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Officials have released a map of proposed locations for Philadelphia's upcoming bike-sharing program, and the public can weigh in on where the bicycles...
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - New restrooms, ceilings that don't leak and buses that run closer to schedule are some of the short-term improvements the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey described Wednesday for its aging New York bus terminal.
The Street: If you're the type of house-hunter who hates car-centric suburbs but loves pedestrian-friendly cities, here's a look at five metro areas that offer America's best "walkable urbanism."
House leaders in Washington on Thursday introduced legislation to allow Amtrak to reinvest Northeast Corridor profits on improvements to the corridor, rather than to use that money to subsidize money-losing, long-distance routes in other parts of the country.
The transit agency on Tuesday launched "Dude It's Rude," an advertising campaign/gentle intervention aimed to get riders to curb knuckleheaded behavior.
Low-wage workers at Philadelphia International Airport, who are employed by airline and airport subcontractors, will rally Wednesday morning to demand that their employers, Prospect Airport Services and PrimeFlight Aviation Services, pay them the $10.88 an hour wage approved by Philadelphia voters in May as well as the right to form a labor union without interference.
New Jersey Transit bus passengers in southern New Jersey will be able to use their smartphones to travel.
SEPTA Regional Rail electrical workers, who approved a new contract with the transit agency late last month, will begin receiving their new, higher pay in checks that will be issued Friday.
Michelle Singletary: Maybe it's the dog days of a late summer. Could they be causing people to act so uncivil?
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals will pay $4 million for a five-year deal to put the Jefferson name on SEPTA's Market East commuter rail station in Center City.
SEPTA officials on Monday were still investigating why a 60-year-old homeless man was struck and killed by a Broad Street Line train on Sunday at the Walnut-Locust station.
A disabled train disrupted rush hour service this morning on the PATCO High Speed Line. PATCO has not yet provided information about the nature of the...
The Delaware River Port Authority has apparently shelved plans to hire a veteran Harrisburg public-affairs consultant.
The Street: Yesterday the Senate blocked a vote on the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinance Act, which would have let people with lingering student loans refinance them at the same rates offered to new borrowers.
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — It used to be enough to proclaim a goal of being a millionaire by age 40. Now that seems to indicate&hellip...
The Street: The increasing financial fragility of the average American may be leading to a down market and increase in the use of predatory sources of credit .
An investigation into an unsuccessful investment by the Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System (SERS) has "found no evidence of illegality" by Anthony Clark, the system's former chief investment officer, who persuaded the system to pump $250 million into Tiger Management Advisors as the first step in a planned hedge fund strategy.
On the eve of a contentious City Council debate about the sale of the Philadelphia Gas Works, the utility's prospective buyer reached out directly to PGW employees on Wednesday to reassure a worried workforce about its benefits package.
The Street: Most reviewers said their personal preference would not be for the larger screen iPhone 6 Plus, Apple's first foray into the "phablet" market where Samsung has already entered.
The Street: In 2014 alone, Whisper, Secret, and Yik Yak, three young smartphone apps for exposing your private thoughts anonymously, have collectively raised more than $80 million. It's a staggering figure for such a high-risk market.
The Street: In towns where there are no such thing as a cheap NFL tickets, "cheaper" tickets are a huge score.
The Street: Overall, auto industry sales are at 17.5 million at an annualized rate for 2014 — the best pace for auto sales since the beginning of 2006. But more consumers are late on car payments and taking on auto loan debt they may not be able to afford.
The Street: Even if your HR policy strictly forbids touching in the workplace, it’s bound to happen at some point, raising the question: If you have a co-worker who’s a hugger, do you accept it and move in for a big embrace, or should you be more cautious?