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The King of Prussia Rail Coalition

The King of Prussia Rail Coalition (Coalition) seeks to garner regional support for the proposed extension of the existing Norristown High Speed Line into King of Prussia. The Coalition is represented by a diverse group from throughout the Philadelphia region and includes commercial property owners, elected officials, residents, employees, visitors, economic development and job growth agencies, chambers of commerce and more.
The Coalition believes that King of Prussia Rail will:
  1. Help reduce congestion on area roadways
  2. Be a catalyst for economic development in KOP and other points along the existing line
  3. Grow short and long-term jobs
  4. Increase property values along the line, especially near the proposed stations
  5. Create walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods in and around the proposed stations
View the Executive Summary created by the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia detailing the local impact of this significant transportation investment.
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The Coalition endorses the PECO/TURNPIKE/FIRST AVENUE route and believes that it will drive the most economic development benefit, create the most number of new jobs and access the largest number of existing jobs, all while minimizing visual and physical impacts on adjacent properties. In addition, a study conducted by the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia shows that this proposed route will generate the most trips per day at the lowest cost compared to any other alignment that was analyzed.

Endorse KOP RAIL
KING OF PRUSSIA RAIL COALITION ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Jerry Sweeney, Chairman, KOP Rail Coalition Advisory Committee, President & CEO, Brandywine Realty Trust
Michael G. Anastasio, President, Bala Consulting
Engineers, Inc.
Thomas A. Caramanico, President, McCormick Taylor, Inc.
Bernie Dagenais, President, Main Line Chamber of Commerce
Rev. Peter M. Donohue, President, Villanova University
Pat Eiding, President, Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO
John Fry, President, Drexel University
Gerry Johnson Geckle, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Universal Health Services
William H. Glazer, CEO, Keystone Property Group
Eric Goldstein, Executive Director, King of Prussia District
Rob Henry, Executive Director, GVF
Ira Lubert, President, Lubert-Adler Real Estate Funds
Kevin Mahoney, EVP & Chief Administrative Officer, University of Pennsylvania Health System
Rob Wonderling, President & CEO, The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia

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Proud Supporters

The following individuals and public/private organizations endorse King of Prussia Rail:

Organizations

Individuals on Behalf of Organizations

Kevin Lang, Manager, Wegmans KOP
Sue Basile, President, J.M. Basile & Associates
Rita Bhoopathy, VP, ADA Computer Service
Ken Butera, Owner, Butera Beausang Cohen & Brennan
BP Miller, Owner, Chorus Media Group
Ron Ebert, President, Madison Risk Group
Zina Clayman, Vice President, Madison Risk Group
Nikesh Gandhi, President, Nikesh Gandhi PC Inc
Brian Walsh, General Manager, Hyatt Place
Robert Hart, Manager, King of Prussia Mall
Kathy Smith, Dir of Marketing, King of Prussia Mall
Bert Cossaboon, Executive Committee, PenTrans
Amy Mccullen, Executive Assistant, CSL Behring
Ken Alan, Corporate Concierge, CBRE
Ryan Mcmanus, Communications, Brandywine Trust
Ravi Palaiyanur, Technical Director, Oracle Corp.
John Deutsch, Founder & Principal, Capital D Strategies
John Lawless, Pressman, East West Label
Monae Linder, Inquiry Specialist, Goddard Systems Inc.
Jon Davis, Marketing Director, King Limo Inc.
Michele Muller, Sr. Administrative Asst., Arkema Inc.
Joseph Field, Product Mgr, Sunguard Availability Svcs.
Kelly Gray, Manager, Main Line Chamber of Commerce
Matthew Wagner, SQL Developer, SupplyFORCE
Kathleen Brandon, CEO, Montco CC
Jeff DeVuono, EVP, Brandywine Realty Trust
Jake Markezin, Dir of Admin, VF Tourism & Conv Board
Lisa DiSantis, Studio Producer, eBay
Kristina Serge, Creative Mktg Dir, VF Casino Resort
Kiara Greenridge, Dir of Sales & Mktg, Sheraton VF
Raquel Sanchez, Sales Mgr, Sheraton VF
Janine La Marca, Dir of Biz Devel, The Harmon Group
Allan Jones, Manager, eBay Enterprises
Andrew Carl, Sports SM, VF Tourism & Conv Board
Cindy Mercado, Banquet SM, Maggiano’s Little Italy
Mike Colonnello, Account Executive, CBIZ
Robert Bentz, President, ATS Mobile
Scott Davis, CEO, Triester, Rossman & Assoc., Inc.
Christoper Amman, Managing Ptnr, The Capital Grille
Pnina Mintz, EVP, CNNH
Robert Buccini, President, BP Group
Erin Needham, VP, Creative Services, AgileCat
Danielle Macri, Purchasing Mgr, supplyFORCE
Kristina O’Donnell, Realtor, BHHS Fox & Roach
John Trepanowski, Operations Manager, Tetra Tech
Mark Mintz, President, CNNH
Kim Catterall, EEG Technician, CNNH
Matan Mintz, Dir Facilities, CNNH
Ryan Clark, CEO, Peopleshare
Robert Mcgowan, GM, Crowne Plaza KOP
Dave Pollin, Owner, Crowne Plaza KOP
David Niles, Principal, Econ Devel Advisors, LLC
Jess Engro, Dir Private Dining, Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Valerie Cox, Sales Operations, Spectrum Workplace
Denise Callata, Medical Assistant, CNNH
Neil Wellner, Sales Manager, Karr Parts
David Davis, Dir Customer Svcs, Element Financial Corp
Kathleen Carney, Adm Counselor, Julian Krinskey Camps
Scott Gardner, General Manager, Retro Fitness
Eli Rosen, Inventory Auditor, RGIS Inventory
Andrew Rau, Shareholder/Dir, UTBF
Carol McCoy, Head of WPR, eBay Enterprise
Richard Bickel, Sr Advisor, Econsult Solutions
Douglas Carney, Sr VP, CHOP
Kathleen Higgins, Exec. Assistant, BNY Mellon
John Lutz, Paralegal, Arkema Inc.
Anthony Wayne, VP-Marketing, Purplegator
Peter Steiner, Architect, eBay Enterprises
Amanda Dunfee, Marketing, Denovo
Pnina Mintz, EVP, CNNH
Kristen Colgan, GM, Sullivan’s Steakhouse
Katrina Richardson, Dir of Sales, Hampton Inn
Mark Gibson, VP Corporate Dev, InfoVera
Anne Noone, Counselor, WC School District
Maurya Joyce-Kershner, Dir Sales, Best Western + KOP
Scott Haley, Adv Sales Rep, Rt 422 Business Advisor
Chad Roberts, Finance Mgr, CSL Behring
Danny Offenbacher, Business Analyst, Greenphire Inc.
Mary Salzner, Senior Planner, TranSystems
Nicole Friend, Admin, Medisys
David Evasew, Owner, UM Dance & Gymnastics
Carlotta Daniels-Randolf, Exec Dir., DCCC
Sandra Rabena, Editor, MainLineNeighbors.com
Kim Clerkin, Executive Director, IFCA
MJ Paschall, Senior VP, Korman Communities
Jeanne Montgomery, Sr. Admin Asst, St. Joe’s University
Daniel Armenti, Video Producer, AVI-SPL
Patrick McCollum II, Supervisor, Macy’s
Virginia Politz, President, Bikesport, Inc
Paul Catinella, Loan Offcr, Independent Mortgage Co
Mihaly Csaky, Owner, Aesthetic Complete, Inc
Michael Murray, Warehouseman, Gunton
Lauren Werkiser, Reg. Marketing Mgr, Morgan Properties
Mark Freels, Mgr, Wireless Utility Gov’t Relations
Wasim Rahman, Sr. Consultant, Sapient
Monica Corney, Production Coordinator, BNY Mellon
Natella Price, BTS Customer Service Rep, BNY Mellon
Zachary Gniewoz, Business Rep, IBEW Local 98
David Evasew, Owner, UM Dance & Gymnastics Ctr, LLC
Lon Sullivan, Engineer, Arkema
Jennifer Isett, VP Bus Operations, Barry Isett & Assoc
Craig Stillman, CTO, McKee Risk Management, Inc
Ron Evans, Dir of Supply Chains, Arkema
Patricia Andrien, Financial Supervisor, UM Township
Bradley Stuart, Project Mgr, Bradley Engineering Assoc
Will Herzog, Executive Vice-Chair, SEPTA YAC
San Du Lee, GM, Sam Ash Music
Jason Lacey, CEO, NextGenTech LLC
Calixto Santiago, BT Admin, CSL Behring
Paula Naphegyi, Operations Mgr, Relocation Strategies
Cindy Wolkiewicz, COO, Odell Studner
John Burnetski, Stylist, Hair Cuttery
Rich Derby, RPM, Aimco
Alex Mehos, Helpdesk Support Tech, Radial
Aston Adamucci, Operations Manager, Louis Vuitton
Salvatore DeRose, President, Signal 88 Security
Srivatsa Pradeep, Consultant, LTK Engineering Services
Shawn Glynn Sr., Captain, Philadelphia Fire Department

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Individuals

Jose Acosta
Kimberly Adams
Astin Adamucci
Pratima Agrawal
Kirk M. Allen
Jeanne Alleva
Robert Allmond
Jennifer Altadonna
Rachel Ammon
Diane Anderson
Lucy Anderson
Jim Anderws
Patricia Andrien
Erica Antoine
Daniel Armenti
Robert Armstrong
Kirsten Athoff
James Attanasio
Scott Auger
Meghan Ayers
Lauren B.
Jason Bahl
Michael Baniewicz
Jason Barcoski
April Barkasi
Dennis Bartley
Elaine Barto
Susan Bender
Peter Bensch
Andy Bhikhari
John Bickel
Bob Biddle
Jim Blackwood
Alayne Bleau
Nick Bogdonowicz
Michele Bolay
Tara Boroson
Jennifer Bosco
Makeda Brown
W. Brown
Stephen Bruccoliere
Christina Brunkel
Steven Burda
Alina Burda
John Burnetski
John Burns
Ken Butera
Ryan Cady
Steven Calhoun
Jaquelin Camp
Wendy Campbell
Lisa Carlomagno
Katie Carver
Paul Rocco Catinella
Michael Ceriello
Victor Chavez
Uday Chekuru
Jason Chesnet
Keith Christian
Stan Cichocki
Tina Cieri
Vicki Clark-Kadish
Joan Clement
Nandi Clement-Williams
Kim Clerkin
Lester Cohen
James Connell
Michael Conti
Andrew Conway
Joshua Cooper
Richard Corkery
Monica Corney
Sara Cowan
Lois Cremi
Mihaly Csaky
Christine Cunnane
Matthew Currie, P.E.
Stephen Custer
Mario D’Achille
Gabriel Dahlke
Kate Dalbey
Carlotta Daniels-Randolph
Partha Dass
Christina Davis
Ellen Davis
Graham Davis
Emily Davis
Allyson Deady
Christopher Deery
Ron Denbroeder
Marie Derby
Rich Derby
William Deroanna
Nissan Desai
Euguene Desyatnik
Jay Devine
Ani Diakatos
Travis Diaz
Dennis Dickinson
Ronald Diment
Mary Doyle
Maria Duca
Carolina Dudzinski
Theresa Dugan
Regina Ebersole
Jefferson Eng
Kenneth Enochs
Bob Euler
Ron Evans
David Evasew
Julie Fabrico
Danielle Fagan
Jay Farrell
Jacob Feinberg
Josh Feinberg
Amyann Feldpush
Shani Ferguson
Gabrielle Ferraro
Amanda Finocchiaro
Joseph Fling
Edie Flournoy
Thomas Frame
Mark Freels
Nicole Friend
Tatiana Furman
Richard Gacek
Ed Galinsky
Adamy Garcia
Andrew Garcia
Maureen Garrity
Dan Gasiewski
Arianne Gasser
Tara Gaudin
Ajay Gavagal
Vincent Gervasi
Carmen Gervasio
Rishma Ghetia
Jennifer Gilbert
Christopher Gillespie
John Gillis
Antoinette Gingrich
Tim Glickman
Zachary Gniewoz
Juan Gonzalez
Todd Gottshall
Crystal Gregory
Michelle Grimes
Mitchell Groder
Chris Groppe
Frank Grosso
David Groves
Damian Guerrero
Jeffrey Gunder
Chris Gwaltney
Linda Hagan
Janice Haig
James Halpin
Jason Halteman
Alexander Hambleton
Tyaera Hamptom
Jenifer Hancock
Megan Harkins
David Hashagen
John Haslam
Megan Heister
Donald Henry
Kevin Henry
Robert Herman
Rachael Hernandez
Dan Hershberg
Hal Hershman
Will Herzog
Rachel Hettinger
John Hirniak
John Holak
Abbey Holden
Corvetta Hollingsworth
Victor Holubowsky
Andrew Horning
Joel Hoskinson
Marcus Hoston
Jared Hupp
Stephanie Ice
Dani Interrante
Jennifer Isett
David Evasew
Lakshmi Iyer
Pradeep Jayaraman
Craig Jarvis
Mary Jensen
Peter Jester
Thomas Johns
Paul Johnson
Ingrid Johnson
Robert Jones
Chris Jordan
Diane Joyce
Claire Jurasek
John Justice
JP Kaczor
Tessa Kahley
Brittany Kajak
Rob Kandle
Dan Kane
Jeff Karpinski
Kasun Kaswattha
Carl Kelemen
Jaclyn Kelly
Kelsey Kern
Deanna Kim
Regina King
Joseph Kinn
Michele Kissling
Tyler Knepley
Megan Knight
Alane Knudson
William Koch
Thomas Kohler
Kasun Koswattha
Robert Kotowich
Nikolas Kozel
Bernadine Koziara
Gary Krapf
Justin Kratz
Kelsey Krauss
Daniel Kredensor
Craig Kreismer
Haley Krouse
Nick Krupka
Thomas Kuklinski
Jason Lacy
Rick Lamoreaux
Jonathen Landis
Darrien Lawrence
Elizabeth Le
David Leach
Thomas Leahy
San Du Lee
Marilyn Leggieri
Joe Lehman
Claire Leidig
William Leister
Janet Lewandowski
Barbara Lewis
Ben Lillie
Kara Lindstrom
Christian Lizarazu
Kristine Logue
Jonathan M.
Jean MacFarlane
Jason Madden
Alicia Mandracchia
Cadre Mandy
John Mann
Stephanie Marabella
Ana Marie
Fatemeh Marjoei
Mark Martin
Sherrie-Ann Martin
Shobha Maru
Timo Mather
Courtney Max
Jennifer Maximenko
Raelene McCarthy
Robert McClimon
Patrick McCollum III
Caprice McComas
Carol McCoy
Dennis McGeehan
Heidi McGinley
T McDermott
Natalie McDonald
Christopher McGrew
Tara McMahon
Michael McReady
Alex Mehos
Premal Mehta
Jason Mei
Travis Meister
Jonathan Mengel
Beverly Michaels
Julia Michaels-Koenig
Colleen Michel
Robert Mignon
Brian Miller
Brittany Miller
James Miller
John A. Miller
Molly Miller
Keith Miller
Kevin Miller
Stacey Mitchell
Claudia Moffa
Michael Mogan
Jeanne Montgomery
Carol Mooney
Michael Morrison
Joseph Moskal
Carlo Muia
Deepak Mulchandani
Mark Munroe
Christopher Murphy
Theresa Murray
Michael Murray
Beth Musetti
Jeffrey Muth
Thomas Nailor
Paula Naphegyi
Raed Nasser
Edwin Neally
Gary Neher
Allyson Newman
David Niles
Jared Novak
Meghan Novoshielski
Theresa Nowrey
Dorothy Nyland
Brenan O’Donnell
Vincent O’Grady
Terence O’Leary
Nancy O’Neill
Kathy O’Donnell
Regina Oboler
Danny Offenbacher
Joshua Olsen
Beverly Owsik
Frances P.Decker
Lenna Pacheco
Maria Pagano
Robert E. Palm
Rebecca Parish
Robyn Pascale
MJ Paschall
Jeff Pastva
Rishma Patel
David Pendleton
Harry Pennewell
Nicholas Pennington
Melissa Pepitone
Susan Peracchia
Justin Peterson
Dan Phillips
Scott Pilotti
Virginia Politz
Taryn Pond
James Poplett
Jessica Popolo
Barbara Porreca-Knecht
Michael Powell
Will Prattis
Natella Price
Charlene Prutzer
Dennis Puleo
Chris Purdom
Britta Quigley
William Quinn
Sandra Rabena
Wasim Rahman
Tim Reilly
Charles Richardson
Curtis Ritter
katherine rivera
Ty Roberts
Chad Roberts
Sandra Robinson
Ana Marie Roca
Joanne Rockhill
Eva-Marie Rocks
Kelly Rodney
Elizabeth Rogers
Jeremy Rossi
Scott Rothbart
Elizabeth Rothfuss
Richard Rotondo
Julia Rowe
Caroline Rudloff
Georgette Ruocco
Michael Ryan
Mike Sabol
Mary Alice Salzer
Calixto Santiago
Vinesh Sapariya
Bill Sauerteig
Anselm Sauter
Gary Schermerhorn
Jennifer Schick
Dick Schmidt
Megan Schrier
James Sentf
Saurin Shah
Shashankr Shah
Sara Shane
Laura Simmers
Shannon Simmons
Alex Smith
Barry Smith
Robert Snyder
Ethan Solomon
Robert Stein
Brian Stephens
Craig Stillman
Eric Strayline
Dave Strunk
Daniel Stuart
Bradley Stuart
Andrew Sudell
Lon Sullivan
Wayne Swogger
Rob Sykes
Jean Szegedy
Mike Szilagyi
Michelle Tague
Thomas Talamni
John Tallman
Brian Thomas
Cindy Thornton
Michelle Tiu
Anita Torcomain
Sharon Torello
Anthony Traino
Steve Tsao
Jessica Tuite
Amy Vallecorsa
Caitlin Vander Neut
Donna Varanyak
Alejandro Vegega
Alexander Vegega
Ryan Vietri
Ivan Volkov
Evan Wade
John Walker
Chris Walker
John L. Walsh
Helen Wang
John Wargo
Staci Washington
Judy Weightman
Lori Weiner
Stephanie Welsh
Walter Welsh
Lauren Werkiser
Jessica Whelan
Greg Whitney
Joseph Wigmore
Theresa Williams
Annette Wilson
Cindy Wolkiewicz
Stephanie Woodward
Tracy Wright
Paula Young
David Zegeye
Kate Zosa
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As someone who lived around King of Prussia for most of my adolescent and adult life, and who has based all my housing decisions around public transportation availability, I would find it hard to overstate the importance of rail access to the King of Prussia mall area. I feel that it would be extremely beneficial economically, and would contribute to making the township more of a town and less of a transient site of commerce.

Julia M.

I have been an employee in King of Prussia and commuting from Philadelphia for 5+ years. This rail line would enhance the job talent in the market, promoting employees in the city to further their careers by working for companies they have never considered before. I want to see King of Prussia competitive in all markets!

Kristina S.

King of Prussia District strongly endorses SEPTA’s King of Prussia Rail. This critical infrastructure investment will provide a much needed alternate mode of travel to the largest employment and commercial center in the suburban Philadelphia region

Eric Goldstein • Executive Director, King of Prussia District

I travel from south Philadelphia to King of Prussia 5 days out of the week, this would help big time!

Julia F.

Home owner in the KOP area. It’s a no brainer to get this approved. Will increase foot traffic which will make business’s thrive along with making the area more desirable to live in.

Todd G.

As a King of Prussia businessman for over 30 years, I see and experience the traffic congestion on the Route 422 corridor. The proposed rail link would be very helpful.

Robert Snyder • Robert Snyder Law