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Old 09-27-2013, 07:36 AM
 
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it will never happen, but clearly the issue needs to be addressed in Harrisburg

SEPTA warns of 'devastating' cuts
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Old 09-27-2013, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Montco PA
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When you say "it will never happen" do you mean SEPTA's needs will never be addressed specifically, or do you mean that the transportation funding bill won't be approved? While I agree that Harrisburg doesn't care about SEPTA, there is over $300M of funding that SEPTA will receive from the $2.5B plan that will hopefully come to a vote next week.

Or, are you saying that SEPTA simply would never cut that much and they are grandstanding?

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Old 09-27-2013, 08:37 AM
 
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When you say "it will never happen" do you mean SEPTA's needs will never be addressed specifically, or do you mean that the transportation funding bill won't be approved? While I agree that Harrisburg doesn't care about SEPTA, there is over $300M of funding that SEPTA will receive from the $2.5B plan that will hopefully come to a vote next week.

Or, are you saying that SEPTA simply would never cut that much and they are grandstanding?
The cuts are never going to happen - not most of them anyway.
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Montco PA
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The cuts are never going to happen - not most of them anyway.
I cautiously agree with you. I'm hopeful that most of them won't, regardless of what happens in Harrisburg. It's seems overblown, and traffic in parts of the area would come to a standstill with cuts like that. Not to mention the fact that SEPTA can look to the Federal government for some of the improvements, such as major bridges and power stations.
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:50 AM
 
Location: back in Philadelphia!
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This is definitely something that's happened multiple times before when SEPTA's hit a funding impasse, and doomsday's never happened. Not to say it necessarily won't, but..
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Old 09-27-2013, 11:03 AM
 
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Imagine, just for a moment, what some of the proposed cuts could, potentially, do to transportation and roadways in the city and the outlying areas.

Time will tell, I guess.
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Old 09-27-2013, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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Imagine, just for a moment, what some of the proposed cuts could, potentially, do to transportation and roadways in the city and the outlying areas.

Time will tell, I guess.
Our traffic would be very similar to the Los Angeles area, which is something no one in the Delaware Valley would ever look forward to.
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Old 09-27-2013, 11:52 AM
 
Location: back in Philadelphia!
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Our traffic would be very similar to the Los Angeles area, which is something no one in the Delaware Valley would ever look forward to.
Except that Philly doesn't have nearly the highway(freeway) infrastructure scope that LA has. So I don't think it would be similar; it would likely be a lot worse.
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Old 09-27-2013, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Actually looking at 676 / 76 made into a parking lot right now. The roads already can't handle the traffic.
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