Posts Tagged ‘Regional Rail’

Single Most Transformative Investment? The Commuter Rail Tunnel, Now Turning 30

Single Most Transformative Investment? The Commuter Rail Tunnel, Now Turning 30

November 7, 2014  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

30 years ago Monday the first trains rolled through Philadelphia's $300+ million commuter rail tunnel. It was a visionary, risky, and necessary project, says Harry K. He brings us the full story of its construction, still paying off dividends today > more

Fundraising Sources Within Sight For Phase 1 Of Rail Park

Fundraising Sources Within Sight For Phase 1 Of Rail Park

January 29, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Still waiting for phase 1 of Rail Park, too much density for one NoLibs proposal, SEPTA looking at bi-level train cars, and chunk of Grays Ferry bridge comes crashing down > more

Following Allens/Allen's/Allen Lane to the Origins of Mount Airy

Following Allens/Allen’s/Allen Lane to the Origins of Mount Airy

January 9, 2014  |  Vantage

Across the street from the Wawa at Germantown Avenue and Allens Lane, a historical marker traces the roots of Mount Airy. William Allen, Chief Justice of colonial Pennsylvania—and British Loyalist—built his estate here in 1750. Neighborhood resident Brad Maule profiles Allen's influence on young Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, then considers s's and apostrophes on Allens/Allen's/Allen Lane > more

Memo To SEPTA: Why Not “LevelUp” For Fare Collection?

Memo To SEPTA: Why Not “LevelUp” For Fare Collection?

November 13, 2012  |  Soapbox

As SEPTA struggles to come up with a new payment solution for Regional Rail, Sandy Smith says the technology exists already to avoid turnstiles and confusion--and to make transit riding rewarding > more