State picks southern NJ train route

January 8, 2009 5:22:44 AM PST
Garden State officials have chosen a route to expand the Patco Hi-Speedline deeper into southern New Jersey. The Office of Smart Growth wants the train to run from Camden to Glassboro via Gloucester City.

The Delaware River Port Authority, which operates the train line, had expected state officials to select a parallel route that would run alongside major highways.

It's unclear how much say the state office will have. The line does not yet have approval for federal funding.

DRPA CEO John Matheussen says he doesn't expect the line to be operating for a decade.

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Information from: Courier-Post, http://www.courierpostonline.com/

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