Will passenger rail service be a part of Lehigh Valley’s future?

The Lehigh Valley Transportation Study on Tuesday launched a major study to determine how passenger rail service fits in the region’s future, and what it would take to make it happen. The “Road to Rail” effort is a move embraced by mayors of all three Valley cities, but one rail advocates know from experience will not be an easy sell.

“We’ve never really taken a hard look at this before,” said Becky Bradley, executive director of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, which operates the LVTS. “This will not be just another study. We’re going to look at the entire transit system and how to best get people from one place to another, both outside and inside the Lehigh Valley.”

~  Matt Assad, from Will passenger rail service be a part of Lehigh Valley’s future?