January 13, 2016
Emergency crews are cleaning up from an accident on Route 130 in Pennsauken, near the Airport Circle, where a tanker truck overturned about noon Monday, according to a Camden County dispatcher. The truck, carrying fuel according to initial reports, fell onto its side, causing traffic delays as emergency crews rushed to the area, including a HAZMAT crew. There were no apparent injuries, according to an initial report. More details are expected to be released later. - Barbara Boyer
December 29, 2015
Service on SEPTA's Regional Rail Airport Line was briefly suspended Sunday afternoon. The train line was shut down around 4 p.m. because of power issues affecting signals, and passengers were shuttled by bus instead, an agency spokeswoman said. An estimated 84,000 people were expected to fly in and out of the airport on Sunday, she said, normal for a busy Sunday. A SEPTA Twitter account said at 4:23 p.m. that service had resumed, but also warned of residual delays of up to 15 minutes.
December 22, 2015
ISSUE | SEPTA Get me to the airport As a frequent rider on SEPTA commuter trains, I was surprised and angered by last week's schedule changes ("SEPTA revises runs for rail punctuality," Dec. 10). I have never experienced great delays on the Warminster and West Trenton Lines and have been extremely appreciative of the direct service to Philadelphia International Airport. The Melrose Park Station was renovated recently and is the only station in Cheltenham Township that is handicapped accessible.
December 17, 2015
In the Region Airport leadership team set Mayor-elect Jim Kenney announced Tuesday the leadership team at Philadelphia International Airport that will work with new airport CEO Chellie Cameron, whom Kenney on Dec. 3 appointed to the top job, effective after he officially becomes the city's leader on Jan. 4. Folasade "Sade" A. Olanipekun-Lewis, chief financial officer for City Council President Darrell L. Clarke, will shift to the newly created...
December 17, 2015 |
Mayor-elect Jim Kenney announced Tuesday the leadership team at Philadelphia International Airport that will work with new airport CEO Chellie Cameron, whom Kenney last week appointed to the top job, effective after he officially becomes the city's leader on Jan. 4. Folasade "Sade" A. Olanipekun-Lewis, chief financial officer for City Council President Darrell L. Clarke, will shift to the newly created position of chief administration officer at...
December 17, 2015
Drivers of electric cars can now charge their vehicles at the public parking lots at Philadelphia International Airport, the Philadelphia Parking Authority announced.Seven stations capable of charging 14 electric vehicles at any time have been installed: two on Level 1 in Garage C, two on Level 1 in Garage D, and three in the Economy Lot next to the airport toll plaza. Charging will be free until April 1. After that, rates may still be free, or there may be a $1 to $5 fee above the normal cost of parking in the lots, said Parking Authority spokesman Martin O'Rourke.
December 2, 2015 |
Mark E. Gale, CEO of the Philadelphia International Airport for seven of his nearly 28 years working at the airport, will retire early in 2016. For more than 20 of those years, Gale worked a variety of jobs overseeing airport operations and facilities. Mayor Nutter, who appointed Gale to the CEO post in 2009, made the retirement announcement Monday and called him "an outstanding leader. " "As the city has grown into a world-class destination, Mark has kept Philadelphia International on pace to address the needs of today's air travelers," Nutter said.
November 26, 2015 |
As travelers pass through airports on their way to visit their families this Thanksgiving, they should take note of the people pushing grandma's wheelchair, loading dad's golf clubs, or quietly mopping the terminal. These are some of the people who have been bypassed by a recovering economy. They suffer disproportionately from stagnant wages that have about 5 percent less buying power than they did five years ago. They are struggling to feed and shelter their families on wages that put them at or near the poverty line.
November 21, 2015 |
Mayor-elect Jim Kenney said Thursday he favors a $15 an hour minimum wage in Philadelphia, but thinks the "best way" to get that is for workers to organize in labor unions and collectively bargain with employers. Kenney, whose father was a unionized firefighter, told more than 200 cheering nonunion Philadelphia International Airport workers that when he takes office in January "some things are going to change around here. " Private firms that have contracts with airlines to provide skycaps, wheelchair attendants, baggage handlers and aircraft cabin cleaners - the nonunion workers in the protest - will be required to pay their employees $12 an hour.