SEPTA Ride to 30th St Station Philadelphia, PA
In this video, JamesandKarla ride the SEPTA to the 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, PA.
The Philly Four: Group angry over Central Bucks book-banning policy
City considering replacing street lights with LEDs. Philadelphia's City Council’s Committee on Finance approved a bill that will allow the city to enter into a contract with Philadelphia Energy Authority. The agreement would allow for the group to replace Philadelphia's streetlights with LEDs, something other major cities like New York have already done. The potential contract is estimated to cost around $90 million.
The Philly Four: City gets rid of mask mandate after four days
Philadelphia announced the removal of the mask mandate on Friday, only four days after putting it in place. The Board of Health voted on Thursday night to end the mandate, citing the leveling of COVID cases and a decrease in hospitalizations. The mandate was initially met with backlash as a group of residents and businesses filed a lawsuit almost immediately after it took effect.
The Philly Four: Gas prices begin to fall but uncertainty looms
Safety official concerned over state of SEPTA stations. According to the SEPTA Transit Police, last year about 70,000 people violated code of conduct rules in stations and on trains. Riders have complained about people openly doing drugs in the city's subway stations as well. SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestel says that arrests are being made but blames the courts for allowing people accused of crimes out on bail and light sentencing.
The Philly Four: Free security cameras handed out to deter criminals in West Philadelphia
Group gives out free security cameras to deter crime. The West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative, a business group, is planning on giving out 300 security cameras to local businesses and residents in an initiative called "Project Safe Corridors." Jabari Jones, president of the collaborative, said the hope is that if a criminal comes into the area and sees cameras lining the streets they will think twice about committing a crime. Those wishing to receive a camera can apply online.
The Philly Four: Digital ETA update screens added to SEPTA bus stops
Digital screens showing an estimated wait time for SEPTA buses are being added to around 60 stops around Philadelphia. The screens are not run by SEPTA though, rather they are controlled by the Office of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability who manage the bus shelters. The screen displays what route the bus is one, how many minutes away it is and whether it is running on time or not.
The Philly Four: Researchers find lead in Philly school water
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