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Matsonford Bridge – The Nightmare Continues

October 22nd, 2007 · 1 Comment · General, Traffic

Living in Conshohocken and commuting to King of Prussia everyday is an adventure to say the least.  I have tracked the traffic lights and analyzed the traffic patterns.  But, no matter what I attempt to do to get across this bridge in a timely fashion, it is pretty much always a 15 minute trip – to travel about 1 mile.

So, when I saw this great idea in the King of Prussia Courier, I was pretty exited.  At least I know the local governments are taking action on the problem.  I think we all know that an entirely new bridge elsewhere over the river is needed, but that is not going to happen anytime soon.  So, any minor improvements to the flow of traffic is a welcome idea.

It’s also nice to see that not only will both West Conshohocken and Conshohocken share the costs burden of the project.  My only concern is why both Conshys have an EIT and not a wage tax.  As I understand it, an EIT is taxed against the residents of the town.  A wage tax is against people working in the town.  So, I work in King of Prussia and pay a wage tax ($45 maybe?) and then I also pay an EIT to Conshy (.05 percent of AGI).  Seems to me that the people creating most of the traffic, those who commute to Conshy daily to work, should be paying this not the residents.

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