• Septa Trolley Modernization

  • Discussion relating to Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (Philadelphia Metro Area). Official web site can be found here: www.septa.com. Also including discussion related to the PATCO Speedline rapid transit operated by Delaware River Port Authority. Official web site can be found here: http://www.ridepatco.org/.
Discussion relating to Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (Philadelphia Metro Area). Official web site can be found here: www.septa.com. Also including discussion related to the PATCO Speedline rapid transit operated by Delaware River Port Authority. Official web site can be found here: http://www.ridepatco.org/.

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  by JeffK
 
Silverliner5 wrote: Fri Sep 23, 2022 12:33 pm New Land for the trolleys [trollies] but it's only 13.52 acres compared to the one amazon got which is 29 acres this land is good enough for the new trolleys [trollies] but they need more land for employee parking.
From the Railway Age article:
According to the authority, the property has an existing structure that can be adapted to SEPTA’s use as a facility and has sufficient additional land area to support the planned yard and employee parking.

So two different stories - ?
  by Silverliner5
 
Yes but almost the same. sometimes that first link I sent could screw up the story sometimes cause that website could be putting in the wrong things at times
  by ExCon90
 
Both stories may be correct, in their fashion. According to a story in the Inquirer, the property needed for employee parking is adjacent to the site under discussion but not part of it and will have to be negotiated separately with different owners. I hope it goes through -- it's convenient to 49th and Market, thus handy to the 11, 13, and 36, and far enough from residential areas not to cause NIMBY problems. And handier to the 34 than the Elmwood site.
  by ExCon90
 
"Wouldn't-You-Know" Department:

The Inquirer reports today that the Amazon 140,000-square-foot package distribution center, complete with "pristine black asphalt parking spaces for 300 cars and 600 vans and trailers," hasn't opened yet, nearly a year after major construction was completed, and Amazon is keeping mum about when it will. While the project was under construction, Amazon's fortunes declined and the project is temporarily (?) on hold. The State Senator who championed the project in 2021 is quoted as saying, "they are not communicating ... It is really, really, really insulting." The story then adds that he now wishes he had supported SEPTA's plan.
  by rcthompson04
 
Amazon (along with others) overbuilt warehouse space.
  by JeffK
 
rcthompson04 wrote: Wed Sep 28, 2022 7:24 am Amazon (along with others) overbuilt warehouse space.
Amazon bought my (ex-)employer's site 18 mos. ago for a regional distribution center. So far they haven't even put up a sign. The existing building's now effectively abandoned.

I wonder if there's any way the SW Philly site might be re-acquired for SEPTA if Amazon defaults on it - ?
  by R36 Combine Coach
 
rcthompson04 wrote: Wed Sep 28, 2022 7:24 am Amazon (along with others) overbuilt warehouse space.
They bought out the Rotem plant.
  by PHLSpecial
 
Septa is purchasing land at 5100 Grays ave for a cost of $21 million instead of the $6 million it would have costed at abandoned Amazon warehouse site.
Also that site seem like a bad location for a Amazon warehouse. It's not close to highway access also there is an industrial area 1 mile away for better truck access. There are serval warehouses being built at the airport and Philaport. Plus a massive warehouse at Erie ave and I street.
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