With Holmesburg Junction as example, legislators call for funding for transportation upgrades

“Our transportation system is falling apart right under our tires,” Pa. Sen. Mike Stack said yesterday.

He joined Pa. Rep. Mike McGeehan and transportation officials at Holmesburg Junction Station to call for  funding for Pennsylvania’s distressed transit system.

By their count, more than 1 million people used SEPTA to get around last year. More than 613 of train riders used the Holmesburg Junction Station.

“The Holmesburg station has few passenger amenities and has had very few upgrades in the past 50 years,” Stack said. “If we want to attract more residents and visitors to use SEPTA, we must make repairs and modernize. Holmesburg is just one example of the critical need to invest in our state’s public transit systems.”

Stack and McGeehan are calling for infrastructure improvements to the state’s transportation systems.

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