Connecting KOP: The Benefits of SEPTA's King of Prussia Rail Project
The Economy League's Connecting KOP study, conducted in partnership with Econsult Solutions, Inc., quantifies benefits associated with SEPTA’s King of Prussia Rail Project including job growth, shorter commute times, reduced congestion, and increased development. The analysis provides a range of estimated impacts based on different alternatives for the rail extension.
Notable findings include:
Development stimulated by the introduction of King of Prussia Rail is expected to add four to eight million square feet of new development and $540 million–$946 million to the value of King of Prussia real estate over 20 years.
Transit travel time savings to King of Prussia are projected at 30+ minutes from Center City, 20+ minutes from Norristown, and 10+ minutes from Upper Darby.
Less-congested routes as a result of the introduction of a rail transit option to King of Prussia will save drivers 1.7 million–2.1 million hours per year.