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  • 21 Nov 2023 11:46 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Major changes are underway at the William H. Gray III 30th Street Station.

    A large-scale restoration and renovation project for the station began in the fall of 2021. Now the project will be implemented in phases and continue over the next few years.

    Major renovations coming to Philadelphia's 30th Street Station (

  • 16 Nov 2023 9:47 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Roadways and areas that will be impacted include:

    • The Benjamin Franklin Parkway Friday, November 17 through Sunday, November 19.
    • The I-676 off-ramp at 22nd Street (westbound) will be closed on Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19 at 4 a.m. for event security preparation. Ramps at 15th and Broad Streets may also close, if needed.
    • The I-76 off-ramp at Spring Garden (eastbound). Soft-close at 4 a.m. and hard-close at 6:15 a.m. on Saturday, November 18 and Sunday November 19.
    • Citywide along the 13.1-mile Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon route on Saturday, November 18. The full route can be viewed online.
    • Citywide along the 26.2-mile route of the AACR Philadelphia Marathon on Sunday, November 19. The full route can be viewed online.
  • 16 Nov 2023 9:31 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    On Thursday, March 30, CCRA held a community public meeting regarding the proposed construction at the location where CVS currently resides. CBP Architects presented renderings at the meeting.  If you like to watch the meeting, visit our YouTube Channel

  • 16 Nov 2023 8:41 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    A Water Department project is starting to replace water mains and sewer pipes in the Center City West neighborhood. Residents should expect to see work starting in the next few months.

    Work will be done to install new water and sewer mains that carry water to and from homes to increase service reliability.

    • Project Name: #41215 22nd Street
    • Construction location: S. 22nd St. from Locust St. to Walnut St.
    • Estimated construction dates: Winter 2023 - Spring 2024
    • Construction contact: John Cahill, Project Engineer at, (215) 520-7885

  • 09 Nov 2023 2:20 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    The curbside bus station at 6th and Market streets is being relocated to the Spring Garden Street and Christopher Columbus Boulevard, officials said Thursday.

    Bus Terminal Relocating In Philadelphia To Address Rider Concerns (

  • 30 Oct 2023 2:23 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    We want to ensure everyone is prepared and ready for Election Day on Tuesday, November 7, 2023. Here are some key steps to take to get ready to vote!

    If you would like to request a Mail-In, Absentee, or Alternative Ballot your application MUST be received by the County Board of Elections no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31.

    Review the full election day guide below.

    Election Day Guide

  • 26 Oct 2023 9:50 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    SEPTA's largest union -- the Transit Workers Union Local 234 -- has threatened to strike on Nov. 1, if the group cannot reach a contract agreement by then.

    How a potential strike would impact SEPTA service (

  • 20 Oct 2023 11:09 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Join on Tuesday, October 24th at 7pm for our first City of Philadelphia Tax Credit Program workshop! 

    During this workshop, FORWARD will help community partners learn more about the City of Philadelphia Tax Credit Program, eligibility requirements, receive a demonstration of the application process, and gain access to FREE marketing and outreach materials

    Register at: 

    Save the date for our workshops on: 

    • Tuesday, October 24th at 7pm (EST)
    • Thursday, October 26th at 2pm (EST)
    • Thursday, November 2nd at 2pm (EST)
    • Saturday, November 4th 11am (EST)
    • Monday, November 6th 7pm (EST)

    Through this Program, eligible Philadelphia homeowners can receive a one-time credit that will be added to their real estate tax account. 

    Applications for the City of Philadelphia Tax Credit Program open on November 8, but potential applicants can pre-register today! Pre-register here:

    If you have any questions, please email us at, or call (855) 334-9513.

    All the best, 

    The team at FORWARD

  • 16 Oct 2023 2:48 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Nobody likes getting a parking ticket, but despite issuing more than 1.5 million of them last year, the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) was just named as the Best of Philly 2023 City Agency by Philadelphia Magazine.

    Beyond the Curb | Parking & Mobility % (

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