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Seniors Will Soon Ride Regional Rail Free of Charge

Starting September 1st, SEPTA is waiving the dollar fee for all senior Regional Rail riders. Announced on Thursday, the move is part of transitioning Regional […]

Business

Lyft Unveils New Subscription Plan to Help Philly Riders Lock in Fixed Rates

If you’re a creature of habit when it comes to your commute, Lyft’s new subscription plan might be the development you never knew you needed. […]

Business

Mercedes-Benz Just Rolled Out Its New Subscription Service In Philly

Mercedes-Benz is shaking things up with a new service that’ll likely entice Philadelphians who want luxury vehicles with no car ownership. The company just launched […]

Property

Six Philly-Area Rail Proposals That Never Came to Be (But Still Could)

Schuylkill Valley Metro Proposed: Early 1990s. Goal: Light metro from Center City to Reading. Proponents: Montco officials hoping to stimulate economic development. Opponents: The city […]

Business

“This Is Stupid”: What Philly Drivers and Riders Are Saying About Uber Pool Express

You’ve probably heard by now that Uber is once again trying to disrupt its own disruption. Last week, the company rolled out Uber Express Pool […]

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Gridlock: Center City’s Traffic Apocalypse

It’s a good problem to have, all the experts tell me. A symbol of our growth and vitality. A sign of just how hot our […]

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DNYED: The Vanity License Plates PennDOT Rejected

Over at PennDOT HQ in Harrisburg, it’s somebody’s job to sift through the thousands of vanity license plate applications the agency receives annually to see […]

Property

Philly Ranked Fifth Most Walkable City in U.S. This Year

A mere two-tenths of a point dropped Philadelphia from its perch as the nation’s fourth-most-walkable city in this year’s Walk Score rankings of American cities. […]

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SEPTA Opens Up on MFL Cracks

The bad news: About 60 Market-Frankford Line rapid transit cars will be out of commission for an indefinite period while SEPTA analyzes just what caused […]

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SEPTA, TWU Reach Agreement; Strike Ends

SEPTA and Transport Workers Union Local 234 have reached a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract, bringing a six-day city transit strike to an […]

Property

Neighbors Weigh In on American Street’s Future

  As Philadelphia went through its industrial revolution that made it “The Workshop of the World,” one of its greatest industrial districts was the one […]

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Conventioneers, It’s Clear: Take the Subway

Back in 1983, when I moved here, SEPTA’s official Philadelphia Street and Transit Map (still the best paper map of the city around, if you can […]

Expect crowded conditions on the Broad Street Line around this time every day during the convention. | Photo: Ben Schumin
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SEPTA: Expect Crowds on the Broad Street Line All Week

SEPTA is also part of the city’s mobilization effort to get the delegates and hangers-on for the 2016 Democratic National Convention where they’re going. The […]

SEPTA Interim Weekday Schedule
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SEPTA Adds 10 More Cars to Roster, Reshuffles Service Starting Monday

SEPTA announced this afternoon (July 15th) that it has secured 10 more rail cars from Maryland, and as a result, the interim weekday schedule in […]

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Here’s Why SEPTA’s Regional Rail Trains Are Moving Reeeeally Slowly

Several SEPTA Regional Rail riders this morning noticed that an extra dose of aggravation had been added to their commutes: After having to show up early […]