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February 26th 2016

Route selection a major step forward for KOP rail

The Philadelphia Inquirer cites the Economy League's Connecting KOP report in this article on SEPTA's route selection announcement. Read More
February 18th 2016

Mayor Jim Kenney wants to boost international and suburban relationships

Mayor Jim Kenney said he plans to 'increase the ease of doing business in Philadelphia,' including boosting foreign relations — both internationally and on the home front — which experts say would benefit local businesses, particularly startups and entrepreneurs. Read More
February 10th 2016

One group says 'No!' to King of Prussia rail proposal

Next month the region will see the five proposals for the King of Prussia rail spur whittled down to one. SEPTA is presenting at a series of public meetings the recommended locally preferred alternative for the five-mile extension to the Norristown High Speed Line. Read More
February 5th 2016

Is the King of Prussia train, in the works for 50 years, picking up steam?

SEPTA and Montgomery County leaders have proposed an extension of the High Speed Line to King of Prussia at an estimated cost of $1 billion. Read More
January 5th 2016

How will extending SEPTA rail to King of Prussia benefit Norristown?

A look at the impact of direct rail to KOP isn't complete without acknowledging the potential effect on Norristown across the Schuylkill River. Read More
December 15th 2015

New Analysis of Projected Rail Line to King of Prussia is Big News for the Whole Region

Imagine shaving over thirty minutes off of the commute between Center City and King of Prussia (KOP), the region’s greatest economic center outside the city limits. Read More
December 8th 2015

King of Prussia Rail project could help shorten commuting time

The Economic League of Greater Philadelphia released a study last week which shows the proposed extension of commuter rail to King of Prussia, could yield many benefits. Read More
December 7th 2015

Report highlights benefits of extending SEPTA's Norristown line

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's (SEPTA) proposed extension of the Norristown High-Speed Line to King of Prussia, Pa., is expected to add $540 million to $946 million to the city's real estate value over 20 years. Read More
December 7th 2015

New Study Says KOP-Philly Rail Could Increase Area Property Value by $1 Billion

A recent study on the proposed rail-link between the King of Prussia and Philadelphia has found that the project could add between $540 million and $946 million to the value of nearby real estate over the next two decades. Read More
December 5th 2015

Study: Extending SEPTA from Philly to KOP would add jobs, development

Extending rail service from Philadelphia to King of Prussia would create thousands of new jobs and pump millions of dollars into the value of the area's real estate, a new study says. Read More
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