Welcome to Greater PRT. This site is dedicated to the history of rapid transit in Philadelphia. The site is particularly obsessed with A. Merritt Taylor, Philadelphia’s first Director of Transit, and what might have been had the plans he proposed between 1912 and 1916 been completed.

Note: This site is very much a work in progress. For corrections, comments or even praise, please reach out via the contact form.


Author’s concept of Taylor’s 1913 plan for the future of rapid transit in Philadelphia.