Study Supports SEPTA Line Extension

The final environmental impact statement for a proposed extension of the Norristown High Speed Line of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority has identified a preferred route.

The Federal Transit Administration document described the 3.4-mile extension to King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, as likely to generate an average of 6,755 weekday riders by 2040 of which 4,556 would be new users.

The double-track line is estimated to cost $2.08 billion to build and have annual operation and maintenance costs of $10.87 million.

Planning for the project began in 2012. The Final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision concluded the need for the project stems from current conditions of long travel times, delays due to roadway congestion and transfers that lead to two-or-more-seat trips.

The report also said some destinations targeted by the project are currently underserved or lack public transportation.

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