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Old 06-13-2013, 12:36 PM
 
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My husband I will be moving to Gloucester Township in a few weeks. I work in CC Philly and he works in Vineland. I'm originally from Philly area (Chestnut Hill) and am fairly familiar with the major roads in NJ. Just wanted to know if there were any other options besides 42 to get to CC in the mornings (which I hear is a nightmare if I don't leave before 7am).

Also, while I prefer driving, if the commute is unbearable I'd like to know what are the best modes of public transportation from Gloucester Township to CC. So far my map tells me a drive into the closest PATCO station (Lindenwold) is the best option but I wanted to make sure that was the only/best option.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:40 PM
 
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My husband I will be moving to Gloucester Township in a few weeks. I work in CC Philly and he works in Vineland. I'm originally from Philly area (Chestnut Hill) and am fairly familiar with the major roads in NJ. Just wanted to know if there were any other options besides 42 to get to CC in the mornings (which I hear is a nightmare if I don't leave before 7am).

Also, while I prefer driving, if the commute is unbearable I'd like to know what are the best modes of public transportation from Gloucester Township to CC. So far my map tells me a drive into the closest PATCO station (Lindenwold) is the best option but I wanted to make sure that was the only/best option.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
I think you're pretty much already on point; when I lived in Gloucester Twp I just rode up Blackwood-Clementon Road to 42 and went to Center City that way. I worked off hours so it wasn't too bad. I guess it would probably be much worse now, especially in the early morning. I also think taking PATCO from Lindenwold is your best bet in terms of public transportation.
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Old 06-14-2013, 04:50 PM
 
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Depending where you are in Gloucester Twp. it may be a similar distance to get to the Ashland or Woodcrest PATCO stations which would be further up on the line.
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:36 PM
 
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This is the exact reason why NJT should build the Glassboro light rail.... so you wont have to drive everywhere.
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:10 AM
 
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This is the exact reason why NJT should build the Glassboro light rail.... so you wont have to drive everywhere.
Depending on where we are talking about in Gloucester Twp. the proposed rail will most likely not be of use to them and definitely not for the Vineland commuter. IF (yes, that's a big if) the line gets built it won't be complete until 2019 and they are expecting to hit 18,000 daily riders by 2030. 18,000 daily riders won't put a dent in the Route 42 traffic heading into Philly just like the RiverLine hasn't alleviated north-south traffic on 295 or Route 130.

Not to mention with a $1.6 billion price tag that no one wants to fund, it seems like the $46 million rapid bus system is going to be the way they go.
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:09 PM
 
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yeah but if your one of the 18,000 you dont have to sit in traffic... try putting 18,000 more cars a day on the 42 and you will see the value of mass transit.
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:11 PM
 
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btw... the 1.6 billion is a misnomer... and misleading... half will come from the feds. the BRT for the 42 is probably going to go nowhere or limited to bus service on breakdown lanes.
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:22 PM
 
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yeah but if your one of the 18,000 you dont have to sit in traffic... try putting 18,000 more cars a day on the 42 and you will see the value of mass transit.
No, you just have to sit on the train. The curiosity is whether this alleviates current congestion/demand or is simply creating a new market. Again, I am not against transit despite your insistence that I am.

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btw... the 1.6 billion is a misnomer... and misleading... half will come from the feds. the BRT for the 42 is probably going to go nowhere or limited to bus service on breakdown lanes.
BTW...$800 million Fed + $800 million state/local still equals $1.6 billion and taxpayers are footing the bill one way or the other.
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Old 06-20-2013, 03:44 PM
 
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Thanks everyone for the recommendations. I'm not far from Sicklerville Road so I'm figuring I'll try the commute for a week since I'm very close to 42 and see how it goes and if its too cumbersome I'll take the PATCO. Are there any major differences between the Lindenwold stations vs the other stations (i.e Ashland, etc.)? I'm assuming in terms of proximity Lindenwold would be the best?
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:17 PM
 
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Id rather have people in Utah paying for SJ transit than the other way around. SLC got 80% funding for an 11 mile rail line (mostly through farm fields)
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