Thursday, March 18, 2004


The Inquirer also reports today that the Phlash service managed by the City of Philadelphia and formerly operated by SEPTA employees out of Germantown will return starting next month. The Phlash, which fell victim to budget cuts by Emperor Street (D-Philadelphia/various wiretaps) last year will return thanks to outside funding from PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. The service will now be operated by Philadelphia Trolley Works, after a competitive bid process involving the Center City District and other entities. The plans are to use replica trolley buses painted purple to operate over a similar routing to the previous Phlash service, however the new loop will neither serve the South Street nor the Philadelphia Zoo (not to be confused with Philadelphia City Council, which can, at times, turn into a zoo).

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