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Old 08-09-2012, 04:50 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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$$$$ , various agencies are fighting over who builds it and runs it....its a silly issue. The costs have been super inflated by one agency , while another wants it done for 400 million.... The Corridor is expected to be used by 50-70,000 commuters a day , college students would make up half , but a decent amount of south Jersey's commuter force. The whole South Jersey system is expected to be used by 350,000 once completed in 2040.
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:15 PM
 
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Please correct me if I am wrong, but isn't the Camden-Glassboro rail line supposed to use an existing freight rail line? What is holding up the project? Does it really take that long to get permits to start building the new stations along the way?
It's New Jersey.


GOAT, I don't know. I hate 42. I feel like even if the entire group of potential users of the BRT used the Camden-Glassboro line instead, we would still need the BRT. That highway can be a disaster during rush hour.
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ area
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It's New Jersey.


GOAT, I don't know. I hate 42. I feel like even if the entire group of potential users of the BRT used the Camden-Glassboro line instead, we would still need the BRT. That highway can be a disaster during rush hour.
The BRT that they are trying to build is supposed to provide service to areas not serviced by the Patco, Atlantic City Line, or the future Camden-Glassboro Line. Since they are not going to build a rail line on route 42, NJT somehow feels that this is the best alternative.
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:36 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Defenetly good that they are investing in mass transit in the Camden County area, would have prefered if those funds would have gone to building more train routes.
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:35 AM
 
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In the 50's and 60's there were Public Service buses, both express and local, running every 15-30 minutes almost anywhere. What's old is new again.
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ area
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Just a quick update. NJ Transit is about to officially start the 1-year environmental study. Construction is expected to begin next year in mid-2014. Great news for South Jersey today!

NJ Transit study to advance Phila.-N.J. rapid transit plan
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:03 AM
 
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It's being funded as Bus Rapid Transit but either way I'm happy to see any type of mass transit improvement in Southern Jersey. Hopefully they will start construction on the Camden-Glassboro light rail line once the environmental study is completed.
Busses are one thing, but I am very worried about a Camden-Glassboro light rail. Camden will be exporting a lot of its misery into Gloucester County via that line, I fear...
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:16 AM
 
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Busses are one thing, but I am very worried about a Camden-Glassboro light rail. Camden will be exporting a lot of its misery into Gloucester County via that line, I fear...
Yeah, just like PATCO has.... not. This claim has been refuted time and time again.
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:37 PM
 
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Yeah, just like PATCO has.... not. This claim has been refuted time and time again.
Agreed.
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:47 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Busses are one thing, but I am very worried about a Camden-Glassboro light rail. Camden will be exporting a lot of its misery into Gloucester County via that line, I fear...
PATCO has been operating since 1969. (If I'm correct, since Feb of 1969) Hasn't happened yet. Why would they pick the Gloucester County line over, say, Haddonfield? Really, who ever told you that should have their mouth washed out with soap.
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