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For all the tens of billions of dollars that the nation has spent on screening passengers and their bags, few airports made a comparable investment to secure the airplanes themselves.
When the Delaware River Port Authority borrowed $487 million in December to repair its bridges and refurbish its PATCO train cars, it paid about $1.5 million to politically connected lawyers and bankers.
In a rare bistate effort, Pennsylvania and New Jersey officials Thursday proposed an overhaul of the Delaware River Port Authority to ban economic-development spending and increase public accountability.
If you've driven on the Walt Whitman Bridge, the Schuylkill Expressway around Gladwyne, I-95 near the SugarHouse Casino, or on the Pennsylvania Turnpike between Horsham and Fort Washington, you've crossed a certifiably decrepit bridge.
Speed-enforcement cameras would "dramatically change the driving culture" on Roosevelt Boulevard, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey told state lawmakers on Monday, urging passage of a bill to legalize such cameras.
Delta Air Lines Inc. is making more money by filling more seats on its planes and paying a bit less for fuel.
Boeing's increased rate of commercial jet manufacturing is starting to pay off for shareholders.
The National Mediation Board said Tuesday that pilots at JetBlue Airways Corp. voted overwhelmingly to unionize, reversing two earlier votes.
The average price of an airline ticket for travel within the U.S. rose by just $1 last year, although prices are still modestly higher than they were five years ago.
PATCO commuters will get train-information message signs, new safety cameras in stations and parking lots, and full-time repair crews for escalators and elevators, following approval Wednesday by the PATCO board.
The Street: If money is no object, Oliver's Travels has come up with what may very well be the final frontier for adventure-seeking honeymooners — two nights, 200 meters under the ocean waves on a luxury submarine.
Airlines will begin reporting first-quarter earnings next week, and despite a rough winter most expect strong profits this spring and beyond.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation wants to hear about your transportation priorities. In an on-line survey, PennDOT is gathering public preferences on how to spend transportation funds.
Century 21, the discount designer department store coming to the Gallery at Market East, will act as a catalyst for plans to renovate the Center City retail complex, says Joseph Coradino, chief executive officer of Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, which owns the mall.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont has raised the stakes in the debate over genetically modified foods by becoming the first state to pass a bill requiring that they be labeled as such in the grocery aisle, making the move despite the opposition of the powerful U.S. food industry.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says the agency is trying to thread the needle - seeking to achieve its open-Internet goals within the confines of Verizon latest appeals court victory.
Says RJMetrics, citing Meetup data
While traffic fatalities have dropped to record lows in recent years, motorcycle deaths have risen, reflecting both an increase in the number of riders and the inherent vulnerability of the vehicles.
In what would transform a bedraggled slice of central Philadelphia, demolition crews are weeks away from dismantling nearly an entire side of the 1100 block of Chestnut Street, part of a $60 million to $70 million redevelopment tapping the soaring apartment market and surging appetites to shop and live east of Broad Street.
Although the severe winter led to thousands of flight cancellations, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines reported record first-quarter profits that beat analysts' expectations.
SEPTA's board of directors Thursday approved an advertising contract that will pay the transit authority at least $150 million over seven years.
The Street: If your brewery brewed beer with maize when it opened because it was the best option available, somehow managed to survive Prohibition and avoided being bought out by the bigger breweries afterward, should it be considered craft?
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Workers at Philadelphia's two largest newspapers won't be able to mount a bid for their troubled company, after a wealthy potential backer balked at the projected $77 million opening price.
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) - The image of Scotland's largest city as a hard and dirty industrial center is long gone. Instead, this former European Capital of Culture is now widely regarded as one of Britain's most lively and stylish urban destinations. It boasts the best shopping experience in the U.K. outside of London and is home to a variety of annual festivals celebrating everything from rock music and comedy to literature and the arts.