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Meet the SustainPHL Nominees: #FuturePHL

This nominee is propelling Philadelphia’s future in sustainability. In August, Philadelphia’s SustainPHL Awards will highlight and celebrate these community changemakers. Join us to celebrate them and announce the recipient at the SustainPHL Awards on August 16 at WHYY! SUSTAINPHL #FUTUREPHL...
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SEPTA Fares Increase Today: Get Extra Change Ready

Today is the day: Get out that extra change (if you didn't hoard tokens last week...) SEPTA fares increase. SEPTA has routine fare increases to raise revenue - their 2014 operating budget is $38 million short of the $1.3 billion. Hey, when you're the #1 large transit system in the country, you have to keep up your eco-friendly programs, large fleet & awesomeness somehow. Find out the new SEPTA fares & other changes, after the jump:
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Fixing Philly’s Transit Problem: How to Turn Around Our Crappy Commutes

Are you a commuter who trudges into Philly everyday? Or worse, an urbanite who must leave the city every day to make a living? Philadelphia commutes are longer than the national average (31.5 minutes compared the to average of 25.5), and we have 253,000 workers commuting TO the city and an additional 147,000 city residents on the reverse commute daily. Philly has 25.6% of all commuters taking public transit, compared to 5% nationwide. This is half as much as New York's commuters (55.66%) in the number 1 spot, putting Philly at #7 after Jersey City, Washington DC, San Fran & other cities. Good, but not great. It's frustrating to see Philadelphia pat ourselves on the back for minor accomplishments when we could be SO much better. But in order to relieve our commutes, we need to improve SEPTA and public transit first. Here's what we have going for and against us:
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