Rails to Trails, or Rails to Rails?

An unused right-of-way between Lansdale, PA and Bethlehem is being contested between those that want to return it to passenger rail service and those that want to turn it into a linear park.
January 29, 2010, 12pm PST | Tim Halbur
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Reporter Paul Nussbaum writes, "In Bucks County, planners hope to restore passenger rail service to an area that lost it 29 years ago. Just to the north, in Lehigh and Northampton Counties, workers have removed the old rails to make way for an eight-mile-long Saucon Valley Trail.

In that corner of southeastern Pennsylvania, two national trends - for rails and for trails - converge. And SEPTA, which owns the old Bethlehem route, has a foot in each camp."

Thanks to kpa518

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Published on Friday, January 29, 2010 in Philadelphia Inquirer
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