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PA town considering building ‘trucker village’

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A town in Pennsylvania is exploring the possibility of a ‘trucker village’ as truck traffic increases in the area. 

Leaders in the community of Falls, Pennsylvania are looking to capitalize on increased semi truck traffic with the development of the Keystone Trade Center. The city wants to use the truck drivers to their advantage, and last week authorized a study to analyze whether the construction of a so-called ‘trucker village’ is a viable option for the area, reported Philly Burbs News.

The city describes a ‘trucker village’ as a 24/7 facility with truck parking, semi truck repair facilities, truck inspections, weigh stations, medical care, and banking facilities. A location for the potential ‘trucker village,’ as well as who would pay for it, has yet to be determined. However, the town would seek funding from federal, state, and county governments.  

“This is not something that’s going to happen anytime soon. But it’s something we connected with,” said township manager Matthew Takita. 

“The intent would be for the township to own it. This is our revenue.”

The trucker village would replace the revenue source currently offered by the Waste Management landfill, which will eventually fill up and will need to be shut down. 

A study of truck traffic is expected to be released by the Delaware River Regional Planning Commission some time in the near future.

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