Sunday, September 13, 2009

Comment on PA State Rail Plan on Monday Evening

A Public Meeting has been scheduled to review the Draft Intercity Passenger
and Freight Rail Plan. The draft plan will include goals, objectives, and recommendations (short and long term) for transportation improvements related to rail in the Commonwealth.

The plan will enable PennDOT to implement a more efficient and effective approach to
intercity rail transportation within the Commonwealth. Specifically, consideration will be
given to more frequent and timely passenger rail service and increased use of the
freight rail system for goods movement. In addition, this plan will also aid in prioritizing
rail projects throughout the state by identifying those that will provide the most benefit
for the limited funding available.

PennDOT needs to hear from the bicycling community to emphasize the importance of bicycle access on trains (and intercity buses) as well as secure bicycle parking and bicycle networks connecting to stations.

The meeting will be held in an open house format so community members can stop by to learn about the plan, ask questions and provide written comments.

Monday, September 14, 2009
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
SEPTA, Board Room
1234 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107