My name is Michael Noda, and I live in North Philadelphia. I grew up in the Cincinnati suburbs. I first moved to the Philadelphia area in 2000 to attend Swarthmore College, and I immediately fell in love with this city. I’ve lived nine of the last twelve years in Swarthmore, University City, Roxborough, Point Breeze/Newbold, and now Francisville and have accumulated some opinions in that time as a “New Philadelphian”. I also fell in love with getting around Philadelphia and its suburbs without a car. In my time away from the Delaware Valley, I lived in New York and Las Vegas, which reinforced the love of walkable and transit-oriented places from both extremes.
The title of this blog is a pun on the Latin phrase “sic transit gloria mundi“. The combination of Latin and Greek in the same name… couldn’t be helped.
Do you know more about this, from Wikipedia?
“SEPTA’s Market-Frankford Line (also known as the “El”) and all of SEPTA’s Subway-Surface Lines stop at the 30th Street subway station, less than 1/2 block (< 1/10 mile) from the southwest entrance to 30th Street Station. A tunnel connecting the underground subway station and 30th Street Station was closed due to crime and vagrancy concerns."
Whose decision would it be to re-open this tunnel? I've always been surprised they're not connected underground.
My reply is now up at https://sictransitphiladelphia.org/2014/01/19/mister-gorbachev-open-this-gate/
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