The NYC metro area is lucky enough to have access to three major airports. However, getting to them has alway been a hassle. Now, a new expansion plan hopes to change that. The Port Authority of NY & NJ approved funding for a PATH extension that connects the Newark-WTC line to Newark Airport, providing direct access to Manhattan from the airport.
In 1997, the last light rail station in Jersey City was finished on West Side Avenue. Since then, the city has added more than 30,000 residents and development has expanded further west. To help accommodate this growth, the county has commissioned a study to better understand the costs of expanding the light rail to Route 440.
New Jersey's rail infrastructure needs some help. I say this with cautious optimism, but it looks like the powers that be may be realizing that too. In the coming weeks, the Federal Railroad Administration and New Jersey Transit will be holding two open house informational meetings on the proposed Hudson River rail tunnels.
After years of planning and delays, the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail system should soon start living up to its name and be extended into several Bergen county towns, an expansion that will take a huge step forward when the state’s Transportation Trust Fund is replenished.