Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Bring Back The 23 Trolley!

Sadly, they probably won't.

Forget the Bridge to Nowhere. How about the Trolley to Nowhere?

The federal and state governments have just spent about $3 million for new trolley tracks, new trolley wires and new trolley poles along newly reconstructed Germantown Avenue in Mount Airy and Chestnut Hill. But will the iconic green-and-cream trolleys, which were "temporarily" removed from service there in 1992, return?

Don't count on it. SEPTA, which prefers buses, says it has no plans to use the new tracks and wires, much to the dismay of local residents and merchants.