I don't get the Amtrak trashing. Amtrak runs an analogous service pretty effectively between Harrisburg and Philadelphia.
scratchyX1 wrote: ↑Thu Jul 07, 2022 2:48 pm Wait, Septa has had operating rights to Pottsville, the whole time? Do they have any property up there?SEPTA used to go there.
Operating over the Manayunk Bridge would make sense, I'm assuming with the traffic patterns, it could still be single track, with the trail, though. Why was service over it ended?
Using that would give the most flexability, for the service. I guess the one thing amtrak would have that SEPTA doesn't, is the dual modes to operate downtown.
andrewjw wrote: ↑Wed Jul 20, 2022 5:48 pm Your criticism of Amtrak is some kind of 1700s argument against the federal government that frankly makes no sense.He has some points, states' rights/10th amendment, basically intrastate service should be left to state, local
Progress Chugs Forward for Schuylkill River Passenger Train Restoration
The Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority submitted an application to the Federal Railroad Administration which will push forward the restoration process of the intercity passenger rail service, writes Holly Herman for the Phoenixville Patch.
The Federal Rail Administration Corridor Identification and Development Program helps establish train corridors. This specific route will hit Reading, Phoenixville, Pottstown, Philadelphia, and New York.
R36 Combine Coach wrote: ↑Thu Jul 21, 2022 3:21 pmWhile I would normally agree with the Federal Government leaving domestic services to the state & local govts and regional agencies, this is a very different situation.andrewjw wrote: ↑Wed Jul 20, 2022 5:48 pm Your criticism of Amtrak is some kind of 1700s argument against the federal government that frankly makes no sense.He has some points, states' rights/10th amendment, basically intrastate service should be left to state, local
or regional agencies. Yet there are some intrastate Amtrak routes (the California routes and Empire Service most notably).