City Officials Still Mum on Pope Visit Transportation Plans

Two months before Pope Francis visits Philadelphia, city officials are still mum on plans for getting around while he's in town.

Mayor Michael Nutter said Monday the city won't start releasing some details on the impact until the first week of August.

Nutter says information on possible street closures and security zones will be provided once plans are finalized.

Nutter dismissed as speculative and inaccurate maps that surfaced over the weekend showing purported security and vehicle-free zones.

Last week a consultant told regional planners that a bridge connecting downtown and New Jersey would be closed.

Nutter said nothing is official and the U.S. Secret Service will have final say on security and logistics.

Francis's visit will culminate with an outdoor Mass expected to draw more than 1 million people.

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