Rail Plans Move Forward in Philadelphia
The plan would create a system of rail lines and streetcars in the city's downtown and near the waterfront.
"Robert Box, general manager of the PATCO rail line, said it was beneficial to advance the environmental study and preliminary engineering as quickly as possible to seek federal funding.
'We've built a lot of momentum and a lot of support,' Box said, 'and it is important to keep this moving.'
DRPA Chairman John Estey said federal money was crucial: 'We can't fund this unless there's federal money.'"