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As they flock to urban areas, members of the so-called millennial generation are discovering that they prefer to get around by public transit, biking, or walking instead of driving, according to a report promoted Wednesday at Rutgers University's Camden, New Brunswick, and Newark campuses.
SEPTA is shuffling equipment and workers to try to deal with chronic crowding problems on Regional Rail trains, as ridership rises and old cars and locomotives break down more frequently.
Lyft Inc., a ride-share company seeking to operate throughout Pennsylvania, has asked the state Public Utility Commission to ease two requirements for its service.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California will forge ahead with plans to build the nation's first bullet train by buying land in the Central Valley and demolishing buildings in the path of the $68 billion rail line after the state Supreme Court decided not to hear an appeal from opponents of the project.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A former New Jersey Transit supervisor has been sentenced to a year of probation and six months of home confinement for accepting an $8,000 bribe and power washing services in connection with a snow removal contract.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Transit's board has voted to pay $6.5 million to settle a lawsuit from a woman who had to have her leg amputated after she was hit by a bus.
Negotiators for SEPTA and Regional Rail locomotive engineers reached a tentative agreement, which will avert a possible commuter rail strike if the pact is accepted by the engineers and the SEPTA board.
President Obama on Friday created a three-member board to mediate the long-running labor dispute between SEPTA and its Regional Rail locomotive engineers.
HARRISBURG - No new laws are likely to be passed this year to permit "ride-share" companies such as Uber and Lyft to operate in Pennsylvania, legislators said Thursday after a state House committee hearing on the issue.
The president's decision averts a potential strike that would shutter the transit authority's Regional Rail lines.
A proposed $1.6 billion light-rail line between Glassboro and Camden has hit a significant roadblock: The Federal Transit Administration will not proceed with a required environmental study because the planned rail line has no owner or operator.
The Federal Railroad Administration will host a series of public meetings on the future of the Northeast Corridor, including a session in Philadelphia on Nov. 19, at SEPTA headquarters, 1234 Market Street, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
To avoid a strike by Regional Rail engineers next week, SEPTA has asked President Obama to establish another emergency board to mediate the long-running labor dispute.
Laura and Matthew Reale don't scare easily. Consider that they married 15 years ago this month with no guaranteed income.
As more shoppers stay home and buy by phone, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has killed plans to keep opening new U.S. stores at the rate of more than one a day, and is instead building high-tech warehouses that ship straight to consumers, including one with help from a Pennsylvania tax break.
As president of Moore College of Art and Design, Cecelia Fitzgibbon manages a budget of $20.2 million and a staff of 177.
The Street: Marvel superheroes are a powerful force in the movie universe, but it's going to take a huge plot twist to get them all fighting on the same side.
Accounting firms issue tax publications that are handy jungle guides to filing your returns, maximizing deductions, and bunching up year-end expenses.
BERLIN (AP) - A planned strike by pilots at Lufthansa has been expanded to include a one-day walkout Tuesday at the German airline's long-haul fleet.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ Stephanie Kelton is supposed to fly to Dallas next week. She already has her plane ticket. But she's seriously thinking of driving...
After 5 years in London, Lindsey Scannapieco returned to Philly in June and won a competition to remake the historic S. Phila. school.
Sign a contract for goods or services, and you've got at least three days to back out, right?
A white sign fluttered from a fourth-floor balcony at the Piazza at Schmidts where six young men and women sipped from bottles and red plastic cups, music blaring below.
I lifted my backpack to my knees, shuffling everything inside it until I found my headphones and sketch pad. I needed these objects to distract me from hearing the man in front of me, belting out the Portuguese song playing on his iPod. Along with the oth