July 31: The Secret Service speaks on Papal visit | Short-term transpo funding extension | PRA’s first conservatorship

The Secret Service is denying responsibility for limiting SEPTA service or suggesting businesses close during Pope Francis’s visit.

The consultant who blew the lid on the push to close I-95 for the Papal visit has been dismissed.

Another short term extension from Congress for the Highway Trust Fund.

Joe Cortwright says the reduction in vehicle miles traveled is helping the economy. “US consumers have about $150 billion annually to spend in the American economy (and their local economies) than if they drove more.”

NJ Republicans are seizing on Tom Wolf’s appointment flub to call for DRPA reform.

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority completed its first-ever conservatorship.

Will this be Philly’s first tiny home community?

Sarah Clark Stuart at the Bicycle Coalition says this is a key moment for fans of The Circuit in New Jersey to speak up.

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto is calling out Governor Tom Wolf’s pension borrowing plan.

In addition to being a cool story, Marielle Segarra’s Keystone Crossroads article on city waterfront fishing also has some neat embedded audio text links.

How will the push for higher minimum wages impact housing affordability?

The new wide shoulder striped on Washington Square rides an awful lot like a bike lane. 

There was a manatee in the Delaware River.

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