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The Hub 1/5/17: Clean Air Council’s Weekly Round-up of Transportation News

“The Hub” is a weekly round-up of transportation related news in the Philadelphia area and beyond. Check back weekly to keep up to date on the issues Clean Air Council’s transportation staff finds important.


Plan Philly: Trump strategy may pose threat to King of Prussia rail  – A shift in policy at the FTA is poised to make federal funding for rail projects more difficult to come by. SEPTA has been counting on FTA funding to complete the King of Prussia Rain Extension.


City Lab: People Aren’t Ready for Self-Driving Cars – Officials and engineers are heralding autonomous vehicles as bringing a new level of safety to our streets. The average driver is not convinced. In Philly, a thousand people rung in the New Year in an Uber – When the clock struck midnight New Year’s Eve 1,109 people were in an Uber. Keeping impaired drivers off the road, New Years is a huge night for TNC drivers. SEPTA and PATCO schedule updates, driving conditions and traffic in snowy Philadelphia  – The “Bomb Cyclone” has made travel in the greater Philadelphia area hazardous. SEPTA will be running on a modified schedule Friday, January 5.


Streets Blog: The Nashville Media Is Getting Played by Transit-Bashing Hired Guns – New transit development is always met with some opposition. Nashville has a solid transit expansion planned, but outside influence is swaying public perception.


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