CHAPTER 661

FORMERLY HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION

NO. 32

AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION TO INVESTIGATE CERTAIN PARKING AND COMMUTING PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE CLAYMONT STATION TO THE PENN CENTRAL RAILROAD.

WHEREAS, the Public Service Commission, after meetings with officials of the Penn Central Railroad, Secretary Vetter and other officials of the Department of Public Safety, and Secretary Mearns and other officials of the Department of Highways and Transportation required the railroad to build a fence which would discourage commuters from walking across the railroad tracks; and

WHEREAS, former access for commuters to the railroad station has been cut off by the construction of Interstate Route No. 495 and those persons who commute to the station by automobile cannot obtain suitable parking; and

WHEREAS, it is claimed by the Department of Highways and Transportation that jurisdiction over matters of this nature lies in the Public Service Commission and the facts seem to indicate that it would be fitting and proper for the Public Service Commission to investigate the problem.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives and the Senate of the State of Delaware, with the approval of the Governor as attested by his signature appended hereto, that the Public Service Commission is hereby authorized and directed to investigate all parking and commuting problems associated with the Claymont station of the Penn Central Railroad.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the said Public Service Commission shall specifically investigate the following questions and issues; what is the safest method by which commuters may gain access from Manor Avenue and Tower Avenue to the railroad station; are parking facilities adequate, and if not, how might they

be improved; are the charges made by commercial parking lots in the area excessive; is there any state-owned land available within walking distance of the railroad station; what State agency has jurisdiction over this matter.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Public Service Commission initiate said investigation immediately; advise Rep. Kermit H. Justice and Sen. Louise T. Conner of any progress made, upon their request; and issue a final report, to the General Assembly and the Governor on or before June 1, 1972.

Approved May 4, 1972.