Pennsylvania

January 30, 2017, 6am PST
Street Road, a thoroughfare cutting through the Philadelphia suburb of Bensalem, is a public safety disaster. PennDOT is investing in safety along the road, but locals say much more needs to be done.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
January 25, 2017, 10am PST
Philadelphia City Council President Darrell Clarke has called for more institutional support for the goals of the Philadelphia Land Bank.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
January 14, 2017, 7am PST
The list of prohibitions for the use of public spaces grows—this time to the seemingly innocuous and park-perfect activity of sitting.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
January 11, 2017, 12pm PST
Pennsylvania, the state that had the highest gas tax last year, saw the highest gas tax increase of 7.9 cents per gallon, the final increment of a 2013 law. Michigan's 7.3 cents tax increase, signed into law in 2015, is the second largest increase.
Tax Justice Blog
January 11, 2017, 5am PST
In a welcome turnabout of the usual state of affairs, a Philadelphia construction site gives a lane of traffic to pedestrians to make up for the three blocks of sidewalk it's taking.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
January 8, 2017, 7am PST
Philadelphia suburbs are competing in the regional real estate market by adding thousands of apartments and other amenities traditionally found in more urban settings.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
December 31, 2016, 1pm PST
For a few tantalizing months it seemed like the state of Pennsylvania might have the funding to spare an expansion of the Keystone Opportunity Zones program.
Philadelphia
December 30, 2016, 2pm PST
A day to look forward to every year: Streetsblog's Best Urban Street Transformation award. Congratulations to all nominated.
Streetsblog USA
December 30, 2016, 6am PST
A new study of evictions in the city of Philadelphia reveals a problem that is more widespread than expected, while also affecting certain neighborhoods and racial groups more than others.
PlanPhilly
December 21, 2016, 6am PST
A new citywide tenants union, designed to provide an umbrella for smaller organizations and new levels of education and access to renters, is taking shape in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Keystone Crossroads
December 20, 2016, 8am PST
Researchers from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia find evidence of displacement in Philadelphia's gentrifying neighborhoods.
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
December 18, 2016, 9am PST
The city of Philadelphia has deployed high-tech sensors and a new statistical model in its ongoing fight against the blight and health problems that follow vacant and abandoned properties.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
December 17, 2016, 5am PST
Business owners in Downtown Pittsburgh are speaking out in opposition to a proposed, and funded, bike lane project on Fort Pitt Boulevard, raising concerns about parking and access to businesses.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
December 12, 2016, 12pm PST
In PlanPhilly, a discussion on Jarrett Walker's brand of humanities-infused transit planning. The wonky stuff is all well and good, but in the end it's all about simple access and freedom of movement.
PlanPhilly
December 5, 2016, 10am PST
Tioga County, Pennsylvania provides lessons of a post-oil-boom economy.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Powersource
November 29, 2016, 5am PST
Philadelphia seeks $60 million bond issue to preserve existing affordable homes and improve residents' health. City seeks to offer city loan guarantee to embolden lenders to extend credit to homeowners with lower credit scores.
The Citizen
November 28, 2016, 6am PST
With the construction of a new community center and housing, Philadelphia's Chinatown sees a more secure future for the historic neighborhood
PhillyMag
November 20, 2016, 9am PST
The Philadelphia Planning Commission voted to recommend several changes to the zoning code, including changes to allow for the selling and growing of medicinal marijuana.
PlanPhilly.com
November 19, 2016, 1pm PST
The city of Philadelphia's "most notorious unfinished infrastructure project" is now complete. What will the rebuilt 41st Street Bridge mean for the neighborhoods on either side?
The Philadelphia Inquirer
November 18, 2016, 1pm PST
Methane wells are the dirty little secret of greenhouse gas emissions. A new study says they're a bigger problem than previously recognized in the state of Pennsylvania.
State Impact