For those of you who may have already reached the end of the internet during your lunch break, consider these pieces about transportation in (and out of) our fair city:
Atlantic Cities takes a look at High Speed Rail (HSR…the acronyms never cease) and talks to our own Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger (who is now on Twitter, btw: @alangreenberger) about current efforts to revitalize Market East and what HSR would do to amp them up considerably. The administration’s current foci on everyone’s favorite under-performing thoroughfare come from a Strategic Plan for the area completed in 2009. We’re as curious as you are to see when and how The Gallery might start to reinvent itself…stay tuned.
Select Greater Philadelphia and the CEO Council for Growth report findings from a survey asking business and leisure travelers about their most-desired non-stop destinations from PHL (as in, places we don’t yet have non-stop service to/from). Interestingly, Milan and Orange County, CA makes the Top 5 for both business and pleasure. Did not see that one coming. So did Tokyo, but that one we did see coming. The good news? We crossed two of the top five desired domestic leisure destinations, San Antonio and Austin, earlier this week. If you’ve ever wanted to hit up SXSW or tour the Alamo, now’s your chance!