New Jersey
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Ridership:

  • Over 242,000 daily riders or 76% of total New Jersey Transit (NJ TRANSIT) riders in 2019.

  • Over 818,689 Amtrak local riders in 2016.

Economic Impact:

  • In 2016, Amtrak generated over:

    • 5,330 jobs 

    • $328M in earnings for the New Jersey economy

    • $3.4M in tourist spending

    • $378K in federal taxes, $144K in state taxes, and $78K in local taxes from tourist spending

New Jersey Rail Projects that Need
Federal Investments
  • Gateway

    • Portal North Bridge ($1,803,000,000)

    • Sawtooth Bridges Replacement Project ($1,600,000,000)

    • NJ Transit Storage Yard (TBD)

    • Harrison Fourth Track Phase 1 (TBD)

    • Dock Bridge Rehabilitation ($63,600,000)

  • Newark Penn Station: Amtrak Projects ($123,462,000)

  • Hunter Flyover ($257,000,000)

  • NJ TRANSIT GRID ($577,353,000)

  • North Elizabeth Station Improvements ($998,000)

  • Elizabeth Station Improvements ($71,000,000)

  • Metuchen Station Improvements ($31,000,000)

  • Edison Station Improvements ($22,220,000)

  • New Brunswick Station Improvements ($20,303,000)

  • Delco Lead ($245,992,000)

  • Jersey Avenue Station Improvements ($75,000,000)

  • Midline Loop ($350,000,000)

  • Princeton Junction Station Improvements ($747,000)

  • Trenton Transit Center Improvements ($49,000,000)

Congressional Eye on New Jersey
Rail Infrastructure
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Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-NJ-10)

Chairman of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials