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January 18, 2007 | By Tom Belden INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Southwest Airlines plans to announce as soon as this spring new routes from Philadelphia International Airport, using five additional departure gates in Terminal E that it expects to have by Oct. 15, chief executive officer Gary C. Kelly said yesterday. But Southwest service here also will shrink a bit after March 10, when it stops flying between Philadelphia and Hartford, Conn., according to information on the airline's Web site. The airline, which has 65 flights daily out of Philadelphia, has made no announcement about abandoning the route.
NEWS
December 5, 1990 | By Burr Van Atta, Inquirer Staff Writer
A planner for SEPTA gave members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League a look last week at the latest in mass-transportation service for the Northeast. Work that began on SEPTA's Northeast Philadelphia Transportation Improvement Program (TIPS) a decade ago is now beginning to pay off, Joseph Tiernan told 35 members at a meeting last Wednesday in the auditorium of the Bustleton United Methodist Church, 9707 Bustleton Ave. "All that's needed now is a little help from Mr. Casey to find a permanent funding base, one not dependent on the fare box," Kiernan said.
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April 30, 2011 | By Daniella Wexler, Inquirer Staff Writer
Don't be surprised if you notice more cyclists this summer in Philadelphia. On Friday, the Mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities announced new north-south bike lanes in central Philadelphia as part of a six-month pilot program to allow easier access for cyclists on 10th and 13th Streets and Fairmount Avenue. The new routes - which will replace a traffic lane on each road - will run from Spring Garden Street to Lombard Street on 10th Street, and from South Street to Spring Garden on 13th.
BUSINESS
May 8, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Qatar Airways will add Philadelphia to its nonstop routes next year, making the city the carrier's fifth gateway in the United States. Qatar Airways chief executive officer Akbar Al Baker announced new routes on three continents Monday at the opening day of a Middle East travel exhibition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The airline flies to 126 destinations worldwide from its hub in Doha, the capital of Qatar, which borders Saudi Arabia. "Philadelphia is one of the major hubs of the soon-to-be merged American Airlines/US Airways and will provide Qatar Airways' customers with onward connections to over 100 cities," Al Baker said in a statement.
NEWS
November 27, 2011
SEPTA will hold a public hearing Tuesday on its proposal to discontinue the heavily traveled "C" bus routes and replace them with two new routes. The C bus runs on Broad Street from Pattison Avenue in South Philadelphia to Cheltenham and Ogontz Avenues on the Montgomery County border in North Philadelphia. A separate C spur route runs between Broad Street and Rising Sun Avenue to Nedro Avenue and 11th Street in the Olney section of North Philadelphia. The proposed change would create a Route 4 to operate between 11th Street and Nedro Avenue to AT&T station at Broad Street and Pattison Avenue in South Philadelphia.
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April 11, 1993 | By Donald D. Groff, FOR THE INQUIRER
USAir will begin daily nonstop service to Seattle and San Diego from Philadelphia on June 9, the airline announced. It will be the only nonstop service to those cities from Philadelphia by any regularly scheduled airline. For both the new routes, the round-trip economy air fares were initially posted at $530. But watch for fare discounting, which commonly accompanies the introduction of new routes. In the past, USAir has offered such discounts, and a spokeswoman said these routes, too, would be considered.
NEWS
December 30, 1999
Last Thursday's editorial in the Daily News urging SEPTA's talented, devoted and hard-working general manager, Jack Leary, to resign represents a classic case of misguided piling on. At the outset, let me start by making clear that SEPTA's handling of the tragic case involving Shareif Hall, a 4-year-old boy who lost his foot apparently due to an improperly maintained SEPTA escalator, cannot be defended. It was a bad case, apparently handled poorly by numerous divisions and responsibility centers within SEPTA.
NEWS
September 10, 1999 | By Jere Downs, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Dozens of times a day, someone walks up to a SEPTA agent and asks a simple question: Do you have a suburban transit map? The answer is equally simple. No. "When I tell them the new one isn't out," says SEPTA cashier Nylan Collins, "they say, 'Can you sell me an old one?"' (For answer, see above.) There hasn't been a new SEPTA map showing suburban bus and rail routes since 1989, and that one went out of print in 1995. Since then, patrons trying to sort out the R2 from R2D2 have been out of luck.
BUSINESS
February 25, 2003 | By Tom Belden INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
US Airways asked for government approval yesterday to fly nonstop between its Philadelphia and Charlotte, N.C., hubs and Mexico City, the second time the airline has tried to make money serving Mexico's capital. The application to the U.S. Department of Transportation said US Airways would start flying to Mexico City from Charlotte by October and from Philadelphia by early 2004, if U.S. and Mexican authorities give it the routes. Such applications usually are approved. US Airways flew the Philadelphia-Mexico City route for about 18 months in 1995 and 1996 before abandoning the effort because it was unprofitable.
NEWS
September 16, 1990 | By Jeff McGaw, Special to The Inquirer
The "beam-me-up" technology known among Star Trek fans is not yet available to commuters, but transportation expert Joseph W. McMahon says there are some down-to-earth solutions to suburban transportation problems. Telecommuting, for example, is practiced in places such as California's Silicon Valley where much of the workforce is computer-intensive. Employees usually work from home, transfer their work via computer modem and spare themselves a commute, said McMahon. His transportation engineering company, McMahon Associates Inc. in Willow Grove, was hired by a recently formed group called Partners for Transportation Action Transportation Management Association, or PTA/TMA, to look into transportation problems in Eastern Montgomery County.
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January 3, 2015 | By Tom Avril, Inquirer Staff Writer
Shortly after 10:30 a.m., with the pretzel-eating spectators jammed four deep in front of the Union League, there was an only-in-Philly moment. The Oregon wench brigade was marching up Broad Street from South Philadelphia - a squadron of burly fellows who, despite the pastel frocks, were not really going for the feminine look. Headed the other direction was the LGBT Liaison Committee, which included a half-dozen glittery drag queens - or, as some prefer to be called, female impersonators.
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December 12, 2014
THEY FLOATED in like driftwood, coming to shore in the subterranean hall of the Mummers Museum, the art deco depository of Mummers lore, law and love. Many wore colorful windbreakers adorned with the names of their storied clubs - Quaker City, Duffy, Woodland, Murray. Wednesday was the night of the annual Roundup, where Mummers get "The Word" from "The City" about plans for "The Parade. " It began with handshakes and half hugs as the families came together for a sit-down - the four divisions, the 29 clubs, the thousands they represent.
BUSINESS
March 8, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
The new American Airlines Group Inc. is continuing to tweak its schedule as it looks ahead to combining US Airways and American, which will be Philadelphia's dominant airline. The latest evidence is the addition of three new nonstop destinations out of Philadelphia to Charleston, W.Va.; Memphis, and Lexington, Ky., announced by American and US Airways on Thursday. The flight additions would seem to bode well for the future of Philadelphia International Airport as a hub for the new American, the world's largest airline by passenger traffic, ahead of United and Delta airlines.
BUSINESS
December 20, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Airline pilots, flight attendants, an industry trade group, and U.S. lawmakers were in Philadelphia on Wednesday to protest a decision by the Department of Homeland Security to open a U.S. Customs preclearance facility in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan (R., Pa.) has cosponsored legislation signed by 120 lawmakers, including Reps. James Gerlach (R., Pa.) and Robert Brady (D., Pa.), that would block funding for the facility the Emirates government has agreed to build.
BUSINESS
May 8, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Qatar Airways will add Philadelphia to its nonstop routes next year, making the city the carrier's fifth gateway in the United States. Qatar Airways chief executive officer Akbar Al Baker announced new routes on three continents Monday at the opening day of a Middle East travel exhibition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The airline flies to 126 destinations worldwide from its hub in Doha, the capital of Qatar, which borders Saudi Arabia. "Philadelphia is one of the major hubs of the soon-to-be merged American Airlines/US Airways and will provide Qatar Airways' customers with onward connections to over 100 cities," Al Baker said in a statement.
NEWS
August 3, 2012 | By Juan Zamorano, Associated Press
METETI, Panama - Led by smugglers armed with knives and machetes, Mayra Reyes and 14 other Cubans sloshed through swamps and rivers and suffered hordes of mosquitoes as they struggled across the Darien Gap between Panama and Colombia, the only north-south stretch of the Americas to defy road-builders. After walking for three days, the group reached the foot of a steep, scrubby mountain. There, the smugglers peeled away and told the Cubans they would have to press ahead alone. "I thought I was going to have a heart attack," the hairdresser from Havana told the Associated Press.
NEWS
November 28, 2011
PHILADELPHIA Goodbye to C bus? SEPTA will hold a public hearing tomorrow on a proposal to discontinue the C bus routes and replace them with two new routes. The C bus runs on Broad Street from Pattison Avenue, in South Philadelphia, to Cheltenham and Ogontz avenues, on the Montgomery County border. A separate C spur route runs between Broad Street and Rising Sun Avenue to Nedro Avenue and 11th Street, in Olney. The plan is to create a Route 4 to run between 11th Street and Nedro Avenue to AT&T Station at Broad and Pattison.
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November 28, 2011 | BY PHILLY'S TRANSIT KIDS
TOMORROW, SEPTA will hold a public hearing regarding bus Route C. Their plan is to eliminate Route C in its entirety and to create two new routes out of it. The "Cheltenham" division of Route C would be rebranded as Route 4, and the "11th and Nedro" division of Route C would be re-branded as Route 16. The reason for this change is to eliminate confusion between the two distinct branches. Currently, Route C operates from the Cheltenham and Ogontz Loop, in Cheltenham Township, to the intersection of 15th & Market Streets, in Center City.
NEWS
November 27, 2011
SEPTA will hold a public hearing Tuesday on its proposal to discontinue the heavily traveled "C" bus routes and replace them with two new routes. The C bus runs on Broad Street from Pattison Avenue in South Philadelphia to Cheltenham and Ogontz Avenues on the Montgomery County border in North Philadelphia. A separate C spur route runs between Broad Street and Rising Sun Avenue to Nedro Avenue and 11th Street in the Olney section of North Philadelphia. The proposed change would create a Route 4 to operate between 11th Street and Nedro Avenue to AT&T station at Broad Street and Pattison Avenue in South Philadelphia.
NEWS
June 6, 2011 | By Phil Anastasia, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
New Egypt's Emily Bausher is a tough pitcher to beat under the best of circumstances. Give her a 9-0 lead in the first inning and the task becomes the softball version of Mission Impossible . That was the situation for Gloucester in Monday's state semifinals at Rancocas Valley's athletic complex. The Lions surrendered nine runs in the first inning and fell, 10-0, in a game that was shortened to six innings by the mercy rule. "We never had an inning like that all year," Gloucester coach Dave Light said.
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