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Old 09-27-2008, 05:59 PM
 
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They're talking about bring back rail service all the way to Reading/Wyomissing. but it is meeting alot of resistance if only that they're afraid even more people will move into the Reading area once the commute to KOP and Philly is made easier. Reading to KOP is about an hour and 15 minutes, rush hour.
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Old 09-28-2008, 07:58 AM
 
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They're talking about bring back rail service all the way to Reading/Wyomissing. but it is meeting alot of resistance if only that they're afraid even more people will move into the Reading area once the commute to KOP and Philly is made easier. Reading to KOP is about an hour and 15 minutes, rush hour.
Yes, they've been talking about the Schuykill Valley Metro for years now. I personally think it will be a good idea as it seems inevitable that Reading/Berks County will be officially absorbed into the Philly metro, if only as a "bedroom community" to the King of Prussia office parks. At least it will help to minimize the traffic.
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Old 09-29-2008, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Montco PA
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They're talking about bring back rail service all the way to Reading/Wyomissing. but it is meeting alot of resistance if only that they're afraid even more people will move into the Reading area once the commute to KOP and Philly is made easier. Reading to KOP is about an hour and 15 minutes, rush hour.
I thought it was meeting resistance because it comes with a hefty price tag, and we live in a country that isn't exactly pro-public transportation.

I agree that more people probably would move into that area if the commute were easier, but that's just the way things are. Considering Reading has done an entirely poor job of creating its own jobs, it might be beneficial for that region to benefit from jobs in other areas.
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Old 11-20-2008, 05:26 AM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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Yesterday Penndot decided to close 95 north bound at Allegany with no warning for an "emergency repair". After 15 minutes I was able to get off and use Aramingo Av as an alt. only that was crawling too with all the extra traffic. After a few miles the local PPD decided to block that off as well, no idea why or if they were aware of 95 problem, they aren't that close to each other. I was 45 minutes late for an appointment that I would have been early for. Madning!
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Old 12-09-2010, 01:11 PM
 
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Hi..

i need to go to Jenkintown in NE Philly from south jersey..60 miles away, in rush hour in the morning..

how much time should i allow to get there by 8:30 am..i have not driven this trip before..

don
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Old 12-09-2010, 04:54 PM
 
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You will certainly need a map since it is not a direct or easy route but traffic shouldn't be too bad since you are sort of going against it but it is all city driving with lights. I would take the tacony Palmyra bridge (only two bucks) and then take cottman av across town to township line rd to 611 then north to jenkintown. To go 60 miles I would allow two hours.
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