May 15: NEC service could return Tuesday | Wolf’s municipal pension ideas | What goes in Southport

Amtrak’s CEO says he’s looking at Tuesday, tentatively, for full restoration of Northeast Corridor service.

Our Newsworks colleague Carolyn Beeler talks to Penn professor Dr. Vukan Vuchic about why the Northeast Corridor can’t handle faster trains.

Controller Alan Butkovitz says a marine terminal would be the highest economic impact land use for the 200-acre Southport section on the eastern end of the Navy Yard. The site is now used for auto processing.

Tom Wolf finally weighs in on what options he’d consider for fixing municipal pensions, including combining pensions to reduce management fees. Pennsylvania has a quarter of the nation’s municipal pensions, so we could probably stand to consolidate a bit.

Republican House Speaker John Boehner thinks it’s a stupid question to ask about the meager funding for Positive Train Control implementation–the technology that might have prevented the crash.

Seattle is letting builders satisfy minimum parking requirements by providing residents transit passes instead of building them parking spaces. 

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