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View Poll Results: Do you support the proposal for tolls on Route 422 to fund rail expansion/road repair?
I support the proposal 5 41.67%
I do not support the proposal 7 58.33%
Don't know/Indifferent 0 0%
Voters: 12. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-31-2009, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Montco PA
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The sprawl that has occurred in the Philadelphia area is also related to the city wage tax and the costs/problems associated with doing business in the city. Sprawl happens, everywhere. Most cities grow even as people flee to the suburbs. I support the train, but do think it will encourage people to live even further away from Philadelphia. With this train, people will be able to live in the countryside just east of Reading and work in Center City, if they so choose, with a not totally unreasonable commute.

An easier short-term solution would be to add more lanes to 422 (costs much less) and designate them as high occupancy only during rush hour.
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Old 08-31-2009, 05:21 PM
 
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As a soon to be resident of Phoenixville I support an extension for the R6, or alternatively buying the ROW for the "Greenline." In either case I think the area needs a form of rail transportation. I am not entirely sure I like the idea of tolling 422 to accomplish the improvements but I think anyone who does this commute on a regular basis agrees that something has to happen.
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