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Old Posted Oct 14, 2014, 1:45 AM
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Man, considering how massive Philadelphia is, its subway system BLOWS! The Broad and Market lines are token at best. Southwest Philly, Northeast Philly, Germantown, and a dozen other neighborhoods not already connected via the Broad, MFL, or PATCO lines would have been well-connected if these lines were all built and running.
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DVRPC is doing a feasibility study on the cost of transit (most likely BRT) in the old City Branch.

http://nextcity.org/daily/entry/phil...e-use-park-brt
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SEPTA extends weekend Overnight Subway service indefinitely

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/201...-indefinitely/
Glad to see it continues to be successful. Philly showing some leadership! I wish DC/LA/SF etc would start a trial run of 24/7 service.
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This is too good to be true lol.

Korean Company Will Pitch Platform Screen Doors to SEPTA

Basically, TIS, Inc., based in Korea is proposing this idea to SEPTA to install basically glass sliding doors with advertisements on them to improve safety on the platforms. TIS will PAY for the installations, and should all go well, they will keep ownership of the doors/advertisements until they make back their investments from the advertisements (and I assume a nice little profit as well) after which they will turn over the advertisements to SEPTA who can then profit from the advertisements. On top of that, if all goes well, TIS, Inc. would like to headquarter their United States business operations in Philadelphia.

I like it. Sounds like a win win all the way around.

Here is the article on it:
http://philly.curbed.com/archives/20...s-to-septa.php
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That's encouraging news, and I hope that they work out a deal to get some platform doors on SEPTA. The safety benefits are pretty obvious, and in many cases allow for faster trips, since it becomes safer for trains to enter crowded stations at higher speeds.
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This is too good to be true lol.

Korean Company Will Pitch Platform Screen Doors to SEPTA

Basically, TIS, Inc., based in Korea is proposing this idea to SEPTA to install basically glass sliding doors with advertisements on them to improve safety on the platforms. TIS will PAY for the installations, and should all go well, they will keep ownership of the doors/advertisements until they make back their investments from the advertisements (and I assume a nice little profit as well) after which they will turn over the advertisements to SEPTA who can then profit from the advertisements. On top of that, if all goes well, TIS, Inc. would like to headquarter their United States business operations in Philadelphia.

I like it. Sounds like a win win all the way around.

Here is the article on it:
http://philly.curbed.com/archives/20...s-to-septa.php
Any way they can tack PATCO onto that? At least at 8th & Market. I've seen some crappy things on the tracks there (and pretty much only there).
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Any way they can tack PATCO onto that? At least at 8th & Market. I've seen some crappy things on the tracks there (and pretty much only there).
Truth. Well if it proves successful on SEPTA lines, I would see no reason why it would not then be expanded to PATCO.
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