Monday, July 28, 2008

Mayor's Amtrak parking plan proposal better

In response to the NewsLanc article "Revised Amtrak plan still inadequate":

Lancaster mayor Rick Gray has been calling for a parking garage at the Amtrak station. Might this be the best solution? Shouldn't those behind this plan be working with the Lancaster City government to come up with a design that best benefits all parties, even if it means that Lancaster City would need to build a parking garage across the street?

An earlier NewsLanc article mentioned that the Amtrak station upgrade plan will ignore the Lititz Pike bridge relocation for the time being. It is clear that there is a conflict with the Amtrak plans and PennDOT's planned realignment of the Lititz Pike bridge with Duke St. Is this not a waste of taxpayer dollars? Shouldn't Amtrak and PennDOT be working together right now, instead of after both projects are under construction?

Watching the plans for the Lancaster Amtrak station proceed without dealing with the realities of the situation is like watching a train wreck in slow motion.