Southern New Jersey Passenger Rail In Reserve

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There is need for a long-term plan for regional or light rail to be extended through Southern New Jersey beyond Glassboro. This generational project could move along the Delaware River parallel to Route 130 and South and East along the 55 corridor. These corridors would jumpstart residential and commercial development in economically challenged areas. The State should also consider an Amtrak or regional rail line that runs the length of the State from the Delaware Memorial Bridge to the towns bordering New York City. Although there are local concerns the economic impact would be huge. As this article shows there could also be an opportunity for public-private partnerships with developers (

Idea Submitted by Ron Burkhardt

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This would allow for a build-out of Southern New Jersey, help the affordability of the State, and act as a subsidy and/or incentive for employers, residents, and developers.

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