The Hub 12/29/17: 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.
SEPTA: SEPTA To Begin Phase Out of Token Sales in Early 2018 – Tokens will no longer be sold at vending machines or windows along the Broad Street Line or the Market Frankford Line. Token lovers can still buy the coins at regional rail stations and over 200 independent retailers.
City Lab: How Washington, D.C., Built a Bike Boom – Washington D.C. has illustrated that good planning and safety infrastructure can increase cycling’s mode share. With new improvements, D.C. is now second only to Portland, Oregon in percentage of bike commuters.
Next City: Brooklyn-Queens Streetcar Faces Possible Funding Setback – Continuing feasibility studies are delaying ground breaking on the BQX streetcar that will connect underserved parts of Brooklyn and Queens.
Philly.com: Power line problems disrupt SEPTA rail service – Thursday morning overhead power outages suspended service on some regional rail lines. Officials are investigating the cause of the outages, though cold temperatures could be to blame.
Streets Blog: Streetsies: Vote for the Best and Worst of 2017 – Vote for you favorite (and least favorite) street improvements this year! Check back to see the winners!
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