High speed SEPTA rail line moves forward

The $1 billion extension of the Norristown High Speed Line recently took a step forward.

SEPTA issued a request for proposals for a developer earlier this month.

According to Montco Today, the extension is intended to ease congestion in Upper Merion during peak travel times. Another main goal is to link together King of Prussia, Center City and University City, Greater Philadelphia’s three biggest employment centers.

Construction on the extension is slated to commence in 2019, with a projected completion date of 2023.

Image courtesy of Montco Today.