The Berks County Commissioners passed a resolution
on April 21, 2022 to authorize the creation of the Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority. Montgomery County Commissioners passed a similar resolution on April 21 and the Chester County Commissioners passed the resolution on April 27.
The SRPRA is supported with representation and funding from all three counties. The authority will have the power to formalize agreements, procure funding and provide for a direct governmental body that can work with AMTRAK, PennDOT, the Federal Railroad Administration and other necessary partners.
The SRPRA is made up of the following members (left to right):
Next Meeting: Monday, September 19, 2022
Virtual via Zoom
October 24, 2022
November 28, 2022
December 19, 2022
Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority Documents:
The Berks Alliance funded a study about the benefits of passenger rail service to Berks County.
The July 2020 report from the study can be found here
PennDOT also completed an analysis of passenger rail from Reading to Philadelphia.