Posts Tagged ‘transit’

An Anniversary To Forget: August 1, 1944

An Anniversary To Forget: August 1, 1944

August 1, 2014  |  Vantage

70 years ago, on August 1, 1944, white Philadelphia transit employees staged a wildcat strike to keep African Americans from becoming trolley drivers. At the height of the war effort, FDR had to step in > more

How Philly Fares In The National Transit Study

How Philly Fares In The National Transit Study

March 13, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Why the Broad Street Line is an underestimated asset, fostering community one elevator ride at a time in Callowhill, Post Bros. positioned for City Ave reuse project, and nerdom made official on North 3rd > more

Drexel's John Fry On Innovation Neighborhood, Schools, UCHS, & The Culture Of

Drexel’s John Fry On Innovation Neighborhood, Schools, UCHS, & The Culture Of “Moving Fast”

December 18, 2013  |  Vantage

This week, Hidden City's Nathaniel Popkin and Bradley Maule met with Drexel University President John Fry to talk campus development, partnerships, ideas for his proposed "innovation neighborhood," and his vision for integrated high density development linked to high speed rail > more

Cutler On State Transit Funding, Bike Share & The Future

Cutler On State Transit Funding, Bike Share & The Future

October 22, 2013  |  Vantage

In just five years, the Mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities, under Rina Cutler, has assembled an impressive list of civic accomplishments. But with significant transportation funding in political limbo, SEPTA's fare system still working on "proof of concept," and Bike Share a year from launch, there are challenges ahead. Nathaniel Popkin speaks with Cutler and MOTU chief of staff Andrew Stober about the possibilities > more

Saturday's Party For The Viaduct Underscores Progress, Exposes Challenges

Saturday’s Party For The Viaduct Underscores Progress, Exposes Challenges

September 12, 2013  |  Vantage

With public support building, Saturday's Rally for the Rail Park block party culminates a year of progress toward a Reading Viaduct Park. Key questions linger, however, as Nathaniel Popkin reports > more