Schuylkill River Passenger Rail

The restoration of passenger rail between Reading and Philadelphia, passing through Pottstown, Norristown, and other potential stops, is a goal in Montgomery County’s comprehensive plan (Montco 2040: A Shared Vision). Montgomery, Berks, and Chester Counties formed the Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority (SRPRA) in 2022 to pursue funding opportunities and partnerships with rail operators, state, and federal transportation agencies.


The next scheduled meeting of the Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority is at 3:00 PM on October 24, 2022. The meeting is virtual and the public must register to attend. Agendas and minutes are posted here.

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SRPRA Board Pic 2022

The SRPA is made up of the following members. (Pictured above left to right)

  • Peter Urscheler, Phoenixville Mayor
  • Scott France, director of the Montgomery County Planning Commission
  • Kenneth Lawrence Jr., Montgomery County Commissioner
  • Christian Y. Leinbach, Berks County Commissioner
  • Brian O'Leary, director of the Chester County Planning Commission
  • Marian Moskowitz, Chester County Commissioner
  • Jim Gerlach, president of the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance
  • Eddie Moran, Reading Mayor
  • David Zellers, director of the Montgomery County Commerce Department (not pictured)