Philadelphia Civic - Services - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Support for human needs and infrastructure
  • Human: Health and human services
    • Health Info: Philly Health Info; health information service for all residents of Greater Philadelphia; provided by The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
    • Project HOME: Works to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty
    • LD Info: Learning Difference information; services and resources in the Delaware Valley (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA and its surrounding counties)
    • PhilAbundance: Distributing surplus food; helps local organizations serving people in need of food
    • -USA Human-: National Health and Human services; you can use these directories to find doctors, hospitals, dentists, and other health and human services
  • Transport: Philadelphia offers a wide variety of transit options; part of transit-rich northeastern corridor from DC to NYC and Boston; Philadelphia transit points of interest include 30th Street Station (just west of the Shuykill River on Market St) served by Amtrak, NJTransit, and nearby SEPTA; on the east side of the river: City Hall (at Market St and Broad), Suburban Station (just west of City Hall), Market East Station (near 11th) and nearby Greyhound bus terminal; the PATCO line to New Jersey starts about six blocks south of City Hall and goes east, crossing Market at 8th; east of downtown, on the Delaware River: the ferry and cruise ship terminals
    • PHL Airport: Philadelphia International Airport; located about 10 km southwest from downtown; owned by the City of Philadelphia, operated by the Department of Commerce's Division of Aviation; part of the Philadelphia Airport System; for transportation from the PHL airport to downtown, see the SEPTA R1 (regional rail) route
    • PNE Airport: Northeast Philadelphia Airport; located about 18 km northeast of downtown; owned by the City of Philadelphia, operated by the Department of Commerce's Division of Aviation; part of the Philadelphia Airport System
    • DRPA: Delaware River Port Authority of Pennsylvania and New Jersey; regional transportation and economic development agency serving Southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey; owns and operates the Benjamin Franklin, Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry, and Betsy Ross bridges; subsidiary Port Authority Transit Corporation (PACTO) rail transit; RiverLink Ferry, Philadelphia Cruise Terminal @ Pier 1, and the AmeriPort Intermodal Rail Center
    • Bicycles: Bicycle Network; city-wide network of bike-friendly streets to serve bicyclists as part of a comprehensive program which gives full recognition to the bicycle as a viable mode of transportation
    • Car Free: Possible in Philadelphia; with good walkability and extensive transit systems, you could easily live without a car in Philadelphia
    • Car Sharing: Avoid owning a car; be car-free as much as possible, but keep the idea that you can rent or borrow a car only when you need it--for a big project or trip to far-out areas, for example
    • RiverLink: River ferry system; connects Philadelphia (Penn's Landing ferry terminal) and Camden (Wiggins Park ferry terminal)
    • SEPTA: The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority; commuter rail, bus, subway, elevated, and trolley services in the Philadelphia area; private company 2003 sales $420 million
    • Phlash: Philly Phlash purple trolley; connects Center City attractions and hotels; connections to SEPTA and PATCO rail
    • Amtrak: Amtrak passenger train service; from Philadelphia's 30th Street Station; train service to destinations around the region and USA
    • The EL: reconstruction of the Market-Frankford El; part of the approximately 74 kilometers of subway and elevated system operated by SEPTA
    • PATCO: Port Authority Transit Corporation, run by the Delaware River Port Authority of Pennsylvania and New Jersey; operates the Speedline running from Center City Philadelphia to the Delaware River waterfront
    • Port: Port of Philadelphia
    • NJTransit: New Jersey Transit; connects with SEPTA at 30th St station and Philadelphia bus terminal
    • Greyhound: National, commercial bus transit company; offers connections throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico
    • GotoBus: Bus reservation system; buses connecting many cities including Philadelphia
    • Peter Pan: Regional, commercial bus transit company; offers connections from DC to northeast cities including Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, and Boston
    • Martz: Martz Trailways bus; serves Philadelphia
    • DART1st: DART First State, Delaware's Bus, Train, & Intermodal Transportation Provider; connects with SEPTA transit lines
    • DART Doylestown: Doylestown Area Regional Transit; Bucks County, Pennsylvania; connects with SEPTA R-5 train and Route 55 bus
    • Riverline: NJTransit rail, light rail, and bus; connects NJ destinations to Camden, across the Delaware river from Philadelphia
    • SJTA: South Jersey Transportation Authority; transit services to Camden, just across the Delaware River from Philadelphia
    • PA Turnpike: Toll highway system; connects Philadelphia with state and interstate highways
    • NJ Turnpike: Toll highway system; across the Delaware River in New Jersey
  • Facilities: Institutions, units, organizations, or systems that build, distribute, plan, or and keep area resources or infrastructure working
    • City Planning: Philadelphia City Planning Commission
    • DVRPC: Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission; aims to foster regional cooperation in a nine-county, two state area; addresses issues including transportation, land use, environmental protection, and economic development
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