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    • Pa. Capitol Building, Harrisburg. (Kevin McCorry/WHYY)

Mapping out patterns for why some PA towns give up their local police forces

An ever-increasingly large share of Pennsylvania’s transportation budget goes to state police. This year, state police will get around $773 million of the $2.8 billion motor license fund.* The state…

    • Window washers in York, PA | Lindsay Lazarski/WHYY

Keystone Crossroads: Wolf directs state planning board to consider policies to help older cities

At the Keystone Crossroads conference in May, Governor Tom Wolf called out a long list of state policies he believes put Pennsylvania's older cities at a disadvantage, along with some potential…

    • 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…

    • Point Breeze pop-up

April 25: WSJ on Philly open data | NJ gas tax debate | Point Breeze pop-up, Round II

The Christie administration and legislative Democrats still can't reach agreement on a plan to raise the state gas tax to replenish New Jersey's fast-draining transportation trust fund, says Samantha Marcus. Philadelphia…

    • Cira Green

February 8: PA lawmakers siphoning transpo funding for troopers | Brandywine's big sell-off | BID 3.0

State lawmakers keep siphoning off the new dedicated transportation revenue from Act 89 to increase funding for state troopers, reports Mary Wilson. Robert Latham with the Associated Pennsylvania Constructors tells Wilson…

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February 2: PA short $6B in transpo funding | Planning through the courts | UberPOOL

Act 89 transportation revenues are coming in $6 billion short of what the Corbett administration projected in 2013, reports Melissa Daniels, previewing PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards's testimony to the Senate Transportation…

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

SEPTA begins scheduling system improvements with next year’s capital budget

SEPTA kicked off the capital budget season Wednesday afternoon with a pair of open houses on the Fiscal Year 2017 capital budget and 12-year capital program. SEPTA’s estimated capital budget for…

    • Mayor Michael Nutter, 2011 | Neal Santos for PlanPhilly

Mayoral Mobility: How Philly got around, got along, and got by under Nutter

PlanPhilly is taking a look back at Philadelphia during the Nutter Years and down the road at what to expect from the Kenney administration. Jim Saksa offers the next installment in…

    • Whale Bus

December 7: Placemaking for office tower plazas | Federal pilot for interstate tolling | O'Malley's cities agenda

Demolition has begun on the William Penn High School building, reports Brianna Spause. "Community leaders, education activists, William Penn alumni, and some District officials fought long and hard to save the…

    • I-95, our very own waterfront highway. | photo by Bradley Maule, 2009

December 4: Federal transportation bill reax | Mapping the new land bank properties | Philly's sewer challenge

It's the last day to vote for our Jared Brey, the WHYY team, and friends of the site Sic Transit Philadelphia and Jake Blumgart in this year's Pen & Pencil Awards.…

    • Sound of Market

December 3: Congress's status quo transpo bill | Community development on N3RD Street | Sound of Market

Councilwoman Cindy Bass’ Vision Zero bill passed out of committee this week, says Randy LoBasso, tacking an additional $5 fee onto vehicle registration to pay for stepped up street safety…

    • Memorial Hall dome

November 18th: Please Touch Museum emerging from bankruptcy | Checking in on Jumpstart Germantown | Fall in Philly

Peter Crimmins reports the Please Touch Museum expects to emerge from bankruptcy proceedings in January with $10 million in its coffers. Our own Alan Jaffe recently reported that the museum's success…

    • South Street Bridge construction

Local impact of federal bill funding transportation, renewing Export-Import Bank

The House of Representatives passed a bill on Thursday providing federal transportation funds for at least three years, and reauthorizing the lapsed charter of the Export-Import Bank. Back in July, the…

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November 6: House amends transportation funding | Kenney's huge transition team | Move Seattle

The League of American Bicyclists is celebrating the defeat of some funding cuts and policy changes in the U.S. House transportation bill that would have set back bike and pedestrian infrastructure.…

    • Liacouras Walk

November 4: Election night round-up | Verdant Temple | Bainbridge Green parklet | Amazon store

As expected, Jim Kenney won the Philadelphia Mayoral race handily, and Democrats took the five At-Large City Council seats. The race for the two minority-party Council seats is still too close…

    • Rendering of Welcome Center from the lawn | Kieran Timberlake

October 27: Saucer fire-damaged | Post Bros refurbishing Garden Court Building | Cutting sidewalk construction costs

Talk about timing: Hot on the heels of Ashley Hahn's update on the new LOVE Park design, a fire broke out damaging the Welcome Center last night, reports Emily Babay. The…

    • Popen Streets

September 28: #pOpenStreets round-up | Cashless tolls | Federal transportation funding

Here’s hoping everyone got to work with minimal hassle this morning! Feel free to use this as an open thread to tell us about your experiences during the festivities this weekend.…

    • Ben Franklin Parkway

September 25: Pope weekend is nigh | 6,000 AirBnB listings up for grabs | uCity Square and tech gentrification

Michael Noda puts all the key pope-related travel advisories you need this Friday in one place. Don’t forget to bookmark Lauren Ancona’s Philly Pope Map for getting around this weekend. Anna…

    • Walking to and from the park is often difficult

September 11: Surgeon General tells cities to #StepItUp on walkable development | Philly renters looking to buy | DC's Papal problems

The Surgeon General issued a rare call to action to planning and transportation professionals and local government leaders to design neighborhoods and streets for walkability and physical activity.  House Democrats are…

    • Bikes Welcome

July 16: House passes transpo patch | Long wait for legal Uber | Mixed-use Moyamensing | UIL waits for Council | Business <3 Bike Infrastructure

The U.S. House voted 367-55 to pass an $11 billion stop-gap funding bill to avert the transportation funding cliff. House lawmakers paid for the bill by extending customs fees, and…

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