World Class Greater Philadelphia is a business- and civic-led initiative to develop and advance a shared agenda for regional growth and opportunity in the Philadelphia area.
Explore the agenda:
World Class Infrastructure Strategy Team member and Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox Partner Joe Manko discusses the need to preserve and expand our region's water and open space infrastructure and highlights key obstacles to progress.
The Philadelphia Water Department's nationally acclaimed Green City, Clean Waters plan focuses on enhancing stormwater management capacity through green infrastructure improvements that capture and store rainfall before it enters the sewer system. PWD is working with a variety of organizations and agencies to advance the plan's innovative recommendations.
In this week's feature, World Class Infrastructure Strategy Team member and Mercator Advisors Principal David Seltzer discusses the need to find new ways to fund, finance, and deliver transportation infrastructure projects that will advance the emerging World Class agenda for regional mobility.
The 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act offered a one-time infusion of capital for transit agencies around the United States, including in Greater Philadelphia. SEPTA made effective use of $191 million in ARRA funds, advancing 33 capital improvement projects that had been long-deferred due to a lack of funding.