If you have been downtown lately, you will notice there is construction going on next to Harleysville Bank First Niagara Bank. The old SEPTA train platform area is being renovated and transformed into an intermodal transportation center. This is a much-needed improvement for Pottstown. Currently, PART’s main transfer point is right in front of Argento’s restaurant and in the middle of the very busy High & Hanover Street intersection. Those big buses take up a lot of room!
Wisely, our borough government has applied for and been awarded a grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to create the intermodal transportation center. A transportation center makes SENSE! If you have ever been to Norristown’s transportation center you will see how organized this makes using mass transit. Pottstown is unique as we are the only municipality in Montgomery County to have our own mass transit system. Pottstown also has SEPTA service along with PART.
As I am constantly posting and hinting around about Pottstown getting grants to pay for improvements, I feel it is only fair that we give public recognition to the borough for obtaining one! Nice going and let’s get some more :).