Passenger rail stakeholders meet to discuss future service to Reading/Berks

Local elected officials and stakeholders gathered in downtown Reading Wednesday afternoon to discuss the future of passenger rail service in Reading and Berks County.

Held at Alvernia University’s CollegeTowne campus, the meeting focused on the next steps needed to prepare the corridor for passenger rail service, including using federal funding, location for the Reading Train Station and developing a Transit Oriented Development Zoning District in Reading.

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Tom Frawley, Executive Director of the Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority gave a presentation on the current status of the rail project along with Jim Gerlach, President & CEO of the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance, who spoke about potential locations for the train station. A short question and answer session was held following the presentations.

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