Congestion one of the major concerns of Lehigh Valley residents

With ever-increasing road congestion one of the major concerns of Lehigh Valley residents, the region’s planners are taking a fresh look at bringing back passenger rail service. They are beginning to plan now because creating a passenger rail system anywhere in the United States currently takes an average of 18 years, said Becky Bradley, executive director of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission. She said the amount of freight traffic —- tractor-trailers and box trucks — is projected to double within the next 20 years on roads in Lehigh and Northampton counties.

~ Randy Kraft, from Rail transportation in Lehigh Valley’s future, says LVPC