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Philadelphians Waste More Than a Millennium Sitting in Traffic Every Year

We’ve all heard stories of (and most likely experienced) horrific traffic here in Philly. We’ve sat in congestion so soul-grinding it’s made us unforgivably late — or maybe even cost […]

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West Philly’s Massive Sinkhole Is Expected to Ruin Traffic for Another 3 Weeks

Sorry, West Philly: the massive, empty swimming pool of a sinkhole that recently opened just outside Clark Park isn’t going anywhere soon. John Digiulio, a spokesperson […]

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SEPTA’s Trolley Situation in West Philly Is Getting Real Ugly

If you’re a SEPTA rider who lives in West Philly and works in Center City, chances are you’ve been dealing with a hellacious commute lately. […]

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City to Step Up Ticketing of Bus-Lane Blockers Along Chestnut and Market Streets

If you’re taking an Uber or a Lyft in Center City this summer, you might want to tell your driver to avoid dropping you off […]

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The Oldest SEPTA Key Cards Will Expire Soon, and They’re Not Even Fully Operational Yet

Remember how happy we all were, three years ago, when SEPTA finally released its futuristic Key payment system? What an improvement it was to go […]

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SEPTA Has a Full Budget Again — at Least for Now

It’s been a whirlwind few months for SEPTA. The transit agency has been stuck in limbo and short $63 million for much of the past […]

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Rushing to Top Up Your SEPTA Key? You’ll Have to Watch This Ad First.

It’s a rare thing, these days, to find a true example of what marketers call a captive audience. It used to be the case that […]

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Here’s Why SEPTA’s Improvement Projects Are Back on Hold — Again

Thirty-seven SEPTA improvement projects, including trolley modernization and the renovation of the City Hall concourse, are back on hold over budgetary concerns. The pause on […]

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SEPTA Key Will Expand to All Regional Rail Zones Next Month

SEPTA Key has been “rolling out” for what seems like ages now. While it’s become second nature for most Philadelphians to swipe the green debit card for […]

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The Pennsylvania Turnpike Is Pretty Much Screwed, Says State Watchdog

Think turnpike tolls are expensive now? They’re expected to triple in under 30 years. Why? Because the state Turnpike Commission is currently $11.8 billion in debt — […]

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Congrats, SEPTA! You’ve Actually Made a Decent Website

SEPTA Key, the new-ish payment mechanism in which you load your subway fare onto a plastic debit card, has always been something of a contradiction: […]

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SEPTA Finally Has Some Maps From the 21st Century

SEPTA’s been around since 1963, and while a good bit has changed over that half-century-long existence, the basic approach of the agency’s transit maps has […]

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What You Need to Know About SEPTA’s Transit Police Strike

Nearly 200 unionized SEPTA transit police officers went on strike on Wednesday afternoon, and as of Thursday morning, it’s not yet clear when they’ll be […]

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Why Fate of SEPTA’s Big Plans Depends on Outcome of Pa. Turnpike Lawsuit

An ongoing lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is threatening to derail some of SEPTA’s most ambitious infrastructure projects, including the $1 billion upgrade to […]

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The 30th Street SEPTA Station Is Getting a Major Overhaul

The 30th Street Station Market-Frankford Line subway stop is getting fancified. SEPTA is due to receive a $15 million federal grant to modernize the station. […]