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Old 11-13-2012, 09:33 AM
 
Location: The City
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:01 PM
 
Location: The City
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What Will It Take for New Philadelphians to Clean Up City Hall? | Philadelphia Magazine Articles
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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All Aboard: BRT Coming to City Branch

SEPTA considers Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) for the underground SEPTA portion of the Reading Viaduct
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:35 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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All Aboard: BRT Coming to City Branch

SEPTA considers Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) for the underground SEPTA portion of the Reading Viaduct
WTF , enough with these stupid bus proposals.... And i'm shocked the Transit community supports , typical of SEPA...this is why Septa doesn't expand because the community doesn't seem to push the right projects...
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:42 PM
 
Location: West Cedar Park, Philadelphia
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WTF , enough with these stupid bus proposals.... And i'm shocked the Transit community supports , typical of SEPA...this is why Septa doesn't expand because the community doesn't seem to push the right projects...
It's not the worst idea. It saves the tunnel for transit usage and makes it easier to upgrade in the future.

The competing plan for the tunnel right now is an underground walking/biking trail.

Given the choice I will take BRT any day, and I'm no fan of buses, but we have to preserve a key piece of infrastructure for transit rather than let it turn into a mile long homeless shelter, latrine, and mugging corridor.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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It's not the worst idea. It saves the tunnel for transit usage and makes it easier to upgrade in the future.

The competing plan for the tunnel right now is an underground walking/biking trail.

Given the choice I will take BRT any day, and I'm no fan of buses, but we have to preserve a key piece of infrastructure for transit rather than let it turn into a mile long homeless shelter, latrine, and mugging corridor.
I agree... this will one day turn into a light rail line I can guarantee that.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:17 AM
 
Location: The City
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From summer in another forum

More doings at Temple





http://www.piattarchitecture.com/projects/temple.html
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:18 AM
 
Location: The City
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And more from Summer

401 Race potential concept render


http://www.jkrpartners.com/portfolio...401/index.html
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:51 AM
 
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Am I alone in thinking that the Mint should move?

What a hulking behemoth of a steel/concrete box that cuts off Old City from Chinatown.
Move the Mint and the Roundhouse and get a few ped friendly infill projects on Race and you stitch that part of the city back together again. Franklin Square is a good first step but it could be better.

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401 Race potential concept render


http://www.jkrpartners.com/portfolio...401/index.html
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:54 AM
 
Location: The City
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Am I alone in thinking that the Mint should move?

What a hulking behemoth of a steel/concrete box that cuts off Old City from Chinatown.
Move the Mint and the Roundhouse and get a few ped friendly infill projects on Race and you stitch that part of the city back together again. Franklin Square is a good first step but it could be better.

The round house very well may be redevloped after they move to West Philly


Dont ever see the mint moving at this point (or the forceeable future)


Better connections into Franklin Sq would be a plus.

That area between Vine and Arch and 9th to 5th has a lot of potential
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