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Located within 200 miles of more than 46 million people, Philadelphia has long been a leader in moving people and things quickly and safely. Access to the city, suburbs and the rest of the country world is made easier here. Philadelphia International Airport provides non-stop flights to the West Coast, Europe and South America and has consistently ranked in the top-10 among the world's busiest airports. PHL, which is poised for more expansion, has an annual economic impact of $16 billion. On land, Philadelphia's Amtrak station is the third busiest in the country, and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is one of only two U.S. transit agencies that operates all five major types of rapid transit. SEPTA is the sixth-largest U.S. transit system by ridership and employs about 9,000 people. At sea, the region is home to three major shipping ports, which have historically transported the more perishable goods than any other port in the country.

Transportation Features

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.' 

I Woke Up Like This

PHILLY 3 FOR ALL: A morning dance party, celebrating architecture and building bikes for nonprofits

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

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?
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