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July 31, 2020

A major drop in public transit use coincides with concerns about reducing air pollution that can exacerbate lung conditions.

In the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ben Fried made a difficult decision: He stopped riding New York City’s subway system.

He was not alone. Ridership on the city’s notoriously packed commuter trains dropped 92% in mid-April, wh...

July 30, 2020

As Congress negotiates the next big coronavirus relief package, it is clearer than ever that a sustained investment in Pennsylvania’s public transit systems, including SEPTA, is absolutely vital to our region’s recovery.

Funding for public transit in Pennsylvania can be described best as a series of Band-Aid fixes with no long-term solutions. Even before the...

July 29, 2020

A snapshot of global transportation data during six months of coronavirus reveals diverging paths for cities.

From skies to streets to subways, the coronavirus pandemic has brought dramatic and unequal changes to the ways that global societies move. Travel demand plummeted as stay-at-home orders and economic shutdowns swept the world, creating conditions that...

July 28, 2020

Trails are more important now than ever. In fact, due to COVID-19, many of Chester County’s trails have seen an increase in use over the past year, with some averaging more than fifty-percent.

The Chester County Planning Commission helps to advance the Circuit Trail network, the Greater Philadelphia’s multi-use trail network, by conducting feasibility studies...

July 27, 2020

UPDATE 7/23/20:

The asphalt binder for the multimodal path is down and concrete is getting poured this week and next week for bus shelter pads and curb walls.  Areas along the path have been regraded with topsoil to improve stormwater management. Concrete foundations for the new pedestrian light poles have been installed every fifty feet and three new block w...

July 24, 2020

If there’s one thing America definitely doesn’t need any more of, it’s parking lots — and during COVID-19, communities across the U.S. are seizing that under-utilized asphalt for pandemic-safe and equitable ways.

As many urbanists debate the implications of re-allocating curb and lane space from drivers to other road users without a robust public process, the...

July 22, 2020

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) today approved a six-percent toll increase for all E-ZPass rates systemwide and for PA Turnpike TOLL BY PLATE rates that had been established before last month’s permanent conversion to All-Electronic Tolling (AET) at these locations: 

  • Beaver Valley Expressway (I-376);

  • Delaware River Bridge (NJ border);

  • ...

July 21, 2020

And people who drive big, fuel inefficient cars should pay even more.
 

Nearly half of Americans think it’s time to rethink how we fund our road infrastructure by switching from a federal gas tax — which theoretically rewards drivers for choosing greener cars, but doesn’t always deter excessive driving itself — and replacing it with a tax based on how many mi...

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