May 18: Amtrak service resumes | 33,000 Indego rides | Queen of Jeans

Amtrak Northeast Corridor service between Philly and New York has resumed, and SEPTA is running limited service to Trenton. 

Amtrak has been ordered to deploy Positive Train Control at the crash site, but it’s not clear if this will even bring the technology into use ahead of schedule.

There wasn’t crude oil in the oil tanker cars near the 188 crash site, but what if there had been?

Our Newsworks colleague Jessica McDonald reports Indego bikers have logged 33,000 rides as of the end of last week, and the service now has 2,800 monthly members.

Philadelphia is the 10th most bikeable city in the country. The “top big city for biking” stylized fact you often hear only compares us to cities with over 1 million people.

GroJLart wants to know why the one retail space in the Home2Suites hotel that Inga Saffron trashed back in 2013 has never been filled. 

Paul Krugman sings the praises of New York City’s four-track subways. Did you know the Broad Street line is the only four-track subway outside of NYC? 

Genius: Kid Hazo and South Fellini unveil the “Queen of Jeans” sign on the construction site at 12th, Mifflin, and E. Passyunk. 

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