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NJ Transit obtains FTA grants for line extension, station renovation

Yesterday, the Federal Transit Administration awarded two grants totaling $31.1 million to New Jersey Transit for projects in Newark and Trenton.

NJ Transit will use $22.2 million to help fund the first segment of the Newark-Elizabeth Rail Link project, a one-mile extension of the existing 4.3-mile Newark City subway system. The line will connect Newark Penn Station and Broad Street Station, providing a link between Newark’s downtown and residential districts.

The five-station extension will serve the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, businesses, and cultural and academic institutions.

The agency will use an $8.9 million grant to help pay for renovations to the Trenton Intermodal Station, which provides residents and commuters with rail and bus access to local and inter-city destinations. The funds will offset project administration, utilities relocation, construction and construction management costs.

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