The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for KOP Rail is now released for public review, with a comment period ending December 4, 2017.

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SEPTA has scheduled a series of Public Hearings during the comment period on November 13 & 15.

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The extension will provide a convenient, reliable, and efficient transit service to destinations throughout the region, and provide improved access for communities along the current line. All stations will be fully compliant with the Americans with Disability (ADA) Act, and the project will support increased walkability in Upper Merion Township, as well as help reduce overall travel times. Once complete, the project will promote and strengthen regional growth, and support multimodal transportation improvements (such as sidewalks, crosswalks and bike lanes) for residents, commuters, shoppers, students and visitors.

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Since its inception in June 2013, theconnector commuter shuttle service has provided over 50,000 rides to employees looking for a safe and reliable alternative to driving to work in KOP. In April 2017, KOP-BID conducted a ridership survey to gain valuable insight about the service to increase efficiencies and use.

The results proved that theconnector is an important transportation alternative to hundreds working in KOP.

  • 65% of respondents use theconnector at least 4 days a week
  • 50% of respondents have used theconnector more than 1 year (20% have utilized the service since its inception in June 2013)
  • 38% of theconnector riders are aged 25-34
  • 85% of respondents say theconnector shuttles are clean and free of clutter
  • 70% of respondents say the service is convenient
  • 79% of respondents say the drivers are courteous

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“Transit-oriented development is vital for the health and vibrancy of King of Prussia in to the future. And we can see that many younger people are turning away from cars to bicycles, trains, and car sharing so they want other modes of transportation. Investment in infrastructure is how communities help provide safe and efficient economies that support the community. I am a homeowner here and wholeheartedly endorse King of Prussia Rail.”

Vincent O’Grady
King of Prussia Resident

“I strongly support investing in multi-modal transportation efforts like the Norristown High Speed Line extension and theconnector. Efforts like these, if done right, are critical to long-term economic vitality and job growth in the region.”

-State Representative Tim Briggs
Member, State Transportation Committee

“I fully support the decision to extend the rail line. I want KOP accessible to those who don’t have cars, and I also would be happy if the traffic congestion were to lessen in my hometown.”

Dennis B.

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