In 2008, Mayor Michael A. Nutter founded the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU). Five years later, Philly recycles more; uses more renewable energy; is safer for pedestrians; and has improved infrastructure to support motorists, transit riders, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Throughout the month of October, MOTU will be celebrating the hard work of the administration and its partners in making Philadelphia a safer and more mobile city.
Link to the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities: < http://www.phila.gov/motu/about.html >
Check out MOTU's blog to follow Transportation Month online: http://phillymotu.wordpress.com/
Tune in from October 1-3 and listen to MOTUnes on WXPN. Members of the WXPN community will curate transportation related songs for WXPN's Top Five @ 5. These songs willb e featured through out the month on MOTU's blog.
Visit WXPN at: http://xpn.org/
Join members of the MOTU Family at Nerd Nite as they raise a glass to bikes, trains, and airplanes.
Nerd Nite Philadelphia: http://philadelphia.nerdnite.com/
Frankford Hall, 1210 Frankford Avenue: http://www.frankfordhall.com/
Join MOTU and First Person Arts as Philadelphians tell true stories about their "Journeys."
Learn more about First Person Art's Journeys Story Slam on October 14th at: http://ticketing.artsphilly.org/tickets/eventDetails.aspx?id=26078&org=fp
On October 21, MOTU releases its five year progress report. Join MOTU and First Person Arts for an evening of story-telling with special guests and a celebration of the great work we have done over the past five years.
Get tickets (space is limited) for the MOTu@5 Report Release and evening of stories at: http://motuatfive-eac2.eventbrite.com/
Visit the Free Library of Philadelphia's Parkway Central Library, or visit MOTU online to see snapshots of Philadelphia's transportation and utilities history; learn more about hot air balloon races and the Broad Street Station fire; and see the faces of the men who built the El and the machines they used.
Parkway Central Library
Art Hallway Gallery and West Hallway Gallery, 2nd Floor
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
September 30 - October 31, 2013
All the images are supplied by the Print and Picture Collection and the Automobile Reference Collection.
The Digital Automobile Reference Collection: http://libwww.freelibrary.org/diglib/DigLibAssign.cfm?srch=1&chk=10
The Digital Historical Images of Philadelphia Collections: http://libwww.freelibrary.org/hip/