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Philly, SEPTA Amongst Best Public Transit in USA

Seattle-based “Walk Score” cites Philadelphia as #5 Strongest Public Transit System. 2014 – USA Public Transportation Rankings [Overall] New York, NY. San Francisco, CA. Boston, MA. Washington, D.C. Philadelphia, PA. — Looking Ahead: Fare Payment Upgrades, 2015-2016. — Source: Dan McQuade (Philly Mag). Brought to you by Philadelphia Real Estate Blog. To view every Philadelphia Real Estate Listing,...CONTINUE READING

SEPTA Extends Overnight Weekends

Weekend Overnight Subway Service Extended Indefinitely The people of Philadelphia have spoken, late nite subways are here to stay [indefinitely]. Initially launched as pilot service this past summer, SEPTA announced continued overnight weekend subways through November 2nd, 2014 [at least]. Since its June 15th inception, overnight weekends have generated 15,000 riders per weekend [on average]. We imagine...CONTINUE READING

10 Reasons to Live in Philadelphia This Summer

Local attractions, amenities & specials adding that extra spice to our city of brotherly love … — # 1 – Center City Sips Citywide happy hour specials every Wednesday evening, all summer long ! June 4th – August 28th / 5 – 7 pm weekly $3 beer, $4 wine, & $5 cocktails Sponsored by Center...CONTINUE READING

2014 Arrives, Winter Follows

Happy Friday Philly. Hope everyone’s keeping warm & driving safe. As you may have noticed, the Philadelphia region was hit with up to 8 inches of snow last night & this morning. The worst appears to be over, as Philly.com’s John Bolaris reports. Skies should be clear by afternoon, with some sunshine as well; however,...CONTINUE READING

How Philly Gets to Work

More Than 1/3 of Philadelphians Utilize Driving Alternatives For Workday Commute 5th highest total in the United States, 4th highest total in the Northeast. The University of Oklahoma “Institute for Quality Communities” recently gathered data from the American Community Survey [via US Census Bureau], to examine which cities utilize driving alternatives for their workday commutes....CONTINUE READING

SEPTA’s 1st ‘Comprehensive’ iOS App

SEPTA launched their first “comprehensive” iOS app today ! The free iPhone application is now available in Apple’s mobile app store. Highlights include schedule access, real-time location updates, fare prices & more (detailed below). SEPTA’s Director of Emerging / Specialty Technology, Mike Zaleski, highlights the app’s strength in consolidating the mobile site’s features under “one...CONTINUE READING
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New Septa Fares Effective Today

For the first time in three years, SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority), issues fare increases effective today [Monday July 1, 2013]. Changes include: Token costs: $1.55 to $1.80 Transit line cash fares: $2.00 to $2.25 Regional rail lines experience varying fare increases from $0.25 to $2.00 Eliminates Zone 5 Fares Further fare increases will arrive...CONTINUE READING

202 N. 8TH St. Unit #110 Philadelphia, PA 19106

Just Listed in the Metro Club!   202 N. 8th St. Philadelphia, PA 19106 Old City Gorgeous 2 Bedroom / 2 Bath bi-level condo in the desirable Metro Club Condominiums with PARKING! Check out these other great features: Over 1,800 Sq. Ft. Open floor plan concept with 12 ft ceilings Main level has kitchen featuring...CONTINUE READING
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SEPTA Named Best Large Transit System

The American Public Transportation Association named SEPTA as the best large transit system in North America. They noted SEPTA’s consolidated control center, environmentally friendly construction programs, large fleet of hybrid buses, and financial management. SEPTA’s ridership this past fiscal year was 339.3 million passengers. That’s the highest since 1989. Check out Philly.com’s SEPTA named best...CONTINUE READING
Category:Philly Living

SEPTA’s Real Time Bus/Trolley App

SEPTA has unveiled the long-awaited real-time bus and trolley application called TransitView.  It is designed to be accessible by most smartphones.  The SEPTA buses and trolley’s are equipped with GPS and their positions are shown using Google Maps. Check out the article at Technically Philly for more on this announcement. This is brought to you...CONTINUE READING

SEPTA Upgrades

SEPTA’s pursuit of an electronic fare system is finally expected to be installed by May or June due to a $175 million loan that they will borrow from the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation.  The funding has been the major setback for SEPTA.  They have been trying to obtain it for the last 2 years. These...CONTINUE READING