A number of residents showed up at tonight’s Borough Council meeting to discuss parking at the Elizabethtown Train Station, especially since the parking lot is torn apart at the moment so it can be paved as part of the $9 million in renovations. Specifically, they wanted to address rumors that Borough Council was going to vote tonight to assess a fee for parking. For the record, the topic was not on the agenda. We have not decided to to assess a fee or not, although we have had informal discussions and are investigating the pros and cons of parking fees[Read more...]
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Those of us who take the Amtrak to Philadelphia or beyond have been especially interested in President Obama’s $787 billion fiscal stimulus package. This interest was sparked by the news that the package would provide funds for the renovation of the Elizabethtown station. A dreary, dilapidated structure, where on wintry mornings, you stand on the forlorn platform, shivering, stamping to keep out the cold, wondering if this is what modern civilization has to offer, the station has been an unedifying presence in the town, necessary for a quick hop to the great metropolitan areas to the East, yet serving as a grim reminder
A newly installed portion of the platform at the Elizabethtown Train Station opened this month, serving Amtrak riders who are headed north to Harrisburg. The platform is now raised off the ground, meaning that riders no longer will have to use a step stool to enter trains. And those using wheelchairs will be able to roll right onto the trains.
Borough Manager Roni Ryan reported that the contractor, Lobar Construction, expects to have a portion
Train riders at the Elizabethtown Train Station may have noticed track outages that started yesterday. The outages are in effect for the north side platform until Jan. 8. As occurred last month, the outages will occur between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. so the contractor can install platform decking for the newly extended platform. Signs are posted to direct train riders to the proper platform during the outage. Work is progressing on schedule and significant progress is expected in the months ahead. The south side platform decking installation is scheduled for Jan. 11 to 15. All of the work is[Read more...]
Neil J. Ketchum, a former member of the Elizabethtown Planning Commission, was sworn in as a member of Borough Council at its Jan. 4 reorganization meeting. Ketchum was elected in November and is filling a post that Councilman Chuck Mummert left to run for mayor. In his first official duties as mayor, Mummert swore in Ketchum and two incumbent councilmen, Dr. C. Dale Treese and Meade G. Bierly. At the reorganization, Borough Council also elected Councilman Phil Clark as president of council and Councilman Tom Shaud as vice president.