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(DRPA chief engineer Michael Venuto.  Photo by David Madden)

Patco Thinks Delayed Rail Cars Will Be Ready For Field Testing Soon

Patco had hoped to show off the first of its newly refurbished train cars by now, but problems have delayed that.

08/20/2014

(A gas station in Atco, NJ advertises unleaded regular for $3.039 per gallon.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Fuel Prices Could Be Headed Below $3.00 Per Gallon In Parts of South Jersey

There at least four gas stations in Berlin and Atco charging $3.039 for a gallon of gas. That’s welcome relief for motorists.

08/20/2014

(The DRPA board meets in Philadelphia.  Photo by David Madden)

DRPA Postpones Formation of Committee To Handle Its Legal Work

While the timing of this action coincides with an ongoing grand jury probe into past economic development projects at the DRPA, leaders insist it’s just an organizational move.

08/20/2014

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New Traffic Pattern Designed To Help Eagles Fans Get Home A Little Easier

This year, the Philadelphia Eagles and Philadelphia Police are tweaking some of the post-game traffic patterns hoping to keep the masses moving.

08/19/2014

(Temple University student Stefan Burrell pushes a cartful of belongings to his dorm room.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Area Universities Opening Arms To This Year’s Incoming Freshmen

At Temple University, campus police kept traffic moving as parents and students unloaded their vehicles and headed toward their respective dorms.

08/19/2014

(Workers put finishing touches on a section of Dilworth Plaza, now renamed Dilworth Park, in the shadow of Philadelphia City Hall.)

West Plaza of City Hall Readied For Reopening in Early September

The opening is about four months late and about ten percent over budget, but the public will be able to return to the plaza, on the west apron of City Hall, starting on Thursday, September 4th.

08/19/2014

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SEPTA Bus Catches Fire Near Penn’s Landing

SEPTA says it is a Route 33 bus and no passengers were aboard when the flames broke out.

08/19/2014

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Amtrak Service Resumes After Pedestrian Struck, Killed By Train In Bristol

A statement from the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority says there was a death near the Croydon station, not far from Bristol, Pennsylvania.

08/18/2014

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SEPTA Looks To Get Labor Deal Done With Regional Rail Unions

SEPTA’s board held a special meeting Monday in hopes of working out a new labor deal sooner with the two regional rail unions that staged a one-day strike back in June.

08/18/2014

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Approved Update To PA 12-Year Plan By State Transportation Commission Reflects Increase In Funding

The State Transportation Commission has approved an update to Pennsylvania’s 12-year plan for projects that reflects a major increase in funding approved by state lawmakers last year.

08/17/2014

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New Fringe Arts Exhibit Is Floating Homage To Sustainability

The floating artwork-cum-living-and-performance-space, with aqua garden, is called “Wetland.”

08/15/2014

(File photo. Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Elderly Woman Hit By Train Near Septa’s Overbrook Station

It happened about 1:30pm on the inbound Regional Rail tracks near Overbrook Station.

08/14/2014

(Atlantic City beachgoers scan the skies for the next presentation in the 2014 air show.  Photo by David Madden)

Atlantic City’s Annual Air Show Has Thousands Scanning the Skies

From old-fashioned biplanes towing banners, to choppers, to the Air Force Thunderbirds, this show had something for everybody.

08/13/2014

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Vehicle Crashes Into Tollbooth On Pa. Turnpike; 1 Injured

It happened around 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Delaware River Bridge interchange.

08/11/2014

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SEPTA Employee Struck By Train In Center City

SEPTA officials say the male employee was hit by a train traveling eastbound near 22nd and Market Streets.

08/11/2014

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