Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Bringing SEPTA Rail Service to King of Prussia

According to PlanPhilly, The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) is studying a potential extension of the Norristown High Speed line to King of Prussia, a burgeoning suburb in Montgomery County roughly 30 miles from Center City Philadelphia.  This is also a location that is regularly plagued by congestion with several major roads, including the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Schuylkill Expressway, US 202, and US 422, all converging in this area.

While the High Speed Line may lead to more options for commuters traveling between Philadelphia and King of Prussia, this could potentially change the urban landscape.  With several stops serving the Mall at King of Prussia along with several other major employment, retail, and residential centers, parking design and layout could be influenced.  Currently, surface parking lots seem to encircle many of these centers.  As a result of station access, could we see structured parking structures along with transit-oriented development dotting the landscape in this corridor?

Read the full article at the PlanPhilly website at http://planphilly.com/articles/2013/05/08/king-of-prussia-transportation-website-aims-to-reduce-congestion