transportation

Citified

Insider: How to Incentivize Development In Philly’s Overlooked Neighborhoods

(This is an opinion column from a Citified insider.) Last week, Councilman and Condo King Allan Domb went public with a proposal to double the […]

City Life

Indego to Embrace Fairmount Park This Year

The Indego bike share network turns one this April, and while the folks who run it are pleased with how well it’s done so far, it […]

SEPTA locally preferred alternative map
City Life

SEPTA Picks a King of Prussia Rail Route

SEPTA has reached a decision on which of the five possible routings for a Norristown High-Speed Line spur to King of Prussia it prefers. A map […]

I-95 at Columbus Blvd
City Life

Bridge Inspections to Cause Slowdowns on Philly Roads Starting Next Week

If you’re driving during the middle of the day in and around Philadelphia between February 16th and February 25th, be prepared to slow down at […]

City Life

5 Takeaways From the Big Amtrak Derailment Story in the New York Times Magazine

The New York Times Magazine today has unveiled a long story examining last spring’s Amtrak derailment, the crash of train 188 at Philadelphia’s Frankford Junction […]

City Life

FRA Has Plans for a Rail Tunnel Under Center City to the Airport

The Federal Railroad Administration, having come up with three plans for the future of the Northeast Corridor (NEC) came back to Philadelphia yesterday to gather public […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

SEPTA’s Big Regional Rail Schedule Changes Start Sunday

Back in 1985, when service began on SEPTA’s Airport Regional Rail line, the agency was still trying to get its railroad operations act together after […]

City Life

Toll System Tested at Delaware River Crossing

When you cross the Delaware River from New Jersey next year, you might want to smile: Cameras will be watching. A new tolling system is […]

Business

Uber Launched its Own Video Game

So, Uber just launched a new video game. Seriously. But it’s not just meant to be a good time — it’s meant to recruit new […]

Septa regional rail train
Business

SEPTA, Others Turn to Hackers to Improve Transit

SEPTA and others have turned to hackers to help enhance the mass transit experience throughout Philadelphia. This past weekend, SEPTA and Code for Philly hosted a hack-a-thon […]

Citified

The Brief: America’s Infrastructure Problem

1. Amtrak Crash Sparks Debate Over Country’s Crumbling Infrastructure The gist: Last night, an Amtrak train en route to New York City derailed in Philadelphia’s Port Richmond neighborhood. […]

Citified

The Bicycle (Riding) Lobby Has Won, and Philly Will Never Be the Same Again

For years now, a lot of the shorthand, sarcastic, political insider criticism of Mayor Michael Nutter has referenced his affinity for bike lanes. As in: “Yeah the poverty […]

Citified

Should Cities Embrace Nighttime Truck Delivery?

An immensely success pilot program in New York City is forcing cities to rethink how trucks maneuver their streets. Or more specific, when they’re allowed to. NYC’s Off-Hour Delivery (OHD) initiative has successfully […]

Citified

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 […]