Navy Yard Blog

AV Shuttle

February 23, 2024

Navy Yard AV Shuttle to Begin Operations February 27

Be the first to experience this exciting and emerging technology being piloted at the Navy Yard with the official start of the Navy Yard autonomous vehicle (AV) shuttle service. Beginning at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 27, the Navy Yard AV Shuttle will begin taking passengers around the Navy Yard campus. Navy Yard AV Shuttle

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Amenities

February 21, 2024

Newsletter Archive

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AV Shuttle

December 20, 2023

Pennsylvania’s First Autonomous Shuttle to Begin Service in the Philadelphia Navy Yard

Pennsylvania’s first autonomous vehicle (AV) shuttle has officially arrived at the Philadelphia Navy Yard and is ready to begin operations starting in early January 2024. The arrival of the electric, zero-emissions shuttle comes after much planning, testing, and coordination between public and private organizations. The project was announced in February 2022 when PIDC, Philadelphia’s public-private

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Energy

November 16, 2023

Navy Yard Kicks Off Bus Electrification and Campus-Wide EV Study

In July 2023, PIDC released a public RFP to select an experienced team to conduct a Bus Electrification and Campus-Wide EV Study and develop an implementation plan at the Navy Yard. We are happy to announce that we selected Virginkar & Associates, Inc. (VAI) consultant team to conduct a study on improving the Navy Yard’s

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Community

April 21, 2023

The Navy Yard – Building through Sustainability & Resiliency

What has made the Navy Yard the coolest and most successful commercial redevelopments of an old military instillation are the continued commitments to sustainability & resiliency. This has been the mission since PIDC began redevelopment nearly 20 years ago and will remain true through future redevelopment plans. The Navy Yard is dedicated to providing a

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Cool Jobs

April 14, 2023

NSWCPD Co-Hosts 18th Annual Greater Philadelphia SeaPerch Challenge with Temple University

The following is courtesy of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division. You can access the original article here. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division co-hosted the 18th annual Greater Philadelphia SeaPerch Challenge with Temple University’s College of Science and Technology at The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Center on March 24, 2023. SeaPerch

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Community

April 5, 2023

Navy Yard Showcased during Planning Conference in Philadelphia

The Navy Yard was a must-see stop as planners from around the country gathered in Philadelphia for the American Planning Association’s National Planning Conference 2023 (NPC23) March 31-April 4 – with a focus on how the planning community can lead the way to develop solutions to today’s most pressing problems. They Navy Yard hosted several

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AV Shuttle

December 15, 2022

Pennsylvania’s First Autonomous Shuttle Coming to the Philadelphia Navy Yard in December

PRESS RELEASE Pennsylvania’s first autonomous vehicle (AV) shuttle is coming to Philadelphia this December. This comes off the heels of Governor Tom Wolf signing HB 2398, an AV bill which allows for the testing and full commercial deployment of AVs on Pennsylvania roads, into law November 3. Beginning in December, the zero-emissions shuttle pilot will

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Energy

November 30, 2022

PIDC Receives Sustainability Award for Work at the Navy Yard

PIDC received the Industry Innovation/Corporate Sustainability Award, which honors environmental excellence, leadership, and accomplishment, from the Pennsylvania Environmental Council for more than twenty years of leadership in redeveloping a former military shipyard into a mixed-use campus with a focus on sustainable development. Kate McNamara, PIDC’s Senior Vice President at the Navy Yard, accepted the award

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Amenities

February 24, 2022

Pennsylvania’s First Automated Shuttle Coming to the Philadelphia Navy Yard

Pennsylvania’s first automated vehicle (AV) shuttle is coming to Philadelphia this summer. The zero-emissions shuttle will provide visitors and employees with transportation services within the Philadelphia Navy Yard and to SEPTA’s NRG Station located at Broad Street and Pattison Avenue.  The project took a step forward this week when PIDC, Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation,

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Development Updates

November 15, 2021

WuXi ATU Opens New Facility in Philadelphia, Tripling Testing Capacity to Support Global Customers

WuXi Advanced Therapies (WuXi ATU), a wholly owned subsidiary of WuXi AppTec, announced the official opening of its advanced therapies testing facility at 400 Rouse Boulevard in Philadelphia’s Navy Yard. The new facility, which includes 140,000 square feet laboratories, will further enhance the company’s Contract Testing, Development and Manufacturing Organization (CTDMO) business model by tripling the company’s previous

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Energy

November 1, 2021

Navy Yard Electric Utility Transitions Operations to Dominion Energy

Today Dominion Energy takes over the 10-year electric utility Operations and Maintenance (O&M) services contract for the Navy Yard. This contract was the culmination of a lengthy, highly competitive solicitation process announced in May 2021. Dominion Energy will provide responsive on-site management to the Navy Yard and its customers, who will gain industry-leading service reliability, financial

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Energy

August 12, 2021

Michael Kennedy Dedicates Battery Storage Project at the Philadelphia Navy Yard

Citizens Energy Vice President Michael Kennedy today flipped the switch on a 6.4-megawatt Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) to provide power cost savings to the Philadelphia Navy Yard and beyond through green energy technology. The nephew of Citizens Energy Chairman, and former Massachusetts Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy II, was joined by Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney

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Energy

May 19, 2021

PIDC Awards Dominion Energy the Electric Utility Operations & Maintenance Contract for the Philadelphia Navy Yard

Photo of Navy Yard Community Solar Project courtesy of Alternative Energy Development Group, LLC  PIDC, Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation and master developer of the Philadelphia Navy Yard, announces the award for a 10-year electric utility Operations and Maintenance (O&M) services contract to Dominion Energy for the Navy Yard following a highly competitive solicitation process. This

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Community

April 21, 2020

Every day is Earth Day at the Navy Yard!

Today, the Navy Yard is a catalyst for innovation in the region and a national model for sustainability. Our assets and infrastructure make it a uniquely attractive place for businesses, with an emphasis on development, energy efficiency, and sustainability. We offer the region’s most densely populated collections of privately-owned LEED-certified buildings, a 35-megawatt unregulated electric

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