King of Prussia Rail Project Reaches Significant Milestone

Christine Tarlecki
Image via KOP BID.

The King of Prussia District and the King of Prussia Rail Coalition announced an exciting step forward for SEPTA’s King of Prussia Rail project, writes KOP District Executive Director Eric Goldstein in a recent blog post.

Recently, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued a combined Final Environmental Impact Statement/Record of Decision (FEIS/ROD) for the King of Prussia Rail project.

The FEIS, which began in March 2018 following the completion of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), further identifies environmental and community impacts and commits to specific mitigation and minimization actions to eliminate or reduce negative effects. 

The ROD is the official decision document of the FTA, which allows SEPTA to continue further engineering and construction of the project.   
Next, SEPTA will commence Phase 2 of Preliminary Design (30 percent design) for the project. Phase 2 will build on the efforts of Phase 1 and will add more detail. 

This significant milestone is just the latest in a series of recent advancements for the transformative project, which will connect southeastern Pennsylvania’s three largest employment centers – Center City, University City, and King of Prussia.

KOP Rail is an integral part of SEPTA’s long-range plan to serve the needs of the region and is a necessary investment to ensure that the region remains competitive.

Full details on the project – including the Refined Route Interactive Map, station renderings , and a 3D video – are available on the KOP Rail website .

The King of Prussia Rail Coalition believes KOP Rail will help reduce congestion on area roadways, grow jobs, spark economic development in KOP and other points along the existing line, and create walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods around the area.

To learn more about the King of Prussia Rail Coalition, endorse the project, and sign up for updates, visit KOPRailCoalition.