Upper Bucks County has not been served by public transportation since the last train left Quakertown in the early 1980’s. This lack of public transportation makes it difficult for businesses to attract a sufficient number of workers.
In order to determine if a new public transportation service is viable, Bucks County has hired McMahon Associates, Inc. to lead a study that will investigate the potential for public transit service for multiple municipalities in Upper Bucks County.
Upper Bucks County is experiencing growth in distribution centers and housing developments which are in need of employees.
The study will examine the needs of area employment centers including hospitals, distribution centers, retail centers, and traditional town centers, as well as the needs of residents to gain a full understanding of the transportation needs of the area.
Stakeholder and public meetings will be held during the development of the study according to the Bucks County Planning Commission.