Crews free barge wedged under I-676 bridge and traffic resumes

The Army Corps of Engineers was working to free the 100-ton barge early Thursday.

Vine Street Expressway, SEPTA Regional Rail shut down because of unsecured barge

Video showed a loose barge appearing to make contact with the Vine Street Expressway bridge.

Vine Street Expressway, SEPTA Regional Rail shut down because of unsecured barge

Video showed a loose barge appearing to make contact with the Vine Street Expressway bridge.

Bankrupt Hertz is still wrongly accusing customers of stealing its cars, lawsuit claims

Rent-a-car customers who use debit cards and extend their contracts have been arrested at gunpoint, charged with grand theft auto, and thrown in jail. Hertz says there's no "systematic problem." A Philadelphia-area attorney says dozens of lives have been ruined.

Bankrupt Hertz is still wrongly accusing customers of stealing its cars, lawsuit claims

Rent-a-car customers who use debit cards and extend their contracts have been arrested at gunpoint, charged with grand theft auto, and thrown in jail. Hertz says there's no "systematic problem." A Philadelphia-area attorney says dozens of lives have been ruined.
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Bars closed and traffic dropped during the pandemic, but DUI arrests are up

The ripples formed from the COVID-19 pandemic may be reaching the road.

Roosevelt Boulevard speed cameras will start issuing hefty fines to violators Saturday

The 60-day warning period for drivers has come to an end. Fines range from $100 to $150.

How to make your trip safer on SEPTA, bike shares, Uber, car rentals, and more

We broke down the pros and cons of various forms of transportation to help you decide along with tips for making each trip safer during the pandemic.

60 police departments around Philly to curb aggressive driving

In Philadelphia, there were 636 "reckless auto" calls made to 911 in February and 1,100 in June.

SEPTA is launching a COVID-19 memorial fund following seven employee deaths

More than 300 employee have had confirmed coronavirus cases, and about 240 have since returned to work.

‘Fearful for your life’: A lack of mask wearing on SEPTA causes concern, anxiety for some riders

Overall, most riders are adhering to the policy. But there’s some work to do on the El.

Philadelphia International Airport says hundreds of layoffs are possible without more federal aid

Officials are pushing for permission from federal regulators to receive flights from Europe.

A man died after being hit by a train at the Collingswood PATCO station

The man's death doesn't appear to have been criminal in nature, police said.

Amtrak will ban customers who refuse to wear face masks

The passenger railroad began requiring customers to wear a mask or facial covering in May.

After three cyclists killed in Philly, solidarity ride planned Sunday calls for greater safety measures

The all-level, 12-mile ride begins at 1 p.m. near the Dell Music Center and ends at East Laurel Hill Cemetery. A GoFundMe in crash victim Will Lindsay's name has raised more than $55,000 for the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and Neighborhood Bike Works.

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How many preventable deaths will it take for Philly to care about bicycle safety? | Opinion

In less than 30 days, Philadelphia bore witness to the untimely deaths of three bicyclists. It is unprecedented to have this number of bicyclists die at the hands of motorists in such a short span of time, and the city needs to act — now.

The city wanted your input on how to better a problematic Washington Avenue. The choice was clear.

“I would have to say I am a little bit surprised,” Lily Reynolds said, “but I think that it does also indicate that people really want to have safe neighborhoods.”

Big event cancellations will strain SEPTA. But new rider habits are the bigger concern.

Once the Eagles welcome fans back, they'll come. When offices reopen, who’s to say if employees will return after months of working from home?

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