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EIGHT YEARS AND COUNTING ON 3,5 MILE BRANCH LINE --- STUDIES !

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EIGHT YEARS AND COUNTING ON 3,5 MILE BRANCH LINE --- STUDIES !
Posted by BEAUSABRE on Monday, January 18, 2021 11:47 AM

 

"FTA releases final environmental statement, record of decision for SEPTA King of Prussia project
The Federal Transit Administration has identified the preferred route for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s planned extension to King of Prussia, Pa., as part of a combined Final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision for the 3.5-mile extension of SEPTA’s Norristown High Speed Line. The 442-page document, the latest step in a process that began in 2012,"

By releasing the "Final EIS", SEPTA is allowed to advance further in the study and plan process. So, we're not even close to turning earth. This is insane...As a friend of mine puts it, if the pioneers had this sort of process, even now, the Conestoga Wagons would be approaching the Susquehanna River, One job turns into lifetime employment - maybe thirty years or more from proposal to completion

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Posted by Overmod on Monday, January 18, 2021 1:37 PM

But it's carefully and well thought out, and won't have NIMBYs causing significant further confusion and delay.

Interesting that BRT, even with modern semiautonomous operation and hybrid power, isn't an option.

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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 8:41 AM

Because it's an extension or branch of an existing rail line.  One change of vehicles is enough  -- at 69tj Street  -- to reach downtown Philadeelphia.

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Posted by Electroliner 1935 on Thursday, January 21, 2021 9:46 PM

Overmod
But it's carefully and well thought out, and won't have NIMBYs causing significant further confusion and delay.

Don't bet on that.

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