The Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority (SRPRA) voted unanimously at its meeting on October 24, 2022, to approve an agreement with Smart Growth America through their Transportation for America (T4A) Program.
Under the agreement, Transportation for America will provide guidance to the authority during the process of advocating and applying for federal funding to restore passenger rail service in the Reading to Philadelphia corridor.
One of the first things Transportation for America will be focusing on is assisting with SRPRA’s application to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to participate in their Corridor Identification Program. This program includes funding for a variety of planning and environmental documentation activities that are essential for the rail service restoration project.
Transportation for America is based in Washington D.C. The SRPRA is a joint effort between officials in Berks, Montgomery and Chester counties to revive passenger rail service in the region. To stay updated on SRPRA developments, residents are encouraged to visit www.gosrpra.com.