Pennsylvania

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This is Amtrak between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia: It could cost $13 billion to speed up the tip by 30 minutes, and $16 million to add just one more train.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
September 10, 2016, 9am PDT
There's a tug of war underway in Pennsylvania over $450 million a year in funding for public transit generated by the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
September 4, 2016, 9am PDT
People who own property on the Jersey Shore tend to have a lot in common when it comes to geography, income, and religion.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
August 27, 2016, 11am PDT
With a 32 percent increase in natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania, it is no surprise that emissions are increasing as well, particularly sulfur dioxide. However, the increase was dwarfed by decreases from the power sector.
The Allegheny Front
August 26, 2016, 12pm PDT
When Uber announced this month that it would test-run its fleet of self-driving cars in the Steel City, many probably asked, "why Pittsburgh?" Unlike other post-industrial places, it's been incubating a 21st-century economy.
Salon
August 25, 2016, 11am PDT
The Heritage Trail would loop around either side of the Delaware River, from Trenton, New Jersey, down to Philadelphia and back, exploring historic sites and a variety of neighborhoods and parks all along the way.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
August 24, 2016, 5am PDT
Do cities that make homeowners repair sidewalks subsidize car culture? Or do cities that fund sidewalks subsidize sprawl?
CityLab
August 12, 2016, 2pm PDT
David Bowie and Mick Jagger approved.
PlanPhilly
August 10, 2016, 7am PDT
As the U.S. Department of Justice takes action to protect the religious freedoms of Muslims in the United States, zoning decisions have proven a particularly common source of anxiety among Muslim communities.
The New York Times
August 6, 2016, 7am PDT
After 120 of Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's new but faulty Silverliner V cars were grounded in early July, regional rail service was drastically reduced. Repaired cars will begin returning to service this month.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
August 5, 2016, 6am PDT
A group of local activists argue that the median parking that is so common on South Broad is dangerous. Some South Philly residents say median parking is part of the neighborhood's DNA.
NewsWorks
August 2, 2016, 8am PDT
From St. Louis to Baltimore, the Rustbelt Cities are seeing a growing population of millennials as a possible cure to shrinking populations and stagnating economies.
Stateline
July 30, 2016, 9am PDT
A comprehensive overhaul of a stretch of American Street in Philadelphia includes a bioswale to better manage stormwater runoff along the corridor.
PlanPhilly
July 29, 2016, 11am PDT
The idea behind the "Racial Equity Here" initiative: dismantle systematic racial inequality.
Next City
July 29, 2016, 7am PDT
Through a series of legal maneuvers associated with a coal giant's bankruptcy, the Sierra Club made good on a conservation opportunity worth $2.2 billion and weighing 53 million tons.
Slate
July 28, 2016, 1pm PDT
While Democrats consider the future of the country, the host city of the DNC offers a great urban lesson from the past: the elegant efficiency of rowhouses.
California Planning & Development Report
July 26, 2016, 12pm PDT
A recent spate of articles has pondered the concepts and planning strategies at work in the region of the country described as the Rust Belt.
Notes from the Underground
July 26, 2016, 6am PDT
Pennsylvania has the nation's highest state gas and diesel taxes, 51.4 cents per gallon and 65.1 cents per gallon, respectively. Both are scheduled to increase up to 10 cents on Jan 1. A bill has been introduced to halt all future fuel tax increases.
Land Line
July 23, 2016, 11am PDT
The Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer raises pointed questions about the purpose of public space such as Dilworth Park, which has been absent of protests since it was remodeled two years ago.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
July 16, 2016, 9am PDT
That headlining claim is found in a recent research study from Pew Charitable Trust's Philadelphia Research Initiative—more demographic goodies are included.
NewsWorks