A Little Chilly?
Anna Verna Won’t Seek Re-Election. The most-senior city employee stands to collect about $585,000 in DROP payment. Ugh. [MyFoxPhilly.com]
Airport Plan Uproots Tinicum Township Residents. Seventy-two homes are set to be demolished to make space for a $5.2 billion airport expansion. The real kicker here? Millions of taxpayer dollars just went into these homes to reduce the noise from flyovers. So much for long-term planning. [Daily News]
Septa Needs $250 Billion. This week, the Septa board will vote on whether to take out a loan to pay for 120 fancy new Silverliner trains, which were ordered in 2007 for the Regional Rail lines. [CBS3]
Speaking of Septa … Listen closely. The sort-of-creepy voice of the Broad Street Line has changed to be slightly less creepy. [Citypaper]
Bikes Create Jobs. The City Fix reports that creating a bicycle infrastructure in Philadelphia would create more jobs than road maintenance projects. But will it stop assholes from riding on the sidewalk? That’s what the Scoop wants to know. [Philebrity]
For the Love of God, It’s Freezing Out There. The coldest it’s been in two years. [6ABC]