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October 24, 2017

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SEPTA unveils new express bus service to Bensalem

By Alex Lloyd Gross There is a new , faster way to get to and from the Neshaminy mall in Bensalem. Staring this Sunday , October 22 2017 just before 5:00 AM, SEPTA will start rolling out new Boulevard Direct buses.  These new rides will cost the same and get people from  the Frankford Transportation

Multiple crashes slow I-95 travel

By Alex Lloyd Gross Motorists driving south on the Delaware Expressway were delayed due to two separate serious accident in the lower end of Bucks County last night, October 14, 2017.  Emergency responders said that the first crash happened between Street Road and Woodhaven Road  in the south bound lanes. as fire and rescue crews

Charges tossed in Amtrak derailment

By Alex Lloyd Gross Brandon Bostian is a free man after all charges were dismissed against him stemming from his piloting a speeding Amtrak train around a curve and killing eight people and injuring at least 100 more. The rail disaster  in May of 2015 made international news.  With hours to go before the statue

Flooding causes motorists to become stranded

By Alex Lloyd Gross Everyone knows that you do not drive through a flooded underpass. You could stall and depending on the area you are in, you could be killed.  Quick moving rain caused many outdoor events to cancel and made travel very difficult. In Bensalem, a notorious location for flooding is Station Avenue, under

Quick storm does major damage to region

By Alex Lloyd Gross A fast moving thunderstorm came through the region, yesterday June 21, 2017 and left a lot of damage in it’s wake. Trees were felled by wind gusts of upwards of 70MPH.  Some of these  in the northeast, like  along the 8900 block of Roosevelt Blvd and Welsh and Manchester Rds. caused

Two pedestrians hurt in center city crash

By Alex Lloyd Gross Just before noon, two vehicles traveling west on JFK Boulevard in center city bumped into each other. One of those vehicles was a  minivan  operated  by a female from Northwest Philadelphia . After the minor collision, that minivan veered out of control, jumped a curb and smashed into a newsstand, moving

Amtrak conductor arrested for derailment

By Alex Lloyd Gross Brandon Bostian, the conductor who was responsible for the Amtrak crash in May 2015 that killed eight people and injured over 200 more was charged by the office of the Attorney General today, May 18, 2017, when it became clear that the Philadelphia District Attorney would not be pursuing any criminal

Turnpike Bridge now open

By Alex Lloyd Gross The morning rush hour got a bit easier for motorists today, March 10, 2017, as the bridge that connects the Pennsylvania and new Jersey Turnpike was reopened to traffic. late last night.  The bridge was closed in  January of this year. Construction officials credit the warm weather for putting them ahead

Philly Mayor at odds with Trump policy

By Alex Lloyd Gross Donald Trump made no secret his immigration policy when he was running for president.  Now that he got elected, it should come as no surprise that he would enact them. He did, putting a hold on entry to the United States  by some people with citizenship  in certain countries until they

Traffic troubles as PA/NJ Turnpike bridge closed

By Alex Lloyd Gross Painting contractors  working on the connector bridge on the turnpike between Pennsylvania and New Jersey found a crack and or a fissure in the steel. They reported this to their supervisors who contacted authorities. The end result was the complete closure of the bridge .  In both directions.  That means you

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