Ah okay, so it seems pretty far off. Oh well, its probably not a feasible time to start one of those kind of projects right now anyways.
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gprimr1 wrote:Marc took a huge hit as Maryland continues it's economic collapse under our current failure of a govt.Every state government is struggling especially New Jersey, Michigan, and California. Maryland is actually doing relatively well considering.
That said, I do believe SEPTA was willing to adjust the Newark trains to meet up, or very close to, the MARC trains.
The needed trackwork is mostly between Baltimore and Newark. Too many sections of just 2 tracks.
HokieNav wrote:Here's MARC's plan as of 2 years ago: they're already far behind.Yeah, I was very dissapointed that MARC chose to cut service instead of raising fares, I've heard NJT did the same thing. Apparently VRE has raised it's fares 3 times during the past 18 months. That's way too extreme, but a minor bump in the fares would greatly increase revenue, seeing how MARC ridership seems to be still increasing for some reason.
As far as this "before fares started getting jacked up", what are you referring to? I've ridden the MARC daily for 2 years and sporadically for the 2 years preceding that and have never seen a fare increase. Old-timers say that it's been quite a while since the fares have gone up around here, much to the disappointment of some when the MTA chose service reductions over fare increases to balance the budget last year.
BuddCar711 wrote:But the thing is that SEPTA would cross a state border that is not its home state. The states that MARC serves still has Maryland on one side of the border. If SEPTA reinstated service to West Chester and extended it into Maryland, then SEPTA would cross a state line with Pennsylvania still being on one side, but to extend the R2 into Perryville, the state line would be Delaware and Maryland (and the "P" in SEPTA stands for Pennsylvania). That's what would make it unusual.Yeah it would be the same for MARC service to Northern Virgina (which isn't likely to happen anytime soon) since trains would go through Washington D.C. which isn't in MD.
MACTRAXX wrote:Everyone: I am surprised that no one mentioned that DelDot does financially support SEPTA Rail Service to Delaware stations...Apparently, they actually own 4 SEPTA cars!
I wonder now if DelDot is willing to contribute to extending MARC service to Newark and Wilmington to connect with SEPTA
at either point...
WILMINGTON — Four shiny, new SEPTA cars, each tattooed with the First State insignia, rolled to a stop at the train station here Thursday, as officials hailed the delivery of Delaware’s first state-owned commuter-rail cars.
Southeast Pennsylvania Transportation Authority General Manager Joseph Casey called the Silverliner Vs a “welcome addition” to the SEPTA fleet, noting the “strong and growing customer market” in Delaware.