Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Philadelphia

Philly’s Railcar Meltdown and America’s Disastrous Train Regulations

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Philadelphia’s commuter rail system has been plunged into turmoil after transit officials discovered a defect in SEPTA railcars this weekend. All 120 railcars delivered just three years ago by Hyundai Rotem, an American subsidiary of the Hyundai Motor Group, have cracks in load-bearing components. SEPTA officials say caution requires them to remove the cars from service for repairs. That […]

New Philly Mayor: Politicos Can No Longer Park on the City Hall Sidewalk

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The Jim Kenney administration is off to a promising start in Philadelphia. One of the mayor’s first acts in office was to end the thoroughly obnoxious practice of letting government honchos park on the sidewalk “apron” around City Hall — a public space. There was a Tumblr dedicated to chronicling this highly visible abuse of government privilege. And ending the […]