transportation

turn signals
City Life

What’s Your Excuse for Not Using Your Turn Signals?

I was born in the era when federal law first decreed that cars had to be equipped with turn signals (1956, Mr. Nosy Ned), so […]

City Life

SEPTA Says the Historic Route 15 Trolleys Will Return Late Next Year

One thing’s for sure: The historic trolleys that currently serve SEPTA’s trolley Route 15, which runs between West Philadelphia and Port Richmond, are going to […]

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City Life

Vision Zero, Philly’s Bold Plan to Eliminate Traffic Deaths, Needs Bolder Action

One word to sum up Philly’s Vision Zero goal of eliminating traffic deaths by 2030? Ambitious. Even bike-loving Sweden — which pioneered the global safe-streets […]

City Life

We Survived a Demo of the New Lime Dockless Scooters

I broke the law on Thursday and it felt … wobbly. Okay — it wasn’t really breaking the law. Lime Bike brought two of its […]

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City Life

5 Takeaways From Philly’s New Anti-Congestion, Pro-Transit Plan

The city just revealed its first ever “strategic” transportation plan — a lengthy report that includes recommendations for increasing safety and efficiency on Philly’s streets, at a time when […]

Business

Reading Terminal Market Just Got a Much Needed Tech Upgrade

Shoppers can now be even more care-free when strolling the aisles of Reading Terminal Market. Thanks to the addition of two LED flat-screens to the market’s back […]

City Life

SEPTA Recalls “Fixed” Train Cars for Another Fix

SEPTA has temporarily sidelined 18 of its recently “fixed” Silverliner V Regional Rail cars after discovering a design error during a joint inspection by the transit agency […]

City Life

SEPTA Shows Off Beam Work as First Silverliner Vs Roll Again

At 8:49 this morning, the first four SEPTA Silverliner V railcars to be repaired were returned to service on an inbound run to Center City […]

City Life

Three Years of Route 202 Construction Have Reached an End

Chester County drivers are in for a pleasant surprise next week. The widening of a 2.5 mile section of Route 202 in East Whiteland Township, a project […]

regional rail
City Life

SEPTA GM on This Morning’s Commute: We’re Getting There

Two of the three trainsets SEPTA has borrowed from Amtrak, the Maryland Transit Administration and New Jersey Transit went into service for this morning’s commute, Day […]

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City Life

Details Emerge on SEPTA Silverliner V Defect

  Earlier this afternoon, SEPTA announced that all 120 of its Silverliner V Regional Rail cars had been removed from service due to a “serious […]

City Life

I Tried SEPTA Key — and I Think it Works

Eat my dust, Philadelphia. I got SEPTA’s new payment technology. This morning at 6 o’clock, stations around the city began accepting “early adopters” for the […]

City Life

Here’s How the SEPTA-Uber Suburban Connection Works

Today’s the day that SEPTA Regional Rail riders no longer have to worry about finding a parking space at 11 of the system’s busiest suburban […]

Citified

Reading Viaduct Park Would Make Getting Around Philly Easier

Last September, after visiting the new Whitney Museum in New York, I climbed up to the High Line for what I thought would be a breezy stroll with gorgeous […]

Business

Philadelphia Scientific’s Owner Has a Bright Idea: Electric Roads

With the exception of Tesla, electric cars haven’t gotten very far with the American car-buying public — or manufacturers for that matter. One reason? Keeping […]