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Broad Street Line

SEPTA powers its future with regenerative braking

The screech of a braking subway car now signifies more than just an upcoming station thanks to an innovative project that harnesses, stores and sells the energy generated. An initiative like this makes the transit organization a global sustainability leader.

A historic home along the River Line

Riding the (regional) Rails: Water views and historic towns on the River Line

We're hopping aboard yet again, exploring intriguing South Jersey hamlets Bordentown, Burlington City and Riverside. Whether you're looking for hot pizzas, cold beers, charming homes or changing main streets, this waterfront adventure has you covered.

Lou's in Norristown

Riding the (regional) Rails: Norristown, Conshohocken, Manayunk & Roxborough

As the weather warms, we're back at it: jumping on SEPTA to explore the region's hidden gems. In this installment, the erstwhile R6 line gets a workout with stops for cold beers, Mexican eats, a cheesesteak rivalry and the mysterious 'zep.' 

Rendering of the 13th Street overpass in daylight

On the Ground: For businesses adjacent to the upcoming Rail Park, change is on the way

Momentum behind the conversion of the Reading Viaduct into a functional green space is building, and local business owners know that means radical transformation for Callowhill. Will this high-profile amenity make or break the neighborhood?

Gentrification has gutted Washington, D.C's Chinatown

National Skyline: In growing cities, parking challenges require creative solutions

As more people move to cities, how can rapidly developing neighborhoods tackle parking challenges without gobbling up valuable urban space?

A new span in Manayunk

PHILLY 3 FOR ALL: Exploring Philly's jazz legacy, remixing murals and opening a bridge in Manayunk

Check out our picks for the week's top events. 

Fishtown's Bicycle Stable is closing

Ride Local: Fishtown's evolving bike shop landscape, and what it says about Philly as a whole

As ridership grows across Philadelphia, the city's bike shops are doing their best to keep up. In the rapidly gentrifying Fishtown, rising real estate values have led to a few closures, but also signs of a bright future on two wheels.

Sample bikes before the system became Indego

Joy Ride: Philadelphia's bike share is coming this spring

When Indego launches, it aims to be one of the most inclusive, progressive and well thought-out bike share programs in the world. 

Protected bike lanes

Bus Meets Bike: How the next wave of commuters is changing the urban landscape in PA

Across the state, the humble bicycle is mobilizing efforts to usher in a new era of public transportation. In part three of our series on transit innovation, we navigate the connection between buses, bikes and the commuters who depend on them.

Historic in scale

Statewide Spotlight: Making transit a joy to navigate for tourists, newcomers and residents alike

Across Pennsylvania, finding your way using public transit is about to get easier. In part three of our transportation series, we guide you to the best resources for getting around, whether you're in Philly, Pittsburgh or somewhere in between.

An overview of Liberty Avenue traffic, Downtown

The Road to Innovation: Technology transforms the state's transportation systems

From bus-tracking apps to robotic traffic signals, there are big ideas coming out of Pennsylvania, and they could have a huge impact on transportation statewide.

The renovated station

Statewide Spotlight: Lancaster's historic train station gets $18 million spruce-up

It was time for a facelift at the state's second-busiest Amtrak station, starting with the guts and ending with its gorgeous historic details. Getting from Philadelphia to Lancaster has never been easier or more enjoyable.

Love Statue

Eight small things that will have a big impact on Philadelphia in 2015

Check out our list of projects, initiatives and infrastructure upgrades that will boost the City of Brotherly Love in the new year.

Media Theater For The Performing Arts

Trolley Tourism: Cruising to Delaware County for classic bars, ethnic eats and walkable main streets

Starting with Upper Darby and ending in Media, our writer hitches a ride on SEPTA's 101 Trolley, taking in all the sites and flavors southwest DelCo has to offer.
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