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Project Updates

Passenger Rail Reading, Pottstown, Phoenixville, PAProject Update
April 5, 2024

State of the Project: April 5, 2024

In our effort to be informative and transparent to the public, the Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority (SRPRA) intends to offer occasional “state of the project” updates to supplement our ongoing public outreach through social media channels.

Press Releases

In the News

2022

Authority launches website about effort to bring back Reading-Philadelphia rail service
December 19, 2022, Reading Eagle

Passenger rail authority unveils expanded website
December 19, 2022, WFMZ-TV

Passenger rail authority consultant recommends visit to Washington D.C. in February
November 28, 2022- WFMZ-TV

SRPRA on Track to Restore Rail Service between Reading and Philadelphia
November 11, 2022- MONTCO.Today

Amtrak cuts ribbon on bus service between Reading, Philly
September 27, 2022- WFMZ-TV

Hurdles to bringing passenger trains to Reading
September 24, 2022- WFMZ-TV

Local Transportation Planner Climbs Aboard as Leader of Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Project
September 23, 2022- MONTCO.Today

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority appoints Thomas Frawley as Interim Executive Director
September 21, 2022- Berks Weekly

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority hires interim executive director
September 21, 2022- Yahoo News

Schuylkill River Train On Track; New “Conductor” On Board
September 20, 2022- NewsExplorer

Transportation consultant to lead SRPRA on interim basis
September 20, 2022- WFMZ-TV

Passenger rail authority anticipates costs in 3-year budget
September 19, 2022- WFMZ-TV

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority hires consultant to guide its mission
August 22, 2022- Reading Eagle

Train From Philadelphia To Reading Moves Closer To Reality
August 22, 2022- Patch

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority selects consultant
August 22, 2022- WFMZ-TV

Lehigh Valley passenger rail: PennDOT, local transportation group starting study
August 17, 2022- Lehigh Valley Live

Is the return of passenger rail to the Lehigh Valley on track? Here’s what will happen next
August 16, 2022- The Morning Call

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority Gets Quick Start
July 26, 2022- Patch

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority takes first official step to restore passenger rail
July 26, 2022- ScoopUSANews

Passenger rail authority hears presentations for consultant role
July 26, 2022- WFMZ-TV

Companies vie for role of consultant to Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority
July 26, 2022- WFMZ-TV

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority continues to establish its footing
July 25, 2022- Pottstown Mercury

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority submits letter of intent to feds
July 21, 2022- WFMZ-TV

Train From Philadelphia To Reading Is On Track
July 20, 2022- Patch

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority submits letter of intention to compete for funding
July 20, 2022- Reading Eagle

Reading-to-Phila Rail Line Lumbers Forward; Pottstown/Phila. Passage to Follow
July 12, 2022- MONTCO.Today

The historic Reading Railroad is planning a comeback as Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority holds its first meeting
July 11, 2022- WHYY

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority up and running
July 7, 2022- The Morning Call

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority Sets Train On Track
July 7, 2022- Patch

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority holds 1st meeting
July 6, 2022- WFMZ-TV

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority officially up and running
July 6, 2022- Reading Eagle

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority to hold first meeting July 6 in Berks
July 5, 2022- BCTV.org

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority to hold 1st meeting July 6
July 3, 2022- WFMZ-TV

Amtrak’s new bus service links Reading and Pottstown to Philly. Is it a precursor to rail service?
June 10, 2022- The Philadelphia Inquirer

Amtrak express bus service linking Reading, Pottstown and Philadelphia begins Monday
June 3, 2022- Reading Eagle

Amtrak adds bus route connecting Reading, Pottstown to Philadelphia
June 3, 2022- PhillyVoice

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority Pushing Forward Restoration of Defunct Passenger Line That Ran Through Montgomery County
May 11, 2022- MONTCO.Today

Restoration of former commuter train line between Reading and Philadelphia takes step forward
May 7, 2022- PhillyVoice

Berks, Chester and Montgomery counites approve the creation of the Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority
May 2, 2022- witfi.org

Passenger rail service between Reading and Philly could be restored for the first time in 4 decades
May 2, 2022- Lehigh Valley Live

Move over SEPTA. Chesco joins Montco, Berks in approving the creation of the Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority
May 2, 2022- WHYY

Montgomery County Authorizes Creation of Passenger Rail Authority with Berks and Chester Counties
April 28, 2022- MONTCO.Today

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority to hold 1st meeting by end of June
April 28, 2022- WFMZ-TV

Berks, Chester and Montgomery authorize creation of Passenger Rail Authority
April 28, 2022- Chescotimes

Passenger rail service between Reading and Philly could be restored for the first time in 4 decades
April 27, 2022- PennLive

Officials in three counties authorize creation of passenger rail authority
April 27, 2022- The Reporter

Berks, Chester and Montgomery counties authorize creation of passenger rail authority
April 27, 2022- Berks Weekly

Chester County joins Berks, Montgomery in approving passenger rail authority
April 27, 2022- WFMZ-TV

Meeting on Proposed Formation of Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority Draws Significant Public Interest
April 25, 2022- MONTCO.Today

GRCA supports creation of Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority to bring service back to Reading
April 22, 2022- 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
April 21, 2022- The Morning Call

Expanded rail passenger service one step closer in Montgomery County
April 21, 2022- WFMZ-TV

Berks OKs creation of tri-county passenger rail authority
April 21, 2022- WFMZ-TV

Berks Commissioners approve creation of a tri-county passenger railroad authority
April 21, 2022- WFMZ-TV

Berks, Montgomery commissioners vote to form passenger railroad authority
April 21, 2022- Pottstown Mercury

All aboard: Montgomery County holds public hearing on proposed passenger rail authority
April 20, 2022- The Times Herald

Montgomery Co. set to vote on Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority on Thursday
April 20, 2022- WFMZ-TV

Montco Residents Ready For Restoring Train Service
April 20, 2022- Patch

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority with Montgomery County
March 16, 2022- MONTCO.Today

Berks County Considering Starting Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority with Montgomery County
March 16, 2022- MONTCO.Today

New rail authority proposed for Montgomery, Chester, and Berks counties
March 16, 2022- Al Dia News

Berks, Montgomery and Chester counties consider a new passenger rail authority
March 15, 2022-WITF

Montgomery, Chester, and Berks counties consider a new passenger rail authority
March 15, 2022- WHYY

SUBURBAN NEWS: Montgomery County Commissioners vote to consider formation of new passenger rail authority
March 11, 2022- PhilaSun.com

Montgomery County Commissioners Vote to Consider Formation of Regional Rail Authority
March 8, 2022- MONTCO.Today

Chester County to consider regional rail commission
March 7, 2022- Kennett Times

Suburban counties seek to revive passenger train service between Reading and Philadelphia
March 4, 2022- PhillyVoice

Berks Commissioners discuss reviving tri-county passenger rail authority
March 3, 2022- WFMZ-TV

3 counties eye authority to restore Reading to Philadelphia passenger rail service
March 3, 2022- Daily Local

Reading, Phoenixville, Norristown Train Restoration On Track
March 3, 2022- Patch

Berks considers creation of tri-county passenger rail authority
March 3, 2022- WFMZ-TV

Berks commissioners set hearing for passenger railroad authority
March 3, 2022- Reading Eagle

Berks to consider formation of passenger rail authority with Chester and Montgomery counties
March 3, 2022- Berks Weekly