Sal Gullotta

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Local News: Building a Stronger and More Diverse Culture Around News

May 6, 2022 / Comments Off on Local News: Building a Stronger and More Diverse Culture Around News

The decline of local news is hardly breaking news. But the slowness of this decline can obscure the impacts. As newspapers get thinner—and articles posted on their corresponding websites dwindle in content or quantity—information influencing key community decisions becomes harder to find and organize around. Reliable, accessible and equitable local news is an important component […]

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Meet the Interns: Introductions and Initial Thoughts

April 29, 2022 / Comments Off on Meet the Interns: Introductions and Initial Thoughts

Meet the Interns Econsult Solutions’ workplace, an already diverse place of wonderful and intelligent people, is even larger than it might seem—with currently 20 additional faces, personalities, and skill sets to go around! Ranging from assisting with research tasks to aiding in the business development and marketing aspects, the interns here are ESI are hard […]

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Post-Pandemic Philadelphia Mobility: New Challenges, New Innovations

April 22, 2022 / Comments Off on Post-Pandemic Philadelphia Mobility: New Challenges, New Innovations

Despite the fact that the City is once again requiring masking indoors, Philadelphians are on the move—or at least they are trying. In theory, remote work and online retail should have reduced the need for travel; however, for those who are still navigating around the city, there are serious challenges. Automotive congestion feels at least […]

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Prioritizing Equity in EV Infrastructure Planning with Data

April 15, 2022 / Comments Off on Prioritizing Equity in EV Infrastructure Planning with Data

As gas prices skyrocketed across the country these past few months, so has the conversation surrounding electric vehicles (EVs). Congress recently passed the 1.7 trillion-dollar infrastructure bill, with nearly 7.5 billion of it allocated towards building out America’s EV charging network. Now more than ever, people are looking for alternatives to their gas vehicles and […]

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SEPTA Key Advantage: A Driving Force for a More Equitable Philadelphia

April 11, 2022 / Comments Off on SEPTA Key Advantage: A Driving Force for a More Equitable Philadelphia

Access to reliable transportation is crucial to maintaining stable employment, achieving educational goals, accessing healthcare and social services, and participating in community life. With a per capita median income of under $30,000, transportation costs can be a significant burden on Philadelphians. How do we reduce that burden, while also maintaining a transit system that’s taken […]

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