Here's what I found: Not only was our (Media) State Representative, Tom Killion helpful in the matter, he was also out in front as one of the biggest advocates for this transportation funding. Make no mistake, that helped and so did the leadership of Representative and Committee Chair, Nick Micozzie.
Luckily, ACT 89 was passed last year which allowed for an additional $2.3 to $2.4 billion for Pennsylvania's transportation system. What might be more interesting is that the Delaware County Planning commission released an update of where some of this money will be going. You can read the newsletter here, but if you live around Media, here's what we'll see close to home.
|Planning Matters Newsletter|
- Construction of Route 322 (Conchester Highway) widening project from Route 1 to I-95 will start as early as 2017.
- Rebuilding of Route 1/Route 352 cloverleaf interchange will begin the final design phase soon.
- SEPTA's Media/Elwyn regional rail line will receive repairs on four large bridges, including the complete replacement of the Crum Creek viaduct, which was build in 19th century.
These repairs will lead to the SEPTA restoring service to the line between Elwyn and Wawa. Though this service was discontinued in 1986, the work done on this segment over the last few years looks great and appears ready to operate.
- SEPTA is also planning replacements of several regional rail and trolley substations; purchase of new regional raid and trolley cars; Secane, Villanova and Marcus Hook station improvements; and Media/Sharon Hill trolley signal and interlocking improvements.