June 25, 2016 |
The American Civil Liberties Union sued the City of Philadelphia in federal court Thursday over denial of a permit for a protest march down Broad Street on the opening day of the Democratic National Convention. The suit comes five weeks after longtime activist Cheri Honkala, who heads a group known as the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign, sought a permit to march from City Hall to the Wells Fargo Center beginning at 3 p.m. July 25. Honkala, who aims to highlight the plight of the homeless, said she thinks officials want to create a "festival" atmosphere here during the July 25-28 convention.
March 7, 1996 |
Supervisors probably will give Lockheed Martin the green light for its proposed development along Route 332 on one condition: It agrees on a traffic-impact fee with the township. The township Planning Commission voted unanimously Tuesday night to recommend approval for both Lockheed Martin and Holy Family College to build on 52 acres on the bypass near Interstate 95. The Board of Supervisors is scheduled to hear the proposals at its Wednesday meeting. "Really, the only remaining issue here is this discrepancy in the traffic-impact fee," said Supervisor Steve Sanderlin.
January 17, 1986 |
Traffic on the Schuylkill Expressway was heavier yesterday because about 10 percent of the motorists who had abandoned the roadway Wednesday, the first day of roadway construction, ventured back to the highway. But the additional drivers did not add substantially to delays on the expressway, and officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said they continued to be pleased with, although wary of, developing traffic patterns. "We can't give a trend yet, because the traffic is still shifting," said PennDOT spokewoman Lois Morasco.
August 7, 2012 |
Officials closed the southbound lanes of I-95 in Bensalem for more than 3 1/2-hours today so crews could remove a tractor-trailer that overturned in the predawn hours. They also had to patch damage where the rig gouged out a section of the roadway. No serious injuries were reported in the crash around 5 a.m. near Route 413. Officials said the tractor-trailer carrying watermelons was northbound on I-95 when it went out of control, crossed the grassy median and flip on its side in the lane closest to the median.
July 25, 2012 |
A car crashed through a handrail and down steps leading to the entrance of The Gallery at Market East during rush hour this morning in Center City. The crash occurred at 9th and Market Streets shortly after 7 a.m. It involved a red, Oldsmobile Achieva and a gray Dodge Caravan minivan. No one appeared to be seriously injured. But the scene drew astonished commuters as the Achieva perched half-way down the concrete steps between Kmart and the mall's entrance. The identities of the drivers were not immediately available, but both vehicles had Pennsylvania license plates.
February 5, 2007
Better traffic flow could help conserve energy I was very encouraged to read that Montgomery County is planning to do something about global warming ("Montco joins an end run to Kyoto," Jan. 22). One of the steps that could be taken to assist with this problem is to expedite traffic flow in the county. Perhaps the most egregious problem is the newly installed traffic light at Route 309 and Paper Mill Road, which backs up traffic for blocks and blocks, not just during the rush hour.
January 27, 2015 |
A storm forecasters warned could become a "crippling and potentially historic blizzard" for New York City and New England might dump as much as two feet of snow around the Philadelphia region. The wintry blast was expected to begin softly overnight into Monday morning, with one to three inches of snow certain to complicate the early rush hour. The National Weather Service said a second, behemoth storm would arrive Monday evening, slamming the region with 14 to 24 inches into Tuesday, with wind gusts as high as 30 m.p.h.
March 22, 1996 |
Suppose they gave a highway opening and nobody came? A funny thing happened on the way to yesterday morning's rush hour commute through the newly reopened - but crippled - section of fire-damaged Interstate 95: Most commuters found another way. "I would give people a grade of A-minus today," said Metro Traffic anchor Max Vierra. "It seems that everyone stuck to their alternate routes that they'd already chosen, and we thought that was pretty darn good. " At 7:30 a.m., the time a weekday rush hour normally begins to crest, it was an easy, 15-minute cruise from the Princeton Avenue on-ramp near Cottman to the Center City exit.
October 25, 1987 |
During an emotional 3 1/2-hour meeting, more than 40 area residents objected to plans for an office development on Valley Green Road near Route 309 in Whitemarsh Township, citing possible increases in traffic. Hansen Properties of Horsham is seeking preliminary approval of a subdivision which would contain a three-story office building with 83,000 square feet of space on 16.8 acres. The supervisors continued the matter until their Nov. 12 meeting so that they could discuss possible fees to be charged for any improvements made to roads.
December 10, 1991 |
A spokesman for the Delaware River Port Authority has confirmed what thousands of motorists - strapped into their cars and trucks and snaking toward the Benjamin Franklin Bridge during rush hour - have come to know through experience. There are more of them out there, angling their way toward tollbooths. Traffic on the Ben Franklin last month was up almost a quarter-million vehicles over the previous November, according to Carlton Read, authority spokesman. Where were all those motorists coming from?