Transportation

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City Life

Riders Union to SEPTA: Do More to Ease Crowding and Hellish Commutes on Lifeline Service

Saying that serving the places where essential workers live is as important as serving the essential places where people shop and work, the Philly Transit […]

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City Life

What’s Your Excuse for Not Using Your Turn Signals?

I was born in the era when federal law first decreed that cars had to be equipped with turn signals (1956, Mr. Nosy Ned), so […]

City Life

Six Years Ago, SEPTA Said We’d Get More-Frequent Regional Rail Service. What Happened?

Back in 2014, when SEPTA’s then-general manager, Jeff Knueppel, dedicated the new Dilworth Park entrance to the City Hall/15th Street subway station, he made a […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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. […]

City Life

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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City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]