By Luke Antoniou SmartCitiesWorld runs through five major takeaways from the US Inflation Reduction Act announced this week, assessing what is – and what isn’t – included in the measures to fight climate change. The Inflation Reduction Act has passed through the United States’ Senate and is expected to pass through the House in a matter of time before President Biden officially signs it into law. The act seeks to reduce the cost of living in the US, bringing down the cost of
By Tom MacDonald Click here for to read the full article. SEPTA’s newly renamed Media-Wawa line is now 3.5 miles longer, after three years of construction on a new transit hub near the convenience store chain’s headquarters. The new Wawa Station, located at 1490 W. Baltimore Pike, is the first expansion of rail service since the 1980s, said Richard Mahon, SEPTA’s chief of railroad operations. The expansion cost $197 million.
By Lizzy McLellan Ravitch Want to ditch your Key card? Android and iPhone users can apply to be part of the mobile ticketing pilot. Transit riders who are sick of fumbling with their SEPTA Key cards may now have an opportunity to ditch the plastic, as part of a new pilot test for mobile tickets that could be fully operational as soon as October. SEPTA is about to launch the second testing phase for technology that will allow users to tap in and out with their smartphone, on a
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 2022 7:30 AM— 10:00 AMEDT Crowne Plaza King of Prussia Register here Despite a pandemic, SEPTA’s King of Prussia Rail project progressed through several key milestones over the past few years. With each advancement stewarded by SEPTA’s dedicated leadership team, this transformative project moves closer and closer to becoming a reality. Join us for Together We Ride as we recap KOP Rail’s recent milestones and outline what's to come for this project, whic
By Aaron Moselle A long-awaited recreational path is one step closer to becoming a reality for bikers and walkers from Philadelphia and beyond. Thanks to a $1 million grant from the state, Philadelphia now has enough funding to complete a final design for the Spring Garden Street Greenway. When it opens, the roughly two-mile corridor will provide safe passage between the Schuylkill River Trail and the Delaware River Trail. Click here to read the full article.
With the outdoor activity season in full swing and as children get ready to return to school, Chester County has launched a safety awareness campaign to keep pedestrians and bicyclists safe - and drivers aware. The Walk. Ride. Drive. Safe campaign offers tips and rules for drivers, bicyclists and walkers when sharing lanes. The county’s more congested urban and suburban areas make safety awareness very important. “We have seen a major increase in the number of people walking
By DAVID MEKEEL Did you know that Amtrak has a bus service that connects Reading and Pottstown to trains in Philadelphia? Amtrek launched the thruway bus service between Reading and Philadelphia, with a stop in Pottstown in June. The service features two daily round trips. The bus service is designed to connect riders with Amtrak trains headed to the more than 1,000 destinations that are part of Amtrak’s national network. Buses depart and arrive at William H. Gray III 30th St
By Brock Weir, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Auroran As temperatures continue to rise, Green Development Standards will help ensure new builds and re-builds in Aurora are looked at through an environmental lens. Following Council’s approval earlier this summer, the Green Development Standards (GDS) came into effect this month, embedding “environmental protection into the design and development process in Aurora.” According to the Town, the GDS provides guidelines