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7/28/2005



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NJ Transit approves FY2006 budgets, announces plans to purchase additional bi-level cars



Yesterday, New Jersey Transit approved a $1.41 billion operating and $1.15 billion capital budget for fiscal-year 2006.

The operating budget includes funds to maintain service levels, as well as operate the Hudson-Bergen light-rail expansion to Tonnelle Avenue in North Bergen, which is scheduled to open by year’s end.

The capital budget includes funds to improve rail infrastructure and stations, upgrade technology, expand park-and-ride lots, and continue projects such as the Trans-Hudson Express tunnel to Manhattan, Passaic-Bergen County rail line and Hudson-Bergen light-rail extensions.

In addition, NJ Transit will purchase 131 additional bi-level passenger cars. The agency plans to exercise an option on a contract it signed in 2002 with Bombardier Transportation.


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