Clean Air Council


Support the King of Prussia Rail Extension

Clean Air Council strongly supports the King of Prussia Rail extension of the Norristown High Speed Line. Clean Air Council has worked for 50 years to protect everyone’s right to breathe clean air. This project will improve air quality and public health for all residents of the greater Philadelphia region and downwind communities.

The transportation sector is one of the largest contributors to U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and pollutants that make it difficult for the region to maintain the federal health standards for ozone and particulate. King of Prussia is a major regional employment center, drawing commuters from the surrounding counties, but is one of the most congested parts of the region. The Schuylkill Expressway, which serves as a main access point to King of Prussia, is the 9th most congested roadway in the country. Vehicle emissions from expressway traffic greatly affect air quality.

The extension of the Norristown High Speed Line to King of Prussia is a long overdue improvement to the public transit access to this hub. The extension would provide a convenient and much needed alternative to the one person one car commute, and lessen the time and number of transfers required to travel between Center City, King of Prussia, and other parts of the region. Every rider served by the King of Prussia Rail extension will be one less car on the road, improving air quality and traffic congestion for everyone. An increase in public transportation service will also lead to economic growth in the area as people are able to get to this employment hub more easily. The rail extension will provide new opportunities for people in Philadelphia to access jobs in the King of Prussia area.

Thank you for considering the benefits of the King of Prussia Rail extension of the Norristown High Speed Line. Clean Air Council strongly supports this concept that reduces congestion and improves air quality for the King of Prussia area and the region as a whole.

To show your support for the King of Prussia Rail Extension of the Norristown High Speed Line, you can endorse it online!

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