Transportation

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Transportation

HIGHWAYS

Residents, commuters, and shoppers have many options for moving about the area roadways. The heart of the Exton region is Exton crossroads, where PA 100 and US Route 30 meet and two area malls are located.

PA 100, also known in places as Pottstown Pike, takes traffic north towards Pottstown and the Downingtown exit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76) and south towards West Chester. US Route 30, also known as the Lincoln Highway, heads west from Exton to Lancaster and the Susquehanna River and heads east toward Center City Philadelphia through the historic Main Line. The US Route 30 Bypass helps ease traffic flow through the area. US Route 202 takes traffic from the Exton area directly to King of Prussia and the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76) connection to Philadelphia or south to Delaware and beyond.

Road improvements in the area include major widening of both the US Route 202 corridor and PA 100 in Exton and the addition of an exit from the PA Turnpike at PA 29 in Malvern (EZ Pass only). You can sign up for EZ Pass online or by phone, mail, or fax. A Go Pak purchase can also be made at Pennsylvania Turnpike Service plazas and select retailers.

If you have just moved to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, know that vehicle registration is handled at auto tag centers, and you must go to the PennDot Driver License Center/Division of Motor Vehicles in Malvern to get a Pennsylvania driver’s license with photo. Take 2 forms of identification and a check or money order because they don’t accept cash or credit cards. For more information, visit http://www.dmv.state.pa.us/.

RAIL SERVICE

SEPTA—the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority—provides commuter rail service on thirteen branches throughout southeastern Pennsylvania. From west to east in the Exton region, SEPTA’s Paoli/Thorndale line services Thorndale, Downingtown, Whitford, Exton, Malvern, Paoli, Daylesford and Berwyn. This line provides commuter service to all three Center City Philadelphia terminals: 30th Street Station, Suburban Station and Market East Station. To find current regional rail schedules, visit http://www.septa.org/schedules/rail/index.html.

Amtrak’s Keystone train runs between New York City and Harrisburg by way of Philadelphia. Amtrak provides five convenient stations within the Exton region: Coatesville, Downingtown, Exton, Paoli, and Ardmore.

Rail freight service throughout the Exton region is provided by Norfolk Southern.

BUS SERVICE

SEPTA also provides multiple bus routes from various points in Chester County to Center City Philadelphia, to corporate business parks, and to regional shopping malls and universities. To find current bus routes, visit www.septa.org/schedules/bus/index.html.

Local Bus Service Chester County offers two types of paratransit services: the Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP) and the Aging Shared Ride Program. Rover Community Transportation is also available regardless of age or ambulatory ability.

The following four bus routes serve the Exton Square Mall: SEPTA’s Route 92 (King of Prussia), SEPTA’s Route 204 (Paoli to Eagleview), TMACC’s Beeline (Coatesville to Great Valley) and Krapft’s A (Coatesville to West Chester).

AIRPORTS

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is less than an hour away from Exton by car. The Brandywine Airport, twenty minutes away, is adjacent to PA 202. The Chester County Airport operates around the clock with services that include charter flights, flight instruction, aircraft sales, leasing, storage, maintenance, and fuel service.