September 8: 22,888 hit-and-runs since 2014 | SEPTA doubling number of stations open for Pope

There were 22,888 hit-and-runs in Philadelphia since January 2014, according to an NBC investigation by Mitch Blacher. This has police and some City Council members looking at heightened enforcement and street design changes to bring the numbers down.

Philadelphia Police are writing a third of the tickets for moving violations than they were in 1999, reports Mark Fazlollah, in an article on the city’s slackened commitment to traffic safety enforcement.

Two 25-year-olds were killed by a taxicab while crossing the street on N. Broad Street near City Hall yesterday. 

SEPTA is doubling the number of subway stations open during the Papal visit. 

Hidden City has a video on the history of Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor.

Jake Blumgart on land trusts in Kensington.

In case you found yourself wondering about the beachfront zoning and development regulations while down the shore this summer, NJ Spotlight has an explainer.

San Francisco’s new user-friendly transit map uses line thickness to show which buses have the most frequent service. 

 

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