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Chart of the Day: Philadelphians and Cars

This from the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities: “We decided to graph the car vs. non-car breakdowns between these top cities. Philadelphia has the […]

City Life

It’s Going to Cost More to Drive in PA

WFMZ reports on a series of fee increases that will hit Pennsylvania drivers starting next week to generate funding for the state’s new transportation bill:

City Life

Bike Lanes Are Coming to … Washington Avenue?

PlanPhilly reports that Washington Avenue, the major east-west thoroughfare in South Philly, will be repainted with bike lanes—an effort to reduce deaths and injuries where […]

City

SEPTA Strike Preparations Underway, Says Transport Workers Union

Four SEPTA contracts are set to expire between now and April 7th, and the leadership of the Local 234 Transport Workers Union says that a […]

City Life

Does Philadelphia Really Need More Taxis? How About Better Taxis?

The last time I was in a Philly cab, the car itself was roughly in the same shape as the Millenium Falcon during its more fraught […]

City

SEPTA to Begin Suspending All Bus Service (Updated)

[Update: 9:45 a.m.] SEPTA gave a press conference at around 9:30 with an update on the system. Here’s a summary: Buses will work to finish the […]

City

Philadelphia Named 5th Best City in U.S. for Public Transit

Philadelphia public transit is great, the line goes, as long as you want to get to something on Broad, Market or Frankford. Of course, it’s […]

City Life

(Updated) The Walt Whitman Bridge was Closed for De-Icing

[UPDATE: 11:54] #UPDATE: All lanes of Walt Whitman Bridge are re-opened after earlier accident caused by icy conditions: http://t.co/Iz5ZTz9Twj — CBS Philly (@CBSPhilly) January 10, […]

City Life

Jersey Gas Prices Dropping Below $3 a Gallon

CBSNewYork reports: ” Gas prices in the Garden State keep dropping and are now below $3 a gallon at some stations. The plummeting prices at […]

City Life

Amtrak Asks: How to Make 30th Street Station Awesome?

Amtrak is now seeking input on how to redevelop the area around 30th Street Station. More than 7 million passengers roll through the station every […]

City Life

Butkovitz: Be Careful Which Philly Bridges You’re Using

City Controller’s office press release: City Controller Alan Butkovitz today released a follow up review of the Department of Streets’ Bridge Maintenance Unit that found […]

City Life

Amtrak Service Suspended Between Philly and D.C.

Uh-oh: Service btwn DC/Philly is currently suspended due to overhead wire damage. Repairs underway. Check train status before traveling to station. — Amtrak (@Amtrak) September […]

City Life

Put the R Back in Regional Rail! Readers Respond.

Last week in this space, I launched a campaign to urge SEPTA to reverse the decision it made last year to drop the R-number route […]

City Life

Three Reasons Bike Share Will Succeed in Philly

I am thrilled that Philadelphia is getting a bike share program. And I am terrified the city is going to screw it up. Let’s face […]

City Life

SEPTA Says Goodbye to Transpass IDs

After a lengthy grassroots campaign by Riders Against Gender Exclusion (RAGE), SEPTA said yesterday that it would remove gender stickers from all monthly transit passes […]