Tuesday, April 08, 2003

  • NEXT STOP ... QUAKERTOWN? Montgomery Newspapers/Pennridge News-Herald reports that U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) and several political leaders from Bucks, Lehigh, and Montgomery Counties staged a media event at the former Quakertown rail station in support of restoring rail service to Quakertown and northern Bucks. Unlike the Schuylkill Valley boondoggle, the Quakertown project would cost only $200 million and utilize diesel equipment. The project was spearheaded by the Bucks County Planning Commission, however is not expected to become a reality for another decade. Officials noted the heavy congestion along the PA 309 corridor between Montgomeryville and Quakertown as the catalyst for restoring service to Quakertown and possibly the Lehigh Valley, which ended in 1981.
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