From NARP 10-20-2017
The King of Prussia Rail Coalition is a new group of supporters that was formed to promote and advocate for the proposed high speed rail line that would extend to King of Prussia, PA, by 2023. The line was proposed by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), and the agency recently released a draft report on the line’s impact for the area. The group is compiled of business, civic and academic leaders, including Jerry Sweeney, president and chief executive of Philadelphia developer Brandywine Realty Trust, who was named the group’s chairman.
“When we look at King of Prussia and the wonders it provides in terms of economic growth … it becomes incredibly important to make sure we do not pass King of Prussia by, that King of Prussia becomes just as accessible as other parts of our region,” Sweeney said at a news conference Tuesday announcing the rail group’s formation. The coalition also includes officials with the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners, the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, the King of Prussia District business association, and officials with Drexel University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Villanova University.