July 9, 2020

Republican State Rep. Martina White plans to introduce legislation for automated bus lane enforcement in Philadelphia.

White, who chairs the State House public transportation subcommittee, issued a memo with her plan and calling for cooperation from her colleagues earlier this month.

The legislation would create two pilot programs that would allow the use of a...

July 8, 2020

The bikes were pulled more than a year ago over safety concerns.

Capital Bikeshare’s popular e-bikes will return to the Washington region’s streets Wednesday, more than a year after the pedal-assist vehicles were pulled due to reports of malfunctioning brakes.

Capital Bikeshare is rolling out “a few hundred” new e-bikes across its network this week and will gr...

July 7, 2020

Micromobility companies like Bird and Lime have laid-off workers, left markets, and scrapped vehicles in recent months. But these two industry insiders see a way forward for more-sustainable shared transportation. 

The Covid-19 pandemic has served up a cruel paradox for the micromobility industry: Even as urban residents need more socially distant ways to get...

July 6, 2020

Rob Henry, Executive Director for GVF, currently serves as the Chair of the Public Policy Committee for the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT), which is the premier TDM organization in the United States. He is also serving as the Immediate Past President.

We are excited to announce ACT's advocacy has led to the inclusion of TDM in House Select Com...

July 2, 2020

GVF is excited to see Transportation Demand Management (TDM) included in the report as a strategy to “inform and encourage travelers to maximize the efficiency of a transportation system leading to improved mobility, reduced congestion, and lower vehicle emissions.” 

Click here to read the Climate Crisis Report.

It's been about five decades since the pass...

July 1, 2020

The INVEST in America Act had cleared committee along party lines, is now part of larger $1.5 trillion proposal.

The House of Representatives has released the text of the Moving Forward Act that calls for $1.5 trillion in infrastructure investments across a number of U.S. economic sectors, such as transportation, energy, education, housing, and healthcare, am...

June 30, 2020

With a grant from the Knight Foundation, the new game being developed through Drexel University's Entrepreneurial Game Studio allows players to act as city managers in West Philadelphia's Mantua.

With a grant from the Knight Foundation, a new video game out of Drexel University’s Entrepreneurial Game Studio (ESG) will help players better understand urban plan...

June 29, 2020

SEPTA riders will notice changes next week following board approval Thursday of the authority’s latest fare plan, a $1.53 billion operating budget, and $640 million capital budget for the coming fiscal year.

The authority introduced the fare proposal in March, but not all of its elements will kick in Wednesday, the start of its 2021 fiscal year.

SEPTA has plan...

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Philly officials support automated bus lane enforcement and say it could improve ‘transit equity’ - PlanPhilly

July 9, 2020

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