1. Levittown Train Station
The revamped SEPTA Levittown station is on track to be complete by fall 2018. The $35.9 million project that began in summer 2015 will transform the Tullytown location to a two platform, handicap accessible site with a high level, pedestrian overpass, and additional parking.
Robert Lund, a SEPTA Assistant General Manager of Engineering, Maintenance, and Construction spoke with WBCB 1490 AM following the platform installation in early Oct. He explained how the construction plan had to comply with the SEPTA Regional Rail schedule.
“When we do a project, we still have riders to serve,” Lund said.
2. Lower Makefield Dog Park
A group of passionate dog lovers had a vision for undeveloped land on Covington Road and formed a committee in late 2016. The group created a website to raise funds, worked with township officials, and will successfully have a dog park by Spring 2018.
Mark Eisold, Township Engineer told WBCB 1490, a grant from the PA Department of Conservation and Naural Resources helped the construction along. A fence currently surrounds the soon to be dog park, the next step is an additional safety precaution.
“The key fob entry system,” Eisold explained. “People can become members of the township building and be able to gain access.”
Dog and owners will be able to enjoy about 3.5 acres with separate sections for small and large dogs, as well as a transitional area.
3. Votes to Decide
After President Donald Trump’s controversial first year all eyes will be on the 2018 election season. The list of Governor candidates is growing, as well as the race for the 8th District seat Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick currently holds.
On a local level, State Rep. races will spread across Bucks County, many with familiar names. However, the 178th District will not have an incumbent on the ballot as Scott Petri recently announced his move to the Philadelphia Parking Authority beginning Jan. 2.
March 6 is the deadline for candidates to file. The primary election is May 15 and the general on Nov. 6, be sure to stay tuned to WBCB 1490 AM through the year for updates.