Phoenixville - Bridge St scene

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  1. Malloy

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    So, I ended up in Molly Maguire's tonight for a while. That place was PACKED! Seemed like the other bars on Bridge were quite busy as well. Does anyone hang out there?
     
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    I was there a couple of months ago with the gf. Got stopped in a DUI checkpoint on the way home (Egypt Road) and being stupid, I answered honestly that I had been drinking and wound up doing the human pet trick routine (after which I was cleared to drive). So THAT makes me want to stay closer to home, but it was an allright time. It was my first time to Pheonixville and I liked it.
     
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    Phoenixville Rising | Philadelphia Business Journal
     
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    Glad to see this getting done! Phoenixville has a ton of potential. If SEPTA ever gets around to getting rail service to Phoenixville, it could quickly turn in to one of the best suburbs to live in.
     
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    the problem is that while phoenixville makes far more sense as the terminus of (well, it would be the phoenixville line) than norristown, phoenixville is in chester county, and chester county is still holding on to hope of having septa run to parkesburg as a bigger priority than serving phoenixville (despite the fact parkesburg has service in the Keystone). Since it sits in chester county, chester county has to fund the study to extend service there under moronic federal rules. in contrast, I think this simple extension should be a top priority for chesco unless they can get the state to runa keystone type of service to reading (or to harrisburg via reading and hershey).
     
  7. MariusPontmercy

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    The state of PA will never run a train, ever. It had that option after Conrail stopped running the long distance commuter routes for SEPTA and the governor at the time decided that PennDOT would have nothing to do with rail transportation, effectively killing any hope for a state rail agency a la NJT. You'd have to create a whole new agency to run it, and I just don't see that happening.
     
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    penndot pays for the keystone
     
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    Didnt that steel plant produce the steel beems for both the WTC and ESB?

    Hopefully good things to come for the site Phxville isnt all that bad...
     
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    I thought the line belonged to Amtrak though. Does PennDOT pitch in to help Amtrak run the line or something?
     
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    yep. they put in ~$70 million in capital back in 2003-6, matching amtrak capital. they pay "direct" operating costs (and by federal law, they will also pay the capital costs of the equipment next year). of course, rightnow, penndot doesn't have money for new rail projects let or even bridges but such a project could be cheaper than septa (and serve a wider portion of the state)
     
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    Lukens Steel (Coatesville)----->WTC

    Bethlehem Steel----->ESB
     
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    Read more: Neapolitan pizza in Phoenixville


    A French bistro for Phoenixville
     
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