Philadelphia

Transit futures in an Uber world

By Sam Sklar Bus ridership in Philadelphia is down an average of 2.7 percent from 2014 to 2016 and down even further from a ridership high in 2012, according to a recent article on Philly.com. This decline is correlated with the rise of Uber and other ridesharing apps in the city that provide

Bike share offers lessons in providing equitable transportation options

By Chris McCahill Bikes shares, which now offer expanded transportation options in cities around the nation, have also tested those cities’ abilities to serve their communities equitably. The placement and pricing of these systems are often barriers for low-income communities. Philadelphia’s

Federal funding fears lead PennDOT to reassert authority over Philly highway billboards

By Bill Holloway The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently announced it will reassume its authority to regulate billboards along National Highway System (NHS) routes in Philadelphia. PennDOT, which had allowed the City of Philadelphia to regulate billboards along NHS routes since

SEPTA leads the way in fare collection technology

By Mary Ebeling SEPTA’s new fare collection system, New Pavement Technologies, transitions SEPTA from being the last large transit agency in the U.S. using tokens to the agency with the most broad-reaching contactless fare system. SEPTA plans to launch NPT with a phased approach, with project

Cities feel left out of transportation discussion

By Robbie Webber Just before Super Storm Sandy came to town and made a mess of New York’s infrastructure, transportation officials from the largest U.S. cities gathered for the first national conference of the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO). Out of that