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2 days ago
Philadelphia planners hope to achieve benefits to traffic safety and transit performance by restricting automobile use of lanes along Roosevelt Boulevard.
WHYY
2 days ago
An ambitious plan to connect the Allegheny County cities of Pittsburgh and Oakland is proceeding to final stages of design, despite having fallen a little behind schedule for an expected 2021 opening date.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
3 days ago
Land use was a deciding factor in May when long-time Philadelphia City Councilmember Jannie Blackwell lost in a May primary election. Now, in a final month in office, Blackwell proposes the changes that some community members were waiting for.
WHYY
5 days ago
Planners in Philadelphia believe that the Franklin Square Station will achieve higher ridership figures than when the station closed 40 years ago, thanks to numerous large developments in the area.
WHYY
November 8, 2019, 1pm PST
A case study in development proposals not matching planning ambitions on the Delaware River Waterfront in Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
November 8, 2019, 9am PST
Pittsburgh-area residents are finding numerous ways to celebrate a bus's misfortune.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
November 5, 2019, 11am PST
Two proposed pieces of legislation would create a new revenue stream for Philadelphia's affordable housing efforts and protect tenants of existing affordable units.
WHYY
November 4, 2019, 8am PST
Cashless, automated highway tolling is ready to roll out on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
November 3, 2019, 9am PST
An architecture critic writes about plans for a key intersection in North Philadelphia: "By all means, straighten out the street and make it safe, but keep the twists and turns that make this an authentic Philadelphia place."
The Philadelphia Inquirer
October 30, 2019, 11am PDT
Food cart vendors are fighting for their livelihood in a neighborhood in Philadelphia, against the long legislative reach of a local developer.
WHYY
October 26, 2019, 9am PDT
Defraying the costs of maintaining a historic home can help more families stay in their homes, according to the logic behind a preservation fund proposed in one of the most historic cities in the country.
WHYY
October 25, 2019, 12pm PDT
The collective of micromobility and shared mobility operators is tasked with developing an integrated system that would better serve the diverse needs of travelers.
CityLab
October 24, 2019, 11am PDT
The $225 million Park at Penn's Landing is expected to compete transform the city of Philadelphia's relationship with its waterfront.
WHYY
October 18, 2019, 6am PDT
The traditional view of Sansom Street will soon vanish into Philadelphia's past, as the Jewelers Row District makes room for the future.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
October 8, 2019, 1pm PDT
Pennsylvania is the nation’s #2 natural gas producer, #3 in coal, and #4 in carbon emissions. Gov. Tom Wolf issued an executive order on Oct. 3 to initiate the process to join the regional cap-and-trade program, but will the legislature allow it?
The Patriot-News
October 5, 2019, 5am PDT
Modeled on the nation's first mandatory cap-and-trade program that only targets power plant emissions, the Transportation & Climate Initiative subjects transportation fuel to a similar market-based program. It took a major step forward on Oct. 1.
The Hill
October 3, 2019, 1pm PDT
A long-standing policy allows parking in front of churches and synagogues but leaves cars blocking bike lanes, and cyclists want the practice to end.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
September 26, 2019, 7am PDT
Billions of development dollars have found their way to Philadelphia's Center City since the beginning of 2018, but parking is no longer a profitable proposition.
WHYY
September 23, 2019, 12pm PDT
A new study from Drexel University's Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation surveys the obstacles and challenges making it more difficult to build car-free public spaces, like plazas and parklets, in Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
September 20, 2019, 12pm PDT
It's the end of an era that never was.
The Philadelphia Inquirer