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City Life

South Philly’s Eyesore Viaduct: Whatever Happened to the 25th Street Bridge Improvement Project?

Raise your hand if you remember when, in 2015, City Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson stood with officials from the railroad company CSX, shovel in hand, and […]

Business

Comcast’s New machineQ Tech Could Revolutionize Philly’s Smart City Effort

Since receiving a Readiness Challenge grant from the Smart Cities Council in February, Philadelphia has been abuzz with ideas on how to improve the city […]

Business

Philadelphia International Airport Plans for New $200M Air Traffic Control Tower

Philadelphia International Airport announced this week that plans are in the works for the construction of a brand new air traffic control tower. According to […]

City Life

Why Sixers Owner Joshua Harris Met With President Trump

Philadelphia 76ers owner Joshua Harris was one of several business leaders who met with President Donald Trump yesterday to discuss the president’s infrastructure plans. 

I-95 Traffic
City Life

Report: 20 Percent of Pa. Bridges Are Structurally Deficient

About 20 percent of bridges in Pennsylvania are structurally deficient, according to a new report from The American Road & Transportation Builders Association. 

City Life

Falls Bridge Will Close For Emergency Repairs in February

Motorists who use the Falls Bridge will need to scope out detour routes for the month of February, when the bridge will be closed for […]

Business

More Windfarms Approved for Atlantic City, Could Power 1.2 Million Homes

The windmill farm that greets you on the drive from Philadelphia to Atlantic City represents so much. It not only means clean, renewable energy, but […]

Citified

You’re Not Imagining It: Water Main Breaks Are On the Rise in Philly

There was another absolutely insane water main break in Philadelphia over the weekend. Ten million gallons of water poured onto the streets when an 1880s-era water transmission line […]

2009 water main break
City Life

Philadelphia: We’re Not Alone in Water Main Breaks

Scan the headlines over the past few months and you see variations on the same headline constantly. December 10th: Day Care Evacuated After Water Main […]

Things to Do

WATCH: John Oliver on Infrastructure, Featuring Ed Rendell

Posts about John Oliver ethering someone have become an Internet tradition, but please forgive us this week: Last night’s episode of Last Week Tonight featured […]

Citified

Four Obama State of the Union Pledges That Would Help Philly

President Obama barely made mention of cities or urban affairs in last night’s State of the Union. But his agenda did include four big initiatives […]

City

PennDOT to Replace 7 Bridges Over Vine Street Expressway

PennDOT will spend $65 million to replace seven bridges over the Vine Street Expressway, the agency said in a statement. The 22nd Street, 21st Street, […]

City Life

In West Philly, Hundreds of Homes Have Had No Gas for Days

NBC 10 reports that hundreds of homes in West Philly are without gas, thanks to a water main break over the weekend.

City Life

I-495 Bridge Closed Indefinitely Due to Tilting Support Columns

If you drive through the first state for work, your commute just got a bit worse. Okay, a lot worse. Philly.com reports a bridge on […]

City

Report: Pennsylvania’s Bridges Are Worst in Nation

A report released Thursday from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association names Pennsylvania’s bridges the worst in the nation. ARTBA — the country’s largest […]