Hon. Sam Smith, Hon. Frank Dermody, Honorable Mike Turzai, Hon. Nick Micozzie, and Hon. Joe Hackett of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives: Objection to the Media/Elwyn Line Closure
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The Service Realignment Plan, released by SEPTA to cut costs, would end service on the Media/Elwyn line in 2015. Without the Media/Elwyn line, Swarthmore and much of Delaware County loses its vital access to Philadelphia.
Many Swarthmore College faculty and staff, as well as Swarthmore residents, rely on the Media/Elwyn line to be able to travel to their jobs. Furthermore, the line makes travel to and from Swarthmore much easier, allows for transport for Swarthmore College students who wish to take classes at Penn and provides access to Philadelphia's restaurants, museums and other cultural offerings. This issue further impacts the many residents of Swarthmore who use the Media/Elwyn line for work, and for travel to Philadelphia and many nearby towns and suburbs. Swarthmore and much of Delaware County will suffer without the Media/Elwyn line and the access that it provides.
(For more information about the cuts: http://www.swarthmorephoenix.com/service-realignment-plan-threatens-septa-termination-in-2015/)
Many Swarthmore students are unable to attend the press conference scheduled forthis Friday, because the school is currently on October break. Hopefully this petition will add to the forceful letter written by Swarthmore Borough Council and Mayor Rick Lowe in demonstrating mass support from the Swarthmore College community, Swarthmore residents, and residents from all over Delaware County, to keep the Media/Elwyn line running. A copy of that letter can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PGObvhX2PAn1WBiQwiuKwih2T1zq3KyZWthLZx6rDgw
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