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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.

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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.
Matt Bayley, Senior Vice President of Strategy, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Mike Bowman, President & CEO, Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board
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
Bob Hart, General Manager, King of Prussia Mall
Rob Henry, Executive Director, GVF
Ira Lubert, President, Lubert-Adler Real Estate Funds
Kevin Mahoney, EVP & Chief Administrative Officer, University of Pennsylvania Health System
Suzanne Ryan, Board Member, Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
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
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
Jack Mitchell, McMahon Associates, Inc.
Tom Walter, Property Assistant, Brandywine Realty Trust
Chris Basler, Dir. of Capital Projects & Planning, King of Prussia District
Dennis McGeehan, Sales, Billows Electric Supply Co.
Srivatsa Pradeep, Consultant, LTK Engineering Services
Thomas Johns, Assistant VP, M&T Bank
John Lister, Principal, JL Architects
Blyth Seese, Relationship Strategist, Kreischer Miller
Paulo Castelo, Tech Sales Supervisor, NBK America LLC
Andrew Goldberg, President, Restorecore
Kimberly Collins, Realtor, Caldwell Banker Preferred
Colleen Millard, Sr. Admin Assistant, Arkema
Peter Bhai, Principal, SSN Hotels
Bob Manning, President, Proforma Print Marketing
Virginia Politz, President, Bikesport
Robert Jones, Data Architect, Symphony Health Solutions
David Mueller, Confirmation Auditor, PromptCare Companies
Robert Katzianer, Pharmacist, UPHS
Jared Hupp, Fuggamma, LLC
Susan Cramer, Property Manager, Valley Forge Towers North
Meredith Regul, Director of Operations, PA Virtual Charter School
Brian Sloman, President, Sloman & Inc.
Dominic Falcone, Downstream Process Development Scientist, Eurofins

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Individuals

Jose Acosta
Kimberly Adams
Astin Adamucci
Pratima Agrawal
Kirk M. Allen
Jeanne Alleva
Robert Allmond
Jennifer Altadonna
Brandon Ammazzaorsi
Rachel Ammon
Thomas Ammon
Diane Anderson
Lucy Anderson
Jim Anderws
Patricia Andrien
Erica Antoine
Daniel Armenti
Robert Armstrong
Pradeep Aronkar
Kirsten Athoff
James Attanasio
Scott Auger
Meghan Ayers
Lauren B.
Jason Bahl
Robert Bahn
Michael Baniewicz
Jason Barcoski
April Barkasi
Dennis Bartley
Elaine Barto
Susan Bender
Joanna Bennett
Peter Bensch
Amit Bhattacharyya
Andy Bhikhari
John Bickel
Bob Biddle
Noel Bingham
Jim Blackwood
Kevin Blagrave
John Blake
Andrew Blazynski
Alayne Bleau
Nick Bogdonowicz
Michele Bolay
Tara Boroson
Jennifer Bosco
Andrea Brady
Makeda Brown
W. Brown
Stephen Bruccoliere
Christina Brunkel
Steven Burda
Alina Burda
John Burnetski
John Burns
Ken Butera
Ryan Cady
Steven Calhoun
Lindsay Callantine
Paul Camacci
Jaquelin Camp
Wendy Campbell
Lisa Carlomagno
Katie Carver
Paul Rocco Catinella
Michael Ceriello
Victor Chavez
Uday Chekuru
Jason Chesnet
Keith Christian
Jason Christides
Vanessa Christman
Daniel Christopher
Stan Cichocki
Tina Cieri
Vicki Clark-Kadish
Joan Clement
Nandi Clement-Williams
Kim Clerkin
Adam Cohen
Lester Cohen
James Connell
Michael Conti
Andrew Conway
Joshua Cooper
Richard Corkery
Monica Corney
Garry Corsi
Sara Cowan
Lois Cremi
Mihaly Csaky
Christine Cunnane
Matthew Currie, P.E.
Stephen Custer
Mario D’Achille
Joan DAlessandro
Gabriel Dahlke
Kate Dalbey
Carlotta Daniels-Randolph
Partha Dass
Christina Davis
Ellen Davis
Graham Davis
Emily Davis
Natalie de Vane
Allyson Deady
Christopher Deery
Made Dhingra
Kathleen DeLawrence
Ron Denbroeder
Marie Derby
Rich Derby
William Deroanna
Nissan Desai
Euguene Desyatnik
Jay Devine
Ani Diakatos
Travis Diaz
Dennis Dickinson
Ronald Diment
Barbara Dorner
Mary Doyle
Maria Duca
Carolina Dudzinski
Theresa Dugan
Regina Ebersole
Jefferson Eng
Wendi Englehart
Kenneth Enochs
Bob Euler
Ron Evans
David Evasew
Julie Fabrico
Danielle Fagan
Jay Farrell
Jacob Feinberg
Josh Feinberg
Amyann Feldpush
Shani Ferguson
Gabrielle Ferraro
Robert Fike
Amanda Finocchiaro
Joseph Fling
Edie Flournoy
Thomas Frame
Mark Freels
Michael Frassenei
Nicole Friend
Janet Fritsch
Tatiana Furman
Richard Gacek
Ed Galinsky
Adamy Garcia
Andrew Garcia
Jeanette Garges
Maureen Garrity
Dan Gasiewski
Arianne Gasser
Tara Gaudin
Ajay Gavagal
Vincent Gervasi
Carmen Gervasio
Rishma Ghetia
Jennifer Gilbert
Christopher Gillespie
John Gillis
Christie Gilmore
Antoinette Gingrich
Gregory Glading
Tim Glickman
Juan Gonzalez
Todd Gottshall
Tom Gradowski
Crystal Gregory
Vera Grill
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
Greg Harris
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
Michele Howard
Stephanie Ice
Dani Interrante
Jennifer Isett
David Evasew
Lakshmi Iyer
Pradeep Jayaraman
Craig Jarvis
Mary Jensen
Peter Jester
Paul Johnson
Ingrid Johnson
Chris Jordan
Diane Joyce
Claire Jurasek
John Justice
JP Kaczor
Tessa Kahley
Brittany Kajak
Jake Kalick
Rob Kandle
Dan Kane
Jeff Karpinski
Kasun Kaswattha
Carl Kelemen
Peter Keller
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
Steven Kuchinski
Liza Kudach
Thomas Kuklinski
Jason Lacy
Scott Laird
Rick Lamoreaux
Jonathen Landis
Christopher Lankenau
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
Zhaohui Lin
Kara Lindstrom
Christian Lizarazu
Kristine Logue
Zhonghui Lu
Jonathan M.
E.L. Mackey
Jean MacFarlane
Jason Madden
Alicia Mandracchia
Cadre Mandy
Linda Mangialardi
John Mann
Stephanie Marabella
Ana Marie
Fatemeh Marjoei
Mark Martin
Sherrie-Ann Martin
Keith Mathews
Amanda Mattei
Shobha Maru
Lynn Mather
Timo Mather
Courtney Max
Jennifer Maximenko
Raelene McCarthy
William McCauley
Debbie McClellan
Robert McClimon
Patrick McCollum III
Caprice McComas
Carol McCoy
Donna McGeorge
Heidi McGinley
T McDermott
Natalie McDonald
Christopher McGrew
Natalie McGrory
Tara McMahon
Brandon McNeely
Sherry McNeely
Michael McReady
Alex Mehos
Premal Mehta
Rohit Mehta
Jason Mei
Travis Meister
Chris Melograna
Jonathan Mengel
Sanford Meschkow
David Messer
Beverly Michaels
Julia Michaels-Koenig
Colleen Michel
Robert Mignon
Brian Miller
Brittany Miller
James Miller
John A. Miller
Molly Miller
Keith Miller
Kevin Miller
George Mitchell
Stacey Mitchell
Claudia Moffa
Michael Mogan
Jeanne Montgomery
Carol Mooney
Marty Moore
Katy Moroz
Michael Morrison
Joseph Moskal
Michael Moskovitz
Carlo Muia
Chandreyi Mukherji
Deepak Mulchandani
Mark Munroe
Christopher Murphy
Theresa Murray
Michael Murray
Beth Musetti
Jeffrey Muth
Khosrow Naderi
Thomas Nailor
Paula Naphegyi
Raed Nasser
Edwin Neally
Gary Neher
Allyson Newman
Andrew Niemynski
David Niles
Jessica Norris
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
Nirdesh Parmar
Robyn Pascale
MJ Paschall
Jeff Pastva
Jyotindra Patel
Rishma Patel
Tushar Patel
Suvitha Patter
David Pendleton
Harry Pennewell
Nicholas Pennington
Melissa Pepitone
Susan Peracchia
Justin Peterson
Dan Phillips
Scott Pilotti
Venkateswarlu Poka
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
Jeff R.
Sandra Rabena
Thomas Rafferty
Wasim Rahman
Mary Reilly
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
Vin Sap
Vinesh Sapariya
Bill Sauerteig
Anselm Sauter
Timothy Scanlan
Paola Scarnato
Gary Schermerhorn
Jennifer Schick
Eric Schlechtweg
Dick Schmidt
Ralf Schmid
Megan Schrier
Marlene Seidts
James Sentf
Lindsay Sienkiewicz
Saurin Shah
Shashankr Shah
Sara Shane
Jill Shapiro
Shalini Sharma
Laura Simmers
Shannon Simmons
Alex Smith
Barry Smith
Catherine Smith
Robert Snyder
Ethan Solomon
Robert Stein
Brian Stephens
Craig Stillman
Eileen Strayline
Eric Strayline
Dave Strunk
Daniel Stuart
Bradley Stuart
James Sturdivant
Andrew Sudell
Lon Sullivan
Wayne Swogger
Rob Sykes
Monica Szczesna
Jean Szegedy
Mike Szilagyi
Rea Tachdjian
Michelle Tague
Thomas Talamni
John Tallman
Anthony Teti
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
Sandr Vondeling
Brian Wadiak
Evan Wade
John Walker
Chris Walker
John L. Walsh
Helen Wang
John Wargo
Kerron Warrick
Staci Washington
Emily Watts
Judy Weightman
Lori Weiner
Stephanie Welsh
Walter Welsh
Lauren Werkiser
Jessica Whelan
Greg Whitney
Joseph Wigmore
Theresa Williams
Annette Wilson
William Wisely
Cindy Wolkiewicz
Stephanie Woodward
Tracy Wright
Paula Young
Quan Yaun
David Zegeye
Kate Zosa
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I would love to have the convenience of riding the train and save on gas. Also, in turn reducing carbon emission.

Ajay G.

I strongly support investing in multi-modal transportation efforts like the Norristown High Speed Line extension and theconnector. Efforts like these, if done right, are critical to long-term economic vitality and job growth in the region.

State Representative Tim Briggs • Member, State Transportation Committee

I am a store director for a retailer in the King of Prussia Mall for years and having a rail system here to Philly would be a game-changer for the area in many ways. It would alleviate traffic on 76 which is a nightmare for commuters and makes it difficult for my employees to get to work. Also in my opinion this would grow business in the mall and the area if people could easily commute via rail. I am so excited at the chance this could come to fruition.

Jessica T.

I grew up near King of Prussia and started my professional life commuting into Center City. The only option was the bus, which is an unreliable mode of transport in winter and slow in heavy traffic. Rail is THE way to go to sustain the growth of the region economically.

Robert A.

The KOP rail line makes good sense–less roadway traffic, easier commute to/from Philadelphia.  The time is now.

Jeanette G.

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.

Endorse King of Prussia Rail

We need your support today! King of Prussia Rail offers economic opportunities and an alternative transit solution for businesses, employees, visitors and residents alike! We have received tremendous support from the community so far. Help us maintain that momentum by letting us know below why you support KOP Rail!*

*By submitting your support, you are granting the King of Prussia Rail Coalition the right to use your name/likeness/company on all print and digital documents. While we want to make sure your voice is heard, we also respect your privacy. Your support will only be used to advocate on behalf of the King of Prussia Rail.