Rebecca Mintz has been featured in LD+A Magazine‘s July Issue. In this article, Rebecca discusses her dream infrastructure project – a new passenger train station in her hometown of City of Reading, PA.
“As a longtime resident of the Northeast Corridor, I have been fortunate to have easy rail-travel access to go from city to city. The train is by far my favorite form of transportation. Rail travel used to be the main way to move around the U.S., so train stations were built as magnificent urban structures. Unfortunately, once the interstate system was built and air travel became more feasible, passenger train travel nearly disappeared. It only remains in a few key regions, while most stations fell into disrepair.
My dream project would be to design the lighting for a new train station in a city that is receiving a passenger train for the first time or having passenger service restored after a long absence. In particular, I would love to work on a train station for my hometown area of Reading, PA. Though the Reading Railroad lives on as a square on the Monopoly board, passengers have not been able to reach Reading via rail since 1981. As part of the infrastructure bill, passenger train service may be restored to Reading.”