Pennslyvania's Tri-County Citizen's Band Together Against PENNDOT
in 2003, the Tri-County Coalition (TCC) is a non-profit community group that is
comprised of residents from Bryn Athyn, Lower Moreland, NE Philadelphia, Upper
Southampton, & Lower Southampton. We joined forces to stop PENNDOT District
6-0 from expanding the Woodhaven Expressway into highly residential neighborhoods
as their preferred method to solve local congestion in Somerton.
would like residents to believe the
answer to relieving local traffic trouble spots is a
massive & complex undertaking - one that warrants numerous studies, the involvement
of engineering consultants, the
of Army Engineers, & many
nothing could be farther from the truth - which is
why the TCC organized. We are in the process
the PENNDOT myth that congestion relief is contingent upon a major highway expansion,
and are moving this project into a new direction after over 30 years of indecision.
Through hosting community meetings, attending PENNDOT meetings,
publishing newsletters, circulating petitions, and providing this website, we
have shown concerned citizens that PENNDOT's main objective is not to relieve
congestion, but to enhance the Priority Commercial Network. The release of tractor
trailer truck traffic into the community in addition to extensive roadway construction
through dense neighborhoods would be the major objections to PENNDOT's plan.
PENNDOT's Plans to Expand a Major Highway
With residents now 'in the
know', the mounting public opposition has prevented PENNDOT from executing their
invasive alternatives which ALL propose to extend the Expressway and expand the
Priority Commercial Network.
Developed a Feasible Alternative
We have proposed a common sense alternative
in March 2003 known as the Route
1 Build Alternative. This alternative would optimize the existing roadway
infrastructure and be sensitive
to the people living in the project area.
alternative is cost effective and community friendly.
public has demanded PENNDOT implement this alternative.
TCC remains committed to the belief that optimizing the existing roadway infrastructure
& not adding new capacity would yield the result to provide congestion relief.