Wednesday, January 16, 2013


It's actually quite a miracle that all the Philadelphia trolley lines weren't ripped out. The reason is pretty basic. Most are attached to a valuable piece of infrastructure - tunnels - that couldn't be converted to bus use. Ripping them out would seriously strain the capacity of bridges over the river and put way too much bus traffic (there's too much already) on Market Street.

So we keep our trolleys. For now.