Philatopia is a showcase for urban planning and development concepts in Philadelphia. The aim is to provide an image of what the city could look like after another great phase of building to rival the decade which saw the Ben Franklin Bridge go up and the Broad Street Subway get dug. To make Philadelphia a true world class city, and double its current population to recapture historic peaks while addressing environmental and social issues which led to its decline.
The average SEPTA worker earns 30% more than the median income in Philadelphia. These public sector jobs come with some of the cushiest benefits in the world, including healthcare, PTO, and most importantly- pension plans that are already so generous they are unsustainable. The fact that these bus drivers, who get paid to literally sit on … More The Incredulous Strike: SEPTA