Trolley Modernization: Share Your Story

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  • John Fortune
    commented 2021-03-29 21:44:39 -0400
    Bring back the 23 Trolley! I remembered that. That was the best one. Taking the trolleys is always great!
  • John Fortune
    commented 2021-03-29 21:37:47 -0400
    Bring back the 23 Trolley! I remembered that. That was the best one. Taking the trolleys is always great!
  • Lydia Carbone
    commented 2021-03-29 20:24:31 -0400
  • Frank M Gaydos
    commented 2021-03-29 15:21:02 -0400
  • Estelle
    @Petitesuissesse tweeted link to this page. 2021-03-29 14:23:59 -0400
  • Estelle
    commented 2021-03-29 14:23:46 -0400
    I’ve lived in places with modern transportation systems. This means that everyone can get about the city with ease. My father is disabled and would not be able to access today’s trolleys. I’m sure there are many in the same situation as he is. They deserve the same access as anyone else in the city.
  • Peter Kim
    commented 2021-03-22 09:49:13 -0400
    Slow trolleys that don’t have traffic priority make it prohibitive for me to travel to West Philly from South Philly since I don’t have a car. I would love to be able to visit West Philly more for its cultural institutions and businesses but it’s just too painful right now because of the ineffective trolley system.
  • Robert DuPlessis
    commented 2021-03-20 14:39:09 -0400
    I’ve taken modern trolleys in many countries on many continents. They are a delight for many reasons: quiet, lack of pollution, speed, space. For me, in my mid-70s, one of their main attractions is accessibility. In countries from Turkey to Singapore, cities from Strasbourg to Seattle, modern trolleys are easy to enter and exit, usually on the same level as the platform. The contrast with the Philadelphia trolleys, which are difficult and dangerous to embark and disembark, is profound—and very much to Philadelphia’s shame.
  • Dan Whaland
    commented 2021-03-20 09:28:49 -0400
  • Anne Bonn
    commented 2021-03-19 20:32:57 -0400
    I’ve used these trolleys all my life. They are very convenient, and especially useful for getting to University City from town.
  • Carrie Long
    commented 2021-03-19 20:13:44 -0400
  • 5th Square
    published this page in Members of Congress: Earmark Funding for Trolley Modernization Today 2021-03-19 14:34:35 -0400
  • Andrew Pettit
    commented 2021-03-18 21:49:12 -0400
    I remember taking the trolley along Girard from Fairmount to the end in west philly to my then job at the Haddington library 30 years ago..nice antique way to get ax town…good memories!
  • Mark Harris
    commented 2021-03-18 20:24:03 -0400
    My perspective is that of planning for implementation.
  • Liam Costello
    commented 2021-03-18 18:26:06 -0400
  • Janet Greene
    commented 2021-03-17 22:28:31 -0400
    I am 74. I do not have a car. Public transportation is good for me and good for the environment. Please think of the future. It is embarrassing when friends visit from other countries and see the sad state of our transportation systems.
  • Leonard Ellis
    commented 2021-03-17 14:41:38 -0400
  • Christopher Saxon
    commented 2021-03-17 14:35:38 -0400
    I don’t have an automobile and I take SEPTA often. I say yes to adding new transportation cars for passengers.
  • Michael Meriweather
    commented 2021-03-17 14:23:19 -0400
  • Paul Alulis Alulis
    commented 2021-03-17 13:16:35 -0400
  • Maureen Clarke-Sweeney
    commented 2021-03-17 12:02:54 -0400
    I do not have a automobile and septa is my transportation, I say yes to adding new transportation cars ,for passengers.
  • Maureen Clarke-Sweeney
    commented 2021-03-17 12:02:54 -0400
    I do not have a automobile and septa is my transportation, I say yes to adding new transportation cars ,for passengers.
  • Morgan Hugo
    commented 2021-03-17 10:51:11 -0400
    We need fully wheelchair accessible trollies in Philadelphia. We are denying people with disabilities their civil rights. We have 504 and the ADA as laws but not following them.
  • Owen Sindler
    commented 2021-03-17 09:50:53 -0400
    Trolleys ought to be able to accommodate bicycles.
  • Julian Frasier
    commented 2021-03-17 09:47:09 -0400
  • Erin Worrell
    commented 2021-03-17 08:59:42 -0400
    I’ve lived in Philly for 15 years. I moved to West Philly 6 years ago, but I’m still involved in several organizations in Center City and attend church there. It’s really difficult for me to get out of work, get home, and catch the trolley in time to get to my band rehearsals on weeknights. The lack of reliable service means I’m always unsure if I’ll make it to a movie or concert on time of I take the trolley. I would do more shopping in Center City but I don’t want to worry that I’ll have to wait a half hour or an hour for a trolley that never arrives. I currently work outside the city but I’m looking hard for a job in Center City to make my commute better and knowing I had good trolley service would be incredible. I’ve been to enough other cities to see what good streetcar systems do for connecting neighborhoods. Philly deserves the same.
  • Will Tung
    commented 2021-03-17 08:53:04 -0400