Thursday, March 27, 2008

Late Night

For once our local transit authority isn't completely broke and they can therefore contemplate service improvements.

Among the proposals are late night Friday and Saturday regional rail service on the R5 Paoli/Thorndale line, the R6 Norristown line and R7 Trenton line, which would run an hour to two hours later than current weekend service.

Last train out is at 12:15 for the R5 on weekends, which really isn't helpful for people from the burbs who like to come in for some city fun. It cuts it a bit close for kids who might want to come into town for shows. And aside from the potential to reduce drunk driving a bit, I'm a big believer in the idea that public transit is something that people have to get used to taking, and if you give them an excuse to try it a few times they'll keep using it.