Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Counting White Cars

When I was a kid I remember crossing the Walt Whitman bridge headed back to the city from visiting family in Jersey. I would look over the side, down to the city and the expansive lots full of cars...all white cars. To a seven year old it was funny. Why were all the cars white? Little did I know that they were new and covered with white plastic.

Today all of those lots are empty. It's been years since the rows of white donned the Philadelphia waterfront but a new deal with Hyundai could bring life back to the bleak emptiness known as the corner of Delaware and Oregon.

The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority owns the 90 acre lot. It has been working since at least October on the deal which would bring over 100 ships of cars per year to the region creating about 250 jobs.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer the deal is still finalized and looking at a February 26th deadline.

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