June 11: Setback for plastic bag tax | Ride-hailing without smartphones | Roxborough neighborhood plan

Councilman Mark Squilla is withdrawing his bill for a five-cent plastic bag fee for now.

Uber is rolling out a beta version of TextBER, a ride-hailing platform for people without smartphones. The company says they’re adding 3,000 drivers a month in Pennsylvania.

This ultrasonic sensor would allow bicycle officers to enforce PA’s four-foot berth law against passing within four feet of cyclists.

There’s a new five-year neighborhood plan for Roxborough.

The Saint Index, which tracks attitudes toward development, finds “more support than opposition for new development projects for the first time in the study’s history.”

How much are local political grudges holding back Pennsylvania’s distressed cities?

Pipeline builders don’t have to pay property taxes in PA.

Seattle is fixing up its alleys as pedestrian street. 

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