A stretch of industrial waste and suburban blight navigated by passengers on SEPTA, NJ Transit or Amtrak’s Philly-to-NYC rail corridor is getting a makeover, thanks to a new initiative from Mural Arts. The project, titled “psychylustro,” will feature murals from artist Katharina Grosse in seven locations along the passage, decorating warehouse walls, small buildings, and green spaces. Grosse’s art is intended for viewing from a train, so movement and time play heavily into the work. Grosse and her team of Berlin-based artists begin the installation process on April 29th, promising bold colors and design in lieu of the usual gray-on-gray palette.
Joe Biden is visiting Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station today, and Delaware’s favorite son showed up to sit in Amtrak’s new locomotive.
Veep Joe Biden sits in the front of Amtrak's new locomotive at 30th Street Station in Philly. Story upcoming. pic.twitter.com/Vb9xviCleH
— Kathy Matheson (@kmatheson) February 6, 2014
From NBC 10:
All westbound and southbound Amtrak trains are being held at New York’s Penn Station due to electrical problems.
Officials say the problem is due to electrical system issues in the Trenton, N.J. area.
No word on whether these ‘electrical system issues’ are weather-related, but if you’re looking to be even more freaked out about POLAR VORTEX than you already are, go right ahead and make that assumption. Meanwhile, check out these 10 Awesome Selfies That Will Make You LOL, courtesy of Amtrak.
— Amtrak (@Amtrak) January 7, 2014
Bob Machler, co-founder and former VP of the Delaware Valley Association of Rail Passengers (DVARP), died Thursday after a stroke. DVARP is a nonprofit that tenaciously safeguards the interests of those who travel by rail, and acts as a thorn in the side of lawmakers to advocate for improved and expanded service on SEPTA, NJ Transit, PATCO and Amtrak.