Someday, fighting for the deals at the country's second largest mall may no longer mean fighting your way to a parking spot.
The proposed extension of the Norristown High Speed Line out to King of Prussia would not only reduce congestion on local roadways, according to a new report by the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia. It would also prove an economic boon nearby tourist attractions and office parks.
The report runs down everything from the reduction of air pollution to square feet of likely new development the extension could spur.
"Transit investment has been shown around the country and around the world to stimulate a variety of economic benefits, from construction spending, environmental and safety benefits that come from taking cars off the road and, in this case, travel times savings," said Nick Fortino, the Economy League's director for strategy and operations.
Estimates of benefits from the extension include: