Topic : Democrats

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Senate Dems propose $1 trillion infrastructure plan

Government Issues| January 25, 2017

They pitched their plan to President Donald Trump and asked for his support.

SEPTA Pulls Out All the Stops to Transport DNC Attendees

| August 17, 2016

The recently adjourned 2016 Democratic National Convention put Philadelphia in the national — and international — spotlight once again. For the third time in four years, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority transported thousands of visitors to the City of Brotherly Love and its surrounding counties. As with the U.S. Open in 2013 and the World Meeting of Families and Papal Visit in 2015, public transit was a key component for all event activities.

Government Issues| August 15, 2016

Both parties address infrastructure funding — poorly

I wrote last time that, once again, everyone agrees that funding for infrastructure must be increased but disagree on how to pay for it. Since then, both major U.S. political parties’ platforms have been voted on in this presidential election year, and they were true to the previous pattern, but could not be more different this time.

Sustainability| July 22, 2016

SEPTA to demo Proterra electric bus during Democratic Convention

The project is one component of Philadelphia’s commitment to hosting the most sustainable national political convention ever.

Rail| July 11, 2016

SEPTA expects downed railcars to remain out of service through Labor Day

A week ago, the agency shut down 120 Silverliner V cars after defects were found in the suspension systems. The shortfall has resulted in many delays, standing-room-only cars and morning trains having to skip stops nearest to downtown Philadelphia after reaching maximum capacity.

Security and Safety | July 7, 2015

Dems push for increasing positive train control funding

Railroads currently have until Dec. 31 to install the positive train control system, which some Democrats have complained is an unfunded mandate, however, and some Republicans had pushed to move it back before the Amtrak crash in May.

Rail| September 5, 2012

DNC avoids RNC bus woes with N.C. light rail

Since Monday, attendees and other passengers boosted ridership on LYNX by 148% over a typical weekday. About 250 buses will be used to move nearly 6,000 delegates to DNC events. In Tampa, 400 buses were used to transport 2,200 RNC delegates, but several buses were late for state delegations.
Bus| August 28, 2012

CATS builds temporary transit center for DNC

Crews are installing floors, paths, customer service centers, air conditioned tents, picnic tables and restrooms. The agency is shutting down the regular transit center because of security concerns. It will run all bus routes, but will detour around DNC-related street closures.

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