Category Archives: transportation

SEPTA Suspends Service Until Further Notice on Manayunk/Norristown Line Due to Barricaded Gunman

November 26, 2016

If you are planning to take the Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail line in or out of the city this morning you may want to plan for another mode of transportation. SEPTA has suspended service on the line until further notice. The reason? A suspected gunman is barricaded in a building along River Road, which is adjacent to the tracks. The report […]

New Turnpike Exchange at Ridge Pike and Conshohocken Road Potentially on Chopping Block

November 20, 2016

Below is a pres release issued on November 16th from the PA Turnpike Commission. It details how future financial considerations may result in the commission no longer funding six projects that are currently approved. One of these six projects is the cashless ramps on an off the turnpike at the intersection of what use to be Ridge Pike and Conshohocken […]

Conshohocken Considering Upgrading Parking Meters

November 16, 2016

On tonight’s agenda for the meeting of Conshohocken’s Borough Council is an item that states, “Authorize the Borough Manager to contract with Parkmobile, LLC to offer an electronic payment service alternative for the borough’s parking meters.” It sounds like the new system will work alongside the ability to pay with change as you would now. Obviously everyone doesn’t have a […]

SEPTA Announces Regional Rail Yards Are Being Blocked by Those on Strike and “Significant” Number of Trains Being Cancelled

November 1, 2016

Those SEPTA workers who went on strike today, who have nothing to do with the Regional Rail service, are now blocking train yards. This has resulted in SEPTA making the following announcement regarding Regional Rail service this evening: A significant number of trains will be canceled tonight as several rail yards are blocked. Picketers are preventing crews from getting to […]

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SEPTA Strike Won’t Impact Conshohocken Commuters That Much

October 26, 2016

In the event there is a strike at SEPTA, it really won’t impact Conshohocken and other suburban commuters that much. The workers and contract involved is between SEPTA and the Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 234 City Transit Division. It is scheduled to expire at midnight on Halloween. If the strike does occur, Regional Rail and suburban bus routes will continue […]

NBC10’s Report on the Transportation Improvements Coming to Conshohocken Area

September 28, 2016

Yesterday we published an article that included details on transportation improvements for the Conshohocken area that were announced by PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards. Below is a report on the same announcement from Conshohocken native and NBC10 reporter Deanna Durante:

PennDOT has Big Plans for Conshohocken

September 27, 2016

PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards held a press conference today at the Park & Ride in West Conshohocken to announce a set of improvements for the Interstate 76 corridor. Conshohocken plays a pretty central role in the improvements. For some reason we weren’t invited to the press conference, so PennDOT is on our naughty list. Most of the improvements are […]

CBS3 Reports on the Status of Balligomingo Road

September 21, 2016

CBS3 posted an article on its website yesterday about the continued closure of Balligomingo Road. The article reports: West Conshohocken Borough solicitor Joe McGrory says the mudslide was caused by an improperly constructed — and unpermitted parking lot– at a business at the top of the hill, and repairs are delayed by multiple lawsuits involving that property. He says the […]

Truck Takes Out Telephone Pole on West Elm Street

September 13, 2016

At approximately 11:18 a.m. today a truck traveling on West Elm Street struck a telephone poll. We do not have any information regarding injuries, but someone living nearby sent us a few photos. Immediately after the accident, police had West Elm Street closed at Colwell Lane. As of 1:00 p.m. the accident is still considered an active scene according to […]

Carpet Mover Rolling Down Fayette Street

August 30, 2016

Today around 3:00 p.m. a carpet mover got away from some guys moving carpet outside Light Parker. Luckily there wasn’t much traffic. The mover went a block, crossed Elm Street and crashed into a truck waiting at the light. At that point, the carpet that was along for the ride fell off. The mover bounced off the truck far enough […]