Governor Murphy Announces $1B in Upgrade Projects for Train Stations, including New Brunswick
Governor Murphy in New Brunswick to announce major upgrades for several NJ Transit stations
Earlier this morning, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced plans for major upgrades to numerous NJ Transit train stations and the surrounding areas. On the sidewalk outside the Albany Street entrance of the historic New Brunswick train station, the Governor was joined by representatives from New Brunswick Development Corporation (DEVCO), NJ Transit, and Amtrak to detail the planned upgrades. "One billion dollars of investment projects will start over the next six months," explained the Governor. "(A) series of significant improvements, both on the platforms and in the stations that will make access easier, waiting more comfortable (and) ADA compliant." In addition to the planned enhancements in New Brunswick, stations in Elizabeth, Princeton Junction, and Trenton will also see upgrades over the next 12 months. The renovations for the New Brunswick station will create better access to The Hub @ New Brunswick Station, a 1.7 million square-foot mixed-use center of innovation located just across Route 27 that is currently under development. Governor Murphy added, "A modern, safe, and reliable mass transit system is critical to the transit-oriented development that will be the backbone of stronger communities whose residents can live, work, and play."