Will passenger rail service be a part of Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley’s future?

October 13, 2015

If you live in the Lehigh Valley, it’s a good bet that you’ve never heard a neighbor say ‘I’m taking the train to work.’

Lehigh Valley leaders would like to change that.Website Insert Turnkey Packages copy

 The Lehigh Valley Transportation Study Tuesday launched a major new study to determine how passenger rail service fits in the region’s future, and what it would take to make it happen. It was a move embraced by mayors of all three Valley cities, but one rail advocates know from experience will not be an easy sell.

They know the romance of wanting passenger rail service in the Lehigh Valley has always outstripped the willingness to pay for it. The study will be the first comprehensive look not only at whether the Valley can support passenger rail service to New York City and Philadelphia, but at whether a rapid transit bus system can be a major part of the region’s mass transit future.Website Insert Faster is Better copy

Read Morning Call reporter Matt Assad’s full story by clicking here.

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