SEPTA quietly OKs budget with no fare hikes

May 23, 2008

The Inquirer reports, “With none of the fireworks that often accompany SEPTA’s financial dealings, the transit agency’s board yesterday approved a $1.095 billion operating budget for the year that begins July 1.”

Source: SEPTA quietly OKs budget with no fare hikes

Philly To Take Europe’s Lead With SmartBike

May 19, 2008

CBS 3 reports, “Three centuries after William Penn mapped out its streets for horses and carriages, Philadelphia will soon learn if it has enough brotherly love—and fear of rising gas prices—to fuel what could be the nation’s largest bicycle-sharing initiative.”

Source: Philly To Take Europe’s Lead With SmartBike

In rush-hour battle, the bike rolls on

May 14, 2008

The Inquirer reports, “No surprise there: Pit a bike, a car and a SEPTA bus against one another in a “commuter race” to Center City during rush hour, and the two-wheeler usually wins.”

Source: In rush-hour battle, the bike rolls on

Hearings set on $5.5 billion in road, rail projects

May 13, 2008

The Inquirer reports, “The future of the region’s proposed highway and transit projects is the focus of public hearings this month in Philadelphia and Cherry Hill.”

Source: Hearings set on $5.5 billion in road, rail projects

Turnpike bidding goes into overtime

May 13, 2008

The Inquirer reports, “Preliminary bids for a 75-year lease of the Pennsylvania Turnpike came in so close to one another that at least some of the bidders have been given five more days to sweeten the pot.”

Source: Turnpike bidding goes into overtime

Transit systems travel ‘green’ track

May 8, 2008

USA Today reports, “‘Carbon footprint’ has become part of the national lexicon, and mass transit systems throughout the country are taking steps to ease their impact on the environment even as they strive to provide more service to a growing number of riders.”

Source: Transit systems travel ‘green’ track

Rerouting SEPTA’s governance

May 5, 2008

The Inquirer reports, “The politically powerful but largely invisible directors of SEPTA are about to get an unaccustomed moment in the spotlight.”

Source: Rerouting SEPTA’s governance

Wheels start turning on bike-sharing concept

May 1, 2008

The Inquirer reports, “City officials yesterday embraced the concept of bicycle sharing as a way to reduce traffic and pollution, but said many questions must be answered before Philadelphia becomes the first U.S. city to institute public pedaling on a large scale.”

Source: Wheels start turning on bike-sharing concept

Philly Considering Bike Share Program

April 30, 2008

CBS3 reports, “Philadelphia City Council plans to explore the benefits of a bike-share program.”

Source: Philly Considering Bike Share Program

Phila., SEPTA seek better relationship

April 30, 2008

The Inquirer reports, “The city and SEPTA, long trapped in a loveless marriage, are embarking on a second honeymoon.”

Source: Phila., SEPTA seek better relationship

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