INKY SPEAKS OUT ON SCHUYLKILL VALLEY
An editorial in today's Inquirer essentially sends a message to elected officials regarding the boondoggle-in-the-making rail line between Center City Philadelphia and Reading. It's pretty self-explanitory...
ANOTHER EDITORIAL YOU MAY HAVE MISSED
In Friday's editions, The Daily News took time out from it's near daily overdose of Bush Bashing and it's mourning over the Iggles' latest choke job to call out Gov. Edward G. Rendell (D-Pa./Comcast SportsNet) and the legislature to come up with a long-term solution to SEPTA's ongoing financial crisis. Perhaps the Daily News' editorial board should focus on the fact that both transit and railroad service in the area has deteriorated over the past two years since Fearless Leader took over.
WEATHER MAKES FOR MESSY COMMUTES
In addition to the posting of detoured bus routes in both Philadelphia and the suburbs, during this morning's commute, express service on both the 22 and 55 were suspended, with all runs operating in local service. Most other bus and rail routes were running about 5-15 minutes late. The usual detours in Manyunk and Roxborough are presently in effect (the 27 and 35), but also, there are detours reported on both the 15 and 40 in West Philadelphia. It would be nice if the SEPTA web site stated where the detours were in place, but that might be asking too much.
It might also be asking too much to have work crews clear snow off the platforms at most of the Regional Rail stations. This morning, there was still a couple of inches of snow waiting to be shoveled at Downingtown. Who knows how bad it was at other stations? And what is it going to take before SEPTA does a better job with snow removal at outlying stations, an slip-and-fall accident resulting in a concussion?