HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForumSkyscraper Posters
     
Welcome to the SkyscraperPage Forum

Since 1999, the SkyscraperPage Forum has been one of the most active skyscraper enthusiast communities on the web. The global membership discusses development news and construction activity on projects from around the world, alongside discussions on urban design, architecture, transportation and many other topics. Welcome!

You are currently browsing as a guest. Register with the SkyscraperPage Forum and join this growing community of skyscraper enthusiasts. Registering has benefits such as fewer ads, the ability to post messages, private messaging and more.

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Discussion Forums > Transportation

Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #901  
Old Posted Oct 14, 2014, 1:45 AM
Jonboy1983's Avatar
Jonboy1983 Jonboy1983 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: The absolute western-most point of the Philadelphia urbanized area. :)
Posts: 1,412
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.
__________________
Transportation planning, building better communities of tomorrow through superior connections between them today...
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #902  
Old Posted Oct 15, 2014, 12:32 AM
summersm343's Avatar
summersm343 summersm343 is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 4,861
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
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #903  
Old Posted Oct 15, 2014, 4:57 PM
Eightball's Avatar
Eightball Eightball is online now
Young Yuppie
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: DTLA
Posts: 852
Quote:
Originally Posted by summersm343 View Post
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.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #904  
Old Posted Oct 23, 2014, 7:41 PM
summersm343's Avatar
summersm343 summersm343 is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 4,861
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
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #905  
Old Posted Oct 23, 2014, 8:59 PM
Muji's Avatar
Muji Muji is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 1,004
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.
__________________
My blog of then and now photos of LA: http://urbandiachrony.wordpress.com
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #906  
Old Posted Oct 23, 2014, 9:30 PM
josef's Avatar
josef josef is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Collingswood
Posts: 666
Quote:
Originally Posted by summersm343 View Post
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).
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #907  
Old Posted Oct 23, 2014, 9:49 PM
summersm343's Avatar
summersm343 summersm343 is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 4,861
Quote:
Originally Posted by josef View Post
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.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #908  
Old Posted Oct 27, 2014, 8:01 PM
Parkway's Avatar
Parkway Parkway is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 423
I saw my first Nova bendy bus and 40' when I was out today, wish I had the presence of mind to snap a picture. Does anyone know how long they have been in revenue service?
__________________
"It's like a giant ball of peanut butter with a stick of Dynamite in the middle."
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #909  
Old Posted Oct 27, 2014, 8:08 PM
josef's Avatar
josef josef is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Collingswood
Posts: 666
Quote:
Originally Posted by Parkway View Post
I saw my first Nova bendy bus and 40' when I was out today, wish I had the presence of mind to snap a picture. Does anyone know how long they have been in revenue service?
I SAW THAT TOO. Heh. Transit nerrrrddddssss.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #910  
Old Posted Oct 28, 2014, 8:35 PM
Parkway's Avatar
Parkway Parkway is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 423
It seems like all the 60' busses are concentrated on the 48, too bad considering I used to be a regular rider of the 33 and 55. Man those Neapolitans look like hammered s**t.
__________________
"It's like a giant ball of peanut butter with a stick of Dynamite in the middle."
Reply With Quote
     
     
End
   
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Discussion Forums > Transportation
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:06 PM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.