to initiate its fiscal year 2014 capital budget development and to provide information on the authority’s current funding situation. Despite concerns that the system could…

    • The $100 million City Hall Station overhaul is on SEPTA's list of deferred capital projects

SEPTA to shrink without additional funding

SEPTA’s list of deferred state of good repair projects is going to become a list of closed infrastructure if transportation funding at the state level is not increased soon. The Media-Elwyn,…

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Q&A with SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestel

Thomas Nestel III remembers the days when SEPTA police didn’t have radios because they couldn’t pick up a signal underground, when officers were assigned to a single train and would ride…

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Tracking transit in 2012

SEPTA new payment technology – It’s getting here SEPTA’s smart cards – or lack thereof – have made the PlanPhilly yearend roundup in the past.  Official word is that it's getting…

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6 charged for filing false claims as part of SEPTA accident in Frankford

The Philadelphia District Attorney's office has charged six people with filing false accident claims in connection with a SEPTA crash in Frankford in November 2010. The office has charged 62-year-old Clarence…

    • Callowhill Neighborhood Association is appealing the demolition of Church of the Assumption at 12th and Spring Garden.
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Callowhill Neighbors appeal Assumption demo | New waterfront zoning in 2013 | 245 hybrid buses replacing diesel | Market West smut duo closes

Good morning, Streeters. Happy Thursday. Today’s City Council agenda [pdf] includes votes on the city’s Complete Streets legislation and residential parking minimums for developments around Temple. Here’s this morning’s buzz: The…

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SEPTA working to add 245 hybrid buses

As New Payment Technology rolls out in the upcoming year, one change you might not hear alot about is SEPTA’s replacement of 245 old, diesel buses with 245 new, hybrid buses…

    • The SEPTA Bus Stop Design Guidelines include many specific dimensions for recommended design elements. Photo courtesy of DVRPC.
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SEPTA and DVRPC release bus stop design guidelines

Just when you thought Philadelphia had a plan, study, or guideline for nearly everything – Complete streets guidelines? Got it. Bicycle and pedestrian plan? Got it. District plans? We’re getting…

    • It's Slippery Rail Season, folks.
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SEPTA's seasonal watch | Sewer tour | ExCITe Center opens | park improvement grants | Drag queens join Mummers

Good morning, Streeters.  ‘Tis the season of challenging conditions for SEPTA, explains PlanPhilly’s Christine Fisher. We’re deep into “slippery rail season” when crews have to constantly remove falling leaves from…

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SEPTA will monitor "slippery rails" through December

As rain and snow showers hit Philadelphia this week, SEPTA is only about two-thirds through its “slippery rail” fall season, but it is already gearing up for winter weather conditions.  Slippery…

    • 40th Street Trolley Portal Concept Plan | courtesy of University City District
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Revamping 40th Street Trolley Portal | Support for 50-foot stream buffers | Contested Washington Avenue | Dolphin Tavern to reopen

Good morning, Streeters. Today is the deadline to apply for the homestead exemption for next year’s property taxes. The simple application [pdf] is due by the end of business…

    • What would you do to make South Broad Street a livelier place?
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Cultural BRT route | SEPTA's energy action plan | Neighbors plan new future for Frankford Y | Activating South Broad

After a taste of Indian summer yesterday, we’re back to our regularly scheduled November weather today, Streeters. Don’t forget the umbrella as you’re out and about today. Among the competing visions…

    • Nancy Blum handed the resin flower petals to Independent Casting, Inc. partners working on the project
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Art installation adds color to new Cheltenham and Ogontz Bus Loop

Art in Transit artist Nancy Blum added a splash of color to SEPTA’s Cheltenham and Ogontz Bus Loop last week with the installation of her latest floral sculpture. Blum, the recipient…

    • PlanPhilly submitted an #iSEPTAPhilly photo of Spring Garden Station
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SEPTA launches Instagram photo contest

SEPTA wants riders to show why they ride public transit by snapping a creative Instagram photo and hash tagging #iseptaphilly. Beginning today, November 1, public transit riders who submit an Instagram…

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SEPTA back in service, defends shut down | 311 running 24/7 | polling place prep | stream buffer hearing

BOO! | Send along your Halloween photos to @planphilly or eots@planphilly.comHappy Halloween, Streeters. The clouds are lifting and blue sky is peeking through. Schools, city council, and government…

    • Gorgas Park, Roxborough on October 26 | Gary Reed, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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Testing SEPTA's New Payment Technology | Visions of North Broad | Storm affects absentee vote | $60m deal for 907 Market | Big storms, big government

We've been paying lots of attention to Sandy, but the storm isn't the only newsworhty item. Here's a lunchtime edition of The Buzz to play post-storm catch-up. SEPTA is testing out…

    • John McGee, chief officer of new payment technology, shows a model of what the vending machine touch screen may look like

SEPTA builds new payment technology test facility, prepares for contactless system

In a former storage room on the 18th floor of its Market Street building, SEPTA is setting up shop and building the Noah’s Arc of new payment technology – a test…

    • SEPTA presented three location options for the new Paoli ITC

SEPTA debuts design phase of new Paoli Intermodal Transportation Center

Eleven years after suggestions surfaced to build a new Paoli train station in Amtrak’s former Paoli rail yard, the official public debut of the design process for the Paoli Intermodal Transportation…

Philly braces for Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy will bring thousands of people an unplanned day off Monday, but it will be a wet, windy and anxious one. Philadephia Mayor Michael Nutter has urged everyone but essential…

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SEPTA turns Silverliner V car into "Speakeasy Silverliner"

The city’s newest underground lounge might just be on your regional rail train thanks to a partnership between SEPTA and The National Constitution Center, which wrapped the inside of one Silverliner…

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