March 30, 2020

President Trump on Friday signed a sweeping $2 trillion measure to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, but not before a late objection from a lone rank-and-file Republican forced hundreds of lawmakers to rush back to the capital even as the virus continued to spread through their ranks.

The move by Representative Thomas Massie, Republican of Kentucky, accomp...

March 27, 2020

SEPTA will reduce Regional Rail to an "Essential Service Schedule" starting on Sunday, March 29. This follows previous Regional Rail schedule adjustments implemented last week aimed at providing essential service during the COVID-19 crisis.  Service on Transit modes, including buses, subways and trolleys, will continue to operate on reduced Saturday schedule...

March 25, 2020

A group of U.S. economists, academics and policy makers say the Covid-19 pandemic is an opportunity to fix the economy — and the planet — for the long term.

If we’re going to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, then let’s do it in a way that shakes up the status quo. This is the message that a group of U.S. economists, professors, and veterans of the last...

March 24, 2020

According to Paul Statham, CEO at Condeco Software, “Coronavirus is accelerating working from home, a trend that was already happening in many businesses and organizations. According to our Modern Workplace 2019 report, 41 percent of employers now offer some form of remote working, and we expect that figure to be even higher in our next report due to be rele...

March 23, 2020

Philadelphia cyclists are responding to the coronavirus pandemic in jaw-dropping numbers, hitting the Kelly Drive Trail by an increase of 471% since the beginning of March compared to the same period last year, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia said Friday.

With tightening restrictions throughout the city and large parts of the county, it seems ma...

March 20, 2020

SEPTA is putting trains, subways and buses on a reduced Saturday schedule starting Sunday, March 22.

All transit, including the Norristown High Speed Line, will run less frequently. The approximately 25% reduction in services will include 24-hour subway service to ensure smooth commutes to area hospitals and other essential workplaces.

“We’re doing everything...

March 19, 2020

While the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, causing bike races—and many other large events—to be postponed and canceled, you might be wondering what you should do for your own personal health and how this could affect your training.

We tapped David Nieman, Dr.PH., health professor at Appalachian State University and director of the Human Per...

March 18, 2020

SEPTA is adjusting weekday Regional Rail schedules and offering refund options for some riders, the transportation authority announced Monday.

A severe weather service plan will be in effect for two weeks, beginning Tuesday, “to accommodate changing ridership levels.” Credits will be extended for valid unused and partially used passes.

PATCO is also...

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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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