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Hoboken Terminal: Using Google Maps API to Optimize Transit Accessibility and Mobility

October 6, 2023 / Comments Off on Hoboken Terminal: Using Google Maps API to Optimize Transit Accessibility and Mobility

As part of a larger transit project, ESI recently evaluated travel times to job centers in New York City from all transit stops in Hudson County on bus, light rail, and PATH lines with direct access to Hoboken Terminal. The purpose of the analysis was to identify routes and stops that could be optimized to […]

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Linking Transportation and Land Use

March 3, 2023 / Comments Off on Linking Transportation and Land Use

The planning profession often has to look ahead, to see the bigger picture, and help connect people to their destination. One principle that helps achieve this is linkage between land use and transportation. This is vital for organizing at the neighborhood, community, county, and regional scales. Transportation services and infrastructure can impact land use patterns, […]

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The Pandemic’s Impact on Public Transit Ridership

February 10, 2023 / Comments Off on The Pandemic’s Impact on Public Transit Ridership

The 2019 pandemic has highlighted the crucial role of public transit agencies, albeit their challenging future. Buses, rails, street/cable cars, and on-demand services are among the most common modes connecting people to their daily destinations, like schools, workplaces, hospitals, and recreation centers. Looking across BLS’ four regions of states (Northeast, South, West, Midwest), the Northeast […]

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SEPTA Key Advantage Update: Institutional Pass Program Expansion

October 14, 2022 / Comments Off on SEPTA Key Advantage Update: Institutional Pass Program Expansion

Earlier this month, SEPTA made a few big announcements about the new Key Advantage program. If you haven’t yet learned about the new initiative that’s part of a broader strategy for an inclusive post-pandemic plan for the region, Key Advantage is SEPTA’s new institutional pass program. It allows institutions to purchase passes for all their […]

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SEPTA Key Advantage Update: Applications are Open

July 15, 2022 / Comments Off on SEPTA Key Advantage Update: Applications are Open

There’s some exciting news for large-sized employers in the Philadelphia region who are committed to sustainability, interested in returning to the office, focused on reducing demand for parking, or wanting to offer additional benefits to their employees after a tough couple of years: the SEPTA Key Advantage application is open! For those who may not […]

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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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