Hearings Regarding Roosevelt Boulevard Subway to Take Place Following I-95 Collapse

Roosevelt Boulevard Subway Rendering
Image and caption via Billy Penn.
Station-level interior rendering of the potential Rising Sun Station for the proposed Roosevelt Boulevard Subway line.

Following the collapse of a part of I-95, officials from Philadelphia are looking back at plans for a long-proposed subway line. Asha Prihar wrote about the plans for Billy Penn.

Councilmember Mike Driscoll will be introducing a resolution for the Committee on Transportation and Public Utilities in order to “review the impacts and funding options to extend the subway system into the Roosevelt Boulevard corridor.” The partial collapse of I-95 over the weekend has revamped talks of the subway, as it may become a necessary transportation alternative for countless commuters.

The proposed resolution would entail bringing together stakeholders from every level of government to see what it would take to make the line a reality.

Maps that were originally laid out for the subway showed that it would go through very important parts of Philadelphia before ending in Bucks County.

This mode of transportation could be a new way for local commuters to make their way in and out of the city in a much easier and usable fashion than traditional commuting, especially given recent circumstances.

Read more about Philadelphia City Council’s plans to hold hearings about the proposed Roosevelt Boulevard subway at Billy Penn.


Video via NBC10 Philadelphia.

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