Philly transit: Past, present, and future

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(Jacqueline Larma/AP Photo, File)

(Jacqueline Larma/AP Photo, File)

Guests: Christof Spieler, Jim Saksa, Jason Laughlin

Transportation expert CHRISTOF SPIELER has observed public transit systems all over the county. After taking a look at the history of Philadelphia’s transportation infrastructure (a system he said was  “spectacular” in the early 20th century), Spieler concluded that the system’s enormous potential has not been realized. Today, we’re going to discuss some of the biggest issues facing the Philadelphia transportation system with Spieler. We’ll talk about the problems with public transit, including the subways, buses and the regional rails, what changes are in the works, and get some ideas to make getting across town easier and more pleasurable. Guest host Mary Cummings-Jordan will also be joined by PlanPhilly’s JIM SAKSA, the Philadelphia Inquirer’s JASON LAUGHLIN.

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