February 11, 2013 |
NEWPORT, R.I. - Travel eased and life slowly returned to normal for most New Englanders after a massive blizzard, but many remained without power in cold and darkened homes and a forecast of rain brought a new worry: Weight piling up dangerously on roofs already burdened by heavy snow. The storm that slammed into the region with up to 3 feet of snow was blamed for at least 14 deaths in the Northeast and Canada, and brought some of the highest accumulations ever recorded. Still, coastal areas were largely spared catastrophic damage.
November 21, 2012 |
SEPTA is extending services for late-night shoppers scouting Black Friday deals on Thursday night. * King of Prussia Mall: Bus routes 99, 123, 124 and 125 will run on regular schedule. Three extra trips are added to the Route 125 bus. The mall opens at midnight. * Montgomery Mall: Bus routes 94, 96 and 132 will run on regular schedule until the mall opens at midnight. * Plymouth Meeting Mall: Bus routes L, 27 and 98 will run on regular schedule. Stores open between midnight and 5 a.m. * Springfield Mall: Trolley service on route 101 and bus routes 109 and 110 will run on regular schedule prior to the mall's midnight opening.
November 1, 2012 |
You'll actually be on time for work today. Most of the area's mass transit systems are in good shape, although NJ Transit is still seeing bugs leftover from Sandy's flooding. Downed trees, wires and haywire signals forced either complete shutdowns or serious delays on the Philadelphia region's commuter routes since Sandy struck on Monday. "Everything is running," SEPTA spokeswoman Heather Redfern said this morning. "I think we're good today. " Trains, buses and trolleys are humming along, and the only delays are typical of a routine morning.
October 31, 2012 |
All SEPTA regional rail lines will be working Wednesday, operating from the normal start of service in the morning on a weekday schedule, SEPTA announced Tuesday evening. Meanwhile, PATCO announced that service resumed at 6 p.m. tonight, with trains departing every half hour. Amtrak was to resume most service in the area Wednesday, though New York City service remains suspended because of tunnel flooding. NJ Transit said it would resume limited bus service Wednesday in Camden.
July 25, 2012 |
NJ Transit will get $2.6 million to move ahead with plans for a "bus rapid transit" route to link South Jersey and Philadelphia, and SEPTA will receive $5 million to upgrade its 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby, federal transportation officials said Monday. In addition, NJ Transit is getting $73 million to upgrade its statewide bus fleet, including new buses that run on compressed natural gas. The South Jersey rapid-bus system along Route 55, Route 42, and I-676 would allow rush-hour buses to travel on highway shoulder lanes and medians for part of the trip to Philadelphia and would provide 1,800 new parking spaces for commuters in Winslow and Deptford Townships.
July 24, 2012 |
NJ Transit will get $2.6 million to move ahead with plans for a "bus rapid-transit" route to link South Jersey and Philadelphia, and SEPTA will receive $5 million to upgrade its 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby, Obama administration transportation officials said Monday. In addition, NJ Transit is getting $76 million to upgrade its statewide bus fleet and buy new buses that run on compressed natural gas. The South Jersey rapid-bus system along Routes 55, 42, and Interstate 676 would allow rush-hour buses to travel on highway shoulder lanes and medians for part of the trip to Philadelphia and would provide 1,800 new parking spaces for commuters in Winslow and Deptford Townships.
June 2, 2012 |
This weekend's traffic hotspots include South Philadelphia this evening, Kelly Drive on Saturday, and the route of Sunday's bike race, from Logan Square to Kelly Drive to Manayunk. Shore-goers have two reasons to get an early start today. The Phillies take on the Florida Marlin at 7:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park, which could jam major roads near the sports complex. Also, showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast, with heavy rain more likely after about 9 p.m. To check the forecast, go to Philly.com's weather page . On Saturday, from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., traffic will be detoured away from Kelly Drive because of the Independence Dragon Boat Regatta.
May 31, 2012 |
For two weeks starting Monday, SEPTA commuters can drop off canned and boxed food items as part of the annual Stop Hunger at Your Station campaign. A 2 p.m. rally today at 30th Street Station hopes to help get the word out to the public. Last year, more than 17.5 tons of food were collected, according to SEPTA. This year's donations will stock Philabundance's summer meals program to help kids while they won't be getting free or low-cost meals at school. Collection barrels will be available at 44 SEPTA locations, according to spokeswoman Heather Redfern.
April 25, 2012 |
North Philadelphia community activists are set to meet with SEPTA officials Wednesday to to voice their opposition to abbreviating the name of the late civil rights leader Cecil B. Moore on the buses that run along the avenue named in his honor. The route sign on the Route 3 buses that run along Cecil B. Moore Avenue was changed from "Cecil B. Moore Ave. " to "CB Moore Ave. " in December, officials said. Jerri Williams, a spokesman for SEPTA, said the change was made so the sign would be more visible to riders.
December 16, 2011
SEPTA's busy C bus route, which carries passengers along Broad Street, will be replaced by two renamed routes, starting Feb. 19. Currently, Route C buses operate on two different route patterns. One takes riders between Broad and Geary Streets in South Philadelphia and 11th Street and Nedro Avenue in North Philadelphia. The other travels Broad Street between City Hall and the Cheltenham and Ogontz Loop on the city's northern border. A new Route 4 will operate between 11th and Nedro (the Fern Rock Transportation Center)