Trolley project back on line!
U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, who is also chairman of the Democratic City Committee, called a closed-door meeting on Monday over the stalled Route 15 trolley - and came out with a plan to get the $84 million public-works project running.As part of the deal, the neighborhood (and Campbell) are giving up on the illegal parking spaces they had gotten used to, and SEPTA has agreed to be a better neighbor around its Callowhill depot (including regular meetings with the neighborhood). Hooray for sanity! everybody wins.
"My goal is to have the trolley operational by the end of the summer," said SEPTA Board Chairman Pat Deon, who was at the meeting.
Update: The Urban Warrior gives you a sense of what SEPTA as a bad neighbor felt like, and lauds the arrival of a compromise/truce. Indeed, kudos to all, however belated.