public transportation


20 Smart Transportation Ideas Reshaping Philadelphia (and Your Life)

Our city has reached a tipping point. Just look outside, in the streets, where rentable, shareable Indego bikes have come, conquered and multiplied. Meantime, regional […]

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Upper Merion Residents Seek to Derail KofP Train Proposal

While the business interests and developers in King of Prussia are all in on SEPTA’s proposed Norristown High-Speed Line spur, a bunch of Upper Merion […]

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This Unofficial SEPTA Map Highlights What Riders Really Care About

Most transit maps show would-be riders where the buses and trains go. Which is fine, as far as it goes — and if everyone were […]

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How Those SEPTA Stop Announcements Work — and What to Do When They Don’t

One of my colleagues asked one recent morning, “Why is it that the stop announcements on SEPTA are off so much of the time?” This […]

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The Five Biggest Philadelphia Transportation Stories of 2015

If anything, 2015 was the Year of the Bike on the transportation front locally, with major new facilities opening up the promise of faster, easier bike […]


London Tube Now Accepting Apple Pay

Apple Pay made its London debut earlier this week, which means that travelers and Brits alike can purchase merchandise at over 250,000 shops with a simple tap-and-go […]

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PATCO Will Begin Selling Papal Visit Passes Monday

SEPTA isn’t the only public transit agency tightening up its transit plan for Pope Francis’ visit in September. PATCO, the light rail line between Philadelphia […]

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What If You Could Get from Philly to D.C. on Public Transit?

There are a few ways to get from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.: You can shell out the dough for Amtrak (expensive!), sit in traffic on […]

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PATCO Now Takes Credit and Debit for Paper Tickets

  Passengers who prefer plastic to cash will now have an easier time riding PATCO. The Philly-South Jersey rail service now accepts credit and debit cards at […]


Apple Picks Philly to Debut New Transit App

Apple has chosen Philadelphia and nine other North American and European cities to debut its new Transit app, which is basically Apple Maps but for […]


The Media Is Vastly Underestimating SEPTA’s Constituency

For the first time ever in a Philadelphia mayoral campaign, all of the candidates in this year’s primary tipped their proverbial hats to the importance […]

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Here Are Maps of All of SEPTA’s Proposed Route Changes

Spring is here, which means it’s time for SEPTA’s annual planning ritual. The Annual Service Plan is where SEPTA lays out the route changes it […]


What Could Have Been: Proposed Rapid Transit Lines for Philadelphia

GAHH, if only! As a staunch public transit rider who takes both a bus and the El to get from Northeast Philly to Center City (takes anywhere from 45 […]


The Futuristic New SEPTA Trolleys Will Look Like …

Two weeks ago, Citified reported that SEPTA has begun the early procurement phase of a massive, once-in-a-generation overhaul of the aging trolley fleet. Over the next few years, SEPTA […]


Sleek, Modern Trolleys Coming to Philly

Philadelphia has the largest trolley system in the nation, a title it’s held since the 1970s. But the old-school tanks climbing up and down city streets look like […]