April 29: Kerkstra tax tips | Bus rapid transit in the Burgh | Malls and alleyways

If you’re new to the Philly tax reform debates, or if you’re looking for some good insights on the changing coalition politics around that issue, you can’t do better than Patrick Kerkstra’s Citified piece from yesterday.

PA Congressman and Transportation Committee chair Bill Shuster won’t recuse himself from voting on airline regulation after his relationship with an airline lobbyist was made public.

Pittsburgh’s bus rapid transit plan is moving forward. Mayor Bill Peduto has pledged one of the best BRT lines in the US. By all accounts the Cleveland Healthline is the gold standard for American BRT.

Everyone’s interested in Market East revitalization, but Market West isn’t exactly a destination after 5pm. There are some signs that’s starting to change.

Jeannette Brugger is Philly’s new bike/ped coordinator, replacing Charles Carmalt.

Jarrett Walker raises some important concerns about whether microtransit and traditional public transit are in a fair fight. 

How to design a good pedestrian mall.

More cities are trying to restore their alleyways into nicer public spaces. Which Philly alleys would you like to see fixed up?

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