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2024

Editorial: Teamwork brings new hope for restoration of Reading-Philadelphia rail service
01/18/24, Reading Eagle

2023

FRA awards $8.2B for passenger-rail projects, selects 69 corridors for future service planning
12/8/23, Progressing Railroading

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority extend consultant’s contract for an additional year
10/23/23, wfmz.com

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority will host in-person meeting in Pottstown
10/17/23, Reading eagle

Greater Reading Chamber Alliance updates community on passenger rail service restoration
10/10/23, Reading Eagle

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail project brought to the attention of senior White House advisor
4/24/23, WFMZ

Rail Renewal
4/18/23, Berks 1st

Schuylkill River Passenger Train Authority Applies For Federal Funds
3/27/23, Patch.com

Berks County Commissioner updates work of passenger rail authority
3/9/23, WFMZ

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Corridor Access Application to Be Nearly Done by Jan. 27
1/24/23, MONTCO.Today

Passenger rail authority hears update on federal application process
1/24/23, WFMZ-TV

2022

Authority launches website about effort to bring back Reading-Philadelphia rail service
12/19/22, Reading Eagle

Passenger rail authority unveils expanded website
12/19/22, wfmz.com

Passenger rail authority consultant recommends visit to Washington D.C. in February
11/28/22, WFMZ-TV

SRPRA on Track to Restore Rail Service between Reading and Philadelphia
11/10/22, MONTCO.Today

Amtrak cuts ribbon on bus service between Reading, Philly
10/27/22, WFMZ-TV

Hurdles to bringing passenger trains to Reading
9/24/22, wfmz.com

Local Transportation Planner Climbs Aboard as Leader of Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Project
9/23/22, MONTCO.Today

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority appoints Thomas Frawley as Interim Executive Director
9/21/22, Berks Weekly

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority hires interim executive director
9/21/22, Yahoo News

Schuylkill River Train On Track; New "Conductor" On Board
9/20/22, NewsExplorer

Transportation consultant to lead SRPRA on interim basis
9/20/22, WFMZ-TV

Passenger rail authority anticipates costs in 3-year budget
9/19/22, WFMZ-TV

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority hires consultant to guide its mission
8/22/22, Reading Eagle

Train From Philadelphia To Reading Moves Closer To Reality
8/22/22, Patch

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority selects consultant
8/22/22, wfmz.com

Lehigh Valley passenger rail: PennDOT, local transportation group starting study
8/17/22, Lehigh Valley Live

Is the return of passenger rail to the Lehigh Valley on track? Here's what will happen next
8/16/22, The Morning Call

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority Gets Quick Start
7/26/22, Patch

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority takes first official step to restore passenger rail
7/26/22, ScoopUSANews

Passenger rail authority hears presentations for consultant role
7/26/22, WFMZ-TV

Companies vie for role of consultant to Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority
7/26/22, WFMZ-TV

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority continues to establish its footing
7/25/22, Pottstown Mercury

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority submits letter of intent to feds
7/21/22, WFMZ-TV

Train From Philadelphia To Reading Is On Track
7/20/22, Patch

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority submits letter of intention to compete for funding
7/20/22, Reading Eagle

Reading-to-Phila Rail Line Lumbers Forward; Pottstown/Phila. Passage to Follow
7/12/22, MONTCO.Today

The historic Reading Railroad is planning a comeback as Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority holds its first meeting
7/11/22, WHYY

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority up and running
7/7/22, The Morning Call

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority Sets Train On Track
7/7/22, Patch

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority holds 1st meeting
7/6/22, WFMZ-TV

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority officially up and running
7/6/22, Reading Eagle

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority to hold first meeting July 6 in Berks
7/5/22, BCTV.org

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority to hold 1st meeting July 6
7/3/22, WFMZ-TV

Amtrak's new bus service links Reading and Pottstown to Philly. Is it a precursor to rail service?
6/10/22, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Amtrak express bus service linking Reading, Pottstown and Philadelphia begins Monday
6/3/22, Reading Eagle

Amtrak adds bus route connecting Reading, Pottstown to Philadelphia
6/3/22, PhillyVoice

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority Pushing Forward Restoration of Defunct Passenger Line That Ran Through Montgomery County
5/11/22, MONTCO.Today

Restoration of former commuter train line between Reading and Philadelphia takes step forward
5/7/22, PhillyVoice

Berks, Chester and Montgomery counites approve the creation of the Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority
5/2/22, witfi.org

Passenger rail service between Reading and Philly could be restored for the first time in 4 decades
5/2/22, Lehigh Valley Live

Move over SEPTA. Chesco joins Montco, Berks in approving the creation of the Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority
5/2/22, WHYY

Montgomery County Authorizes Creation of Passenger Rail Authority with Berks and Chester Counties
4/28/22, MONTCO.Today

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority to hold 1st meeting by end of June
4/28/22, WFMZ-TV

Berks, Chester and Montgomery authorize creation of Passenger Rail Authority
4/28/22, Chescotimes

Passenger rail service between Reading and Philly could be restored for the first time in 4 decades
4/27/22, PennLive

Officials in three counties authorize creation of passenger rail authority
4/27/22, The Reporter

Berks, Chester and Montgomery counties authorize creation of passenger rail authority
4/27/22, Berks Weekly

Chester County joins Berks, Montgomery in approving passenger rail authority
4/27/22, WFMZ-TV

Meeting on Proposed Formation of Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority Draws Significant Public Interest
4/25/22, MONTCO.Today

GRCA supports creation of Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority to bring service back to Reading
4/22/22, Lehigh Valley Business

Berks, Montgomery counties agree to form passenger rail authority. It could be the key to restoring rail service between Reading and Philly
4/21/22, The Morning Call

Expanded rail passenger service one step closer in Montgomery County
4/21/22, WFMZ-TV

Berks OKs creation of tri-county passenger rail authority
4/21/22, WFMZ-TV

Berks Commissioners approve creation of a tri-county passenger railroad authority
4/21/22, WFMZ-TV

Berks, Montgomery commissioners vote to form passenger railroad authority
4/21/22, Pottstown Mercury

All aboard: Montgomery County holds public hearing on proposed passenger rail authority
4/20/22, The Times Herald

Montgomery Co. set to vote on Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority on Thursday
4/20/22, WFMZ-TV

Montco Residents Ready For Restoring Train Service
4/20/22, Patch

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority with Montgomery County
3/16/22, MONTCO.Today

Berks County Considering Starting Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority with Montgomery County
3/16/22, MONTCO.Today

New rail authority proposed for Montgomery, Chester, and Berks counties
3/16/22, Al Dia News

Berks, Montgomery and Chester counties consider a new passenger rail authority
3/15/22, WITF

Montgomery, Chester, and Berks counties consider a new passenger rail authority
3/15/22, WHYY

SUBURBAN NEWS: Montgomery County Commissioners vote to consider formation of new passenger rail authority
3/11/22, PhilaSun.com

Montgomery County Commissioners Vote to Consider Formation of Regional Rail Authority
3/8/22, MONTCO.Today

Chester County to consider regional rail commission
3/7/22, Kennett Times

Suburban counties seek to revive passenger train service between Reading and Philadelphia
3/4/22, PhillyVoice

Berks Commissioners discuss reviving tri-county passenger rail authority
3/3/22, WFMZ-TV

3 counties eye authority to restore Reading to Philadelphia passenger rail service
3/3/22, Daily Local

Reading, Phoenixville, Norristown Train Restoration On Track
3/3/22, Patch

Berks considers creation of tri-county passenger rail authority
3/3/22, WFMZ-TV

Berks commissioners set hearing for passenger railroad authority
3/3/22, Reading Eagle

Berks to consider formation of passenger rail authority with Chester and Montgomery counties
3/3/22, Berks Weekly

Press Releases

2023

Reading to Philadelphia Intercity Passenger Rail Project Accepted in Federal Program
Posted by SRPRA December 8, 2023

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority to Host In-person Meeting on October 23
Posted by Montgomery County October 17, 2023

SRPRA submits application to FRA's Corridor Identification and Development Program
Posted by SRPRA March 23, 2023

2022

SRPRA Formalizes Agreement with Transportation for America
Posted by Montgomery County October 28, 2022

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority Appoints Thomas Frawley as Interim Executive Director
Posted by Montgomery County September 20, 2022

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority Takes First Official Step to Restore Passenger Rail
Posted by Montgomery County July 20, 2022

Berks, Chester and Montgomery Counties Authorize Creation of Passenger Rail Authority
Posted by Chester County April 27, 2022

Montgomery County Commissioners Vote to Consider Formation of Regional Rail Authority
Posted by Montgomery County March 3, 2022