PennDOT’s I-95 plan worries residents

April 28, 2008

Action News reports, “Residents aren’t arguing whether the work is necessary. They just don’t want it done at their expense.”

Source: PennDOT’s I-95 plan worries residents

Bicycle-Sharing Program to Be First of Kind in U.S.

April 28, 2008

The New York Times reports, “A new public-private venture called SmartBike DC will make 120 bicycles available at 10 spots in central locations in the city. The automated program, which district officials say is the first of its kind in the nation, will operate in a similar fashion to car-sharing programs like Zipcar.”

Source: Bicycle-Sharing Program to Be First of Kind in U.S.

SEPTA: How may we help you today?

April 25, 2008

The Daily News reports, “At a time of heightened apprehension over subway use, SEPTA yesterday announced the appointment of an assistant general manager in charge of customer service.”

Source: SEPTA: How may we help you today?

SEPTA names customer advocate

April 25, 2008

The Inquirer reports, “SEPTA now has someone in charge of all the things that can make make commuters’ lives a little better – or a whole lot worse.”

Source: SEPTA names customer advocate

Calling on all to “Walk … Ride … Share”

April 22, 2008

PlanPhilly.com reports, “When PhillyCarShare started in 2002, its first users were mostly a dedicated and highly-educated group of environmentalists. Its first pod was at the Whole Foods at 9th and South, a fittingly bohemian intersection. The nonprofit grew cautiously at first, confining its new pods to Center City. But when PhillyCarShare decided to remove its membership fee, it embraced a much larger swath of the city’s population.”

Source: Calling on all to “Walk … Ride … Share”

Fuel prices take a bite out of drivers’ budgets

April 21, 2008

The Inquirer reports, “Those who can leave the car home are doing so more often. Others have no choice.”

Source: Fuel prices take a bite out of drivers’ budgets

Rendell expects to name turnpike lessee soon

April 17, 2008

The Inquirer reports, “Gov. Rendell expects to name the top bidder for the Pennsylvania Turnpike by the end of April, and then immediately submit a proposed lease to the legislature for approval.”

Source: Rendell expects to name turnpike lessee soon

The city has lost control of its sidewalks

April 11, 2008

An Inquirer editorial reads, “There are close to 1.5 million people living in Philadelphia, and every one of them is a pedestrian at one time or another. Yet City Hall sometimes seems surprised to learn that people travel on two feet.”

Source: Changing Skyline: The city has lost control of its sidewalks

Bike Share Philadelphia looks to gain momentum with a public forum

April 11, 2008

The City Paper reports, “Around Rittenhouse Square, it’s as common to see a bicycle locked and hanging from a tree as it is to see one locked to a U-post. Like most of the city, Rittenhouse Square and its surrounding businesses provide minimal bicycle parking, if any.”

Source: Bike Share Philadelphia looks to gain momentum with a public forum

Let civilians direct traffic, city’s transit chief proposes

April 10, 2008

The Inquirer reports, “Philadelphia should replace traffic police with trained civilians to reduce gridlock and to free up police for more important duties, the city’s new transportation chief said yesterday.”

Source: Let civilians direct traffic, city’s transit chief proposes

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