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Old 06-02-2014, 04:21 PM
 
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We appreciate the update, but you did not include the trolleys on Girard Avenue in North Philly. I love the looks of those cars; I don't think they have updated them since the 1930's. The photo below of a Girard Avenue trolley was taken a month ago.

Yeah.... that Girard Trolley that runs from West Philly via the Zoo and the Park down to the waterfront is assisting with the revitalization of that corridor and pushing redevelopment slightly north towards Fairmount Park. Eventually the neighborhoods that front the park all the way over to the Robin Hood Dell and East Falls may see some improvement though it may be 20 years away and not extend beyond a few blocks from the park

Philly and Baltimore are very similiar.. Druid Hill to Fairmount Park..Zoos in both .. the "Skull Kill" and the JFX.. and my personal favorite comparison Hampden/Woodberry/Remington.. to Manayunk. On the transit side Philly has done/maintained alot to make living in the City without a car a viable option. I remember in South Philly they even had electric buses that pulled their power from the overhead lines like trolley cars but didnt run on tracks.. the only other City that I have seen with them was San Fran.. not sure they still have them though

I would love to see the Charles Street Trolley built and run from the inner harbor to Towson. The current Penn Shuttle should run through Penn Station and then south under the JFX into the downtown area and possibly intersection with the proposed Red Line. Though the Charles Street Trolley may be a separate line.. it should have atleast one interlock with the current Light Rail Line and run off of the same track guage equipment to allow for interconnection between the lines and so that train sets could use either line if needed....

I recall reading Philly and many other cities evolved many separate systems because they were developed as private enterprises to serve specific areas possibly under a special license or charter.. They all were purchased consolidated under SEPTA which is why there are some many varying types of transit technology in use. That was standard back in the day but Baltimore should make a practice of making sure any new rail technology for our systems are compatable
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Old 06-17-2015, 11:26 AM
 
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Muni still operates these electric buses you're talking about. A system of 20+ lines, as a matter of fact, criss-crossing San Francisco.
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Old 06-18-2015, 01:41 PM
 
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Muni still operates these electric buses you're talking about. A system of 20+ lines, as a matter of fact, criss-crossing San Francisco.

Yeah.. I just came back from Seattle and they have them as well.
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Old 06-20-2015, 04:20 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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Does anyone think that the Charm City Circulator should start charging a $1 fare?
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