September 13, 2015 |
The Philadelphia International Airport will receive a $100,000 federal grant to improve signs and signals at an intersection of a runway and a taxiway. The Federal Aviation Administration said the grant "is for designing and modifying the marking and signage for the intersection of Runway 35 and Taxiway S. " The north-south runway is known as 17-35, and the improvements are part of "a national initiative to identify airport risk factors that might contribute to runway incursions," said FAA spokeswoman Arlene Salac.
July 18, 2014 |
FOLLOWING through on regulations passed after last year's deadly building collapse on Market Street, Mayor Nutter yesterday unveiled new signage requirements for demolition and construction sites to make it easier for residents to alert the city about unsafe projects. For buildings three stories or higher, contractors must pay for a 3-by-5-foot sign showing a copy of the permit, a rendering of the project, its expected completion date, contact information for the owner and contractor, and instructions for reaching the city.
January 10, 2013 |
The high-ceilinged grand entrance to the expanded Convention Center at 111 N. Broad St. made its debut in spring 2011. Nearly two years later, it's still hard to tell. There's nothing to indicate that the building is, indeed, the Convention Center. To change that, the Convention Center Authority board is pushing to install digital signs above the three entrances facing North Broad Street. The signs could be changed for different events, such as the annual Philadelphia Auto and Flower Shows - the two largest draws every year - and could potentially generate revenue if the board decided to charge groups to use them to advertise their events at the center.
June 25, 2010 |
While cash-strapped public-transit systems in Connecticut, Miami and Chicago have talked about selling their stations' naming rights to private corporations, the SEPTA board went ahead and did it yesterday. The board unanimously approved a $5.4 million deal with AT&T to rename Pattison Avenue Station after the telecommunications giant. AT&T Station is scheduled to debut in August as the South Philly sports-complex gateway formerly known as Pattison Avenue Station. The board's approval was no surprise, given SEPTA's need for operating cash and the willingness of AT&T - the only wireless carrier that provides underground service in the subway system - to pay $3.4 million to the transit agency and $2 million to its ad agency, Titan Outdoor LLC, over the next five years.
June 17, 2010 |
Philadelphia sports fans and other Broad Street Line riders could be getting off at "AT&T Station" by August to attend events at the South Philly stadium complex. The SEPTA board is expected next week to approve a historic $5 million deal to rename Pattison Avenue station for the telecommunications giant. "Pattison Avenue station" will cease to exist on SEPTA signage and maps, although Pattison Avenue will remain Pattison Avenue and the Phillies' beloved catcher, Carlos Ruiz, will not change his name to "AT&T Presents Chooch!"
July 29, 2008 |
While driving a taxi during my college years in the early 1970s, I would regularly take a temperature on new arrivals to our area. Invariably, upon driving from the airport, passengers would ask me to identify the letters PSFS and PNB that adorned the skyline. Upon being told that they were monikers for banking institutions, a tacit sign of approval was then met by: "Where's the best place to eat here?" and "How are those Phillies doing?" There were no major markers identifying our great institutions of higher education, our wonderful teaching hospitals or most of our major industries.
October 22, 2004 |
William Mulleney reclined in the front seat of his black van on Interstate 95 near Philadelphia International Airport the other night, waiting for his cell phone to ring with the word that relatives had arrived on their flight from Oklahoma. He had no idea he could have parked for free near the airport itself and avoided risking a traffic ticket. "That's why I'm waiting here," said Mulleney, of Smyrna, Del., as his vehicle idled on the shoulder of the ramp for about 45 minutes.
July 21, 2004 |
Most of the thousands who drive Route 13 daily between Tullytown and Bensalem in Bucks County take little notice of the blighted, disaffected or unused structures that line much of the highway. Built for 1950s traffic, the corridor has become a dangerous, outdated and unattractive thoroughfare crying for help. The opportunity now exists to provide that help. The Route 13 Revitalization Plan, released in April, provides a blueprint for converting what many believe to be the most dangerous road in Bucks County into a model for enhancing community character while also improving safety and attracting economic development.
February 11, 1999 |
What is wrong with us? When will the public realize that any public entity is established for the public's use? All too often, the very entities created to serve us forget that we are the consumer. Just because there isn't any private competition, they decide on (or do not realize the importance of) having efficient, cost-effective programs.It's too bad that all government entities are monopolies for specific consumers. We need to remind ourselves that all such agencies are completely accountable to the public.
April 9, 1996 |
It's a small sign, really, and rather unassuming, except in its remarkable ability to provoke a quip, a smile, and lately, a fervent, old-fashioned debate. The crux of the controversy is a chalkboard display in front of Cabbages and Kings bookstore and the concern by some that it violates a new borough ordinance. The sign, bearing quotations of writers past and present, has incited the first public protest since the sidewalk-display and sign ordinances were adopted earlier this year.