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Pa. Lawmakers Should Get Serious About Texting While Driving

Let us now mourn the turn signal. I couldn’t assign an exact date to its demise, but there’s no question it’s dead. Drive on I-95 […]

Septa regional rail train
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Water Main Break Near Comcast Center Delays Regional Rail

.@6abc pic.twitter.com/mwrGShOBIY — Kelsey Siano (@kelseysiano) June 2, 2016 A water main break that occurred shortly before noon today near 18th and Arch streets will cause […]

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Pa. Turnpike Shut Down in Bucks County

A truck fire early this morning has slowed traffic to a halt on the Bucks County section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. While no injuries were reported, […]

Schuylkill Expressway I-76 road
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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: PennDOT Said It Might Open the Shoulders on the Schuylkill Expressway

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One-in-Three Americans Is Hitting the Road This Weekend. Here’s How to Prepare.

“From Atlantic to Pacific, gee, the traffic is terrific…”  Looks like it’s going to be terrific around here too, for the lowest gas prices in […]

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Wolf Announces PennDOT Partnering With Waze App for Traffic Info

  Crowdsourcing has changed the face of everything from restaurant reviews to fundraising. Now the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is using its power to keep […]

Traffic on the Ben Franklin Bridge
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Traveling To or From Philly For Thanksgiving? Google Maps Says This Is When You Should Do It

If you have plans to head elsewhere this Thanksgiving, or expect to welcome out-of-town friends, here are some travel tips courtesy Google Maps (scroll in […]


Travel Alert: 86-Mile Stretch of Pa. Turnpike Closed

[UPDATE] The eastbound detour was also lifted. https://twitter.com/PennaTurnpike/status/631512701978681344 [UPDATE, 12:57 p.m.]: Turnpike officials report that the westbound detour at Breezewood has been lifted: https://twitter.com/PennaTurnpike/status/631508956595257345 ORIGINAL: An 86-mile […]


Fix It: The Terrifying Unmarked On-Ramp Near Eakins Oval

The unmarked on-ramp on 24th Street in Philadelphia is a death trap. I mean, look at it on the right. Located alongside Eakin’s Oval on the […]


One Way to Reduce Center City Traffic: Ban Private Cars

Dublin has one-third the population of Philly and is tucked within one-third of the square mileage. It’s comparably dense, but many times more congested. In the annual congestion rankings of […]


BizFeed: Another Hospital Exploring Merger; Navy Yard’s Sustainable Power Plan

1. Just Days after Abington and Jefferson Merger, Aria Health Exploring a Deal The News: Aria Health is the latest health system to explore a merger […]

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WATCH: West Philly Man’s Frantic, Mesmerizing Time-Lapse Commute

Anyone who commutes into or out of Philly on a daily basis knows that the term rush hour is something of a misnomer. Everyone may […]


Brace Yourselves: Traffic Circles Are Making a Comeback

Roundabouts—those circular intersections without traffic signals—are ubiquitous in many states (the most terrifying ones live in New Jersey), but are relatively rare in Pennsylvania. There’s […]

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Roads, Bridges, SEPTA, and Sidewalks Are a Complete Mess Today

This morning’s freezing rain is wreaking havoc on the area’s roadways. Major portions of the Pennsylvania Turnpike are closed or at a standstill, and all […]


Crash Closes Vine Street Expressway in Center City

Update: I-676 has reopened. Earlier: UPDATE: Accident on I-676 westbound at I-76 East/Schuylkill Expy. There is a ramp restriction. — 511PA Philadelphia (@511PAPhilly) December 24, […]