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NJ Transit approves $214 million plan to extend Hudson-Bergen Light Rail in Jersey City


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Source: http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2011/05/nj_transit_approves_214_millio.html

 

In today's Journal, the NJ Transit Board of Directors on Wednesday approved the $214 million plan to extend the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail about one mile west.

 

The proposed extension would begin at the current West Side Avenue station, traveling for about a mile along elevated tracks to the proposed Bayfront Development and would take one minute and 50 seconds to travel.

 

The light rail extension would also be close to a proposed western campus of New Jersey City University and add about $2 million in operating expenses annually.

 

Full Story: NJ Transit thumbs up for Hudson County Light Rail extension (the link is here: http://www.nj.com/news/jjournal/index.ssf?/base/news-6/1305355226124931.xml&coll=3)

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I am not sure if this is true, but didnt they have plans to extend the Light Rail to Journal Square?

 

Yes , although there is some issues a developer bought the ROW from Conrail in what appears to be a bad sell so half the project is uncertain. The Extension to Secaucus is off , and reuse of the Old Boonton line is called for to connect the Newark LRT with HBLR.

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Yes , although there is some issues a developer bought the ROW from Conrail in what appears to be a bad sell so half the project is uncertain. The Extension to Secaucus is off , and reuse of the Old Boonton line is called for to connect the Newark LRT with HBLR.

 

When is the old boonton line coming back??? the rte 7 corridor is not compatible with any bus line that train must return even as a light rail to link with newark and the bloomfield area that will at least bring the network closer to completion.

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It'll be at its potential when it's coming into Staten Island.

 

That will only force S89 to become express to the college. Its potential takes effect when the north shore line is complete. And MTA adds a bus to Newark from SI. The BQE in NYC needs either a busway or light rail.

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