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Released: 7/24/2009 

Extensive Regional Support for Southern New Jersey Transit Plan

There is tremendous regional support for the implementation of a strong vision of transit investment for South Jersey. This vision includes a new light rail line from Camden to Glassboro along the existing Conrail Right of Way that will connect to Philadelphia and communities along the way that grew up along that rail route at a time when railroads formed the transportation backbone of our state. Along with expanded light rail, the plan also calls for bus rapid transit along Routes 42 and 55 and an improved rail connection to Atlantic City and its International Airport along the existing line that originates at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia.

This plan will conform to New Jersey’s Smart Growth goals, protect the environment, create thousands of jobs, reduce traffic congestion, revitalize our communities and provide much needed increased mass transit options in out area. We are grateful for the support of the municipalities, county governing bodies and regional organizations that have provided the attached resolutions and letters in favor of the light rail expansion into South Jersey. This three-pronged multimodal plan was developed after extensive public outreach, technical analysis and agency coordination and has the support and $500M in funding from the State of New Jersey. Its expeditious implementation will enable us to keep the region moving ahead to bring the residents of South Jersey the expanded transportation options they need and deserve.

John J. Matheussen, CEO, DRPA and President of PATCO

Here are copies of the resolutions and letters of support that we have received to date. Please take a look.

Underwood Memorial Hospital
TPDesign Inc.
The Pennjerdel Council
Cross County Connection
US Senators Menendez & Lautenberg 
Cooper Health System
City of Woodbury 
Township of West Deptford  
Borough of Westville 
Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission 
Lackawanna Coalition 
Borough of Pitman 
Camden County Board of Freeholders 
Borough of Glassboro 
New Jersey State Planing Commission 
The League of Women Voters of New Jersey 
Southern NJ Development Council 
Gloucester County Board of Freeholders 
Township of Woolrich Resolution 
New Jersey Future 
Camden County Workforce Investment Board 
Aerotek Environmental &Engineering 
Stanker & Galetto 
South Jersey Healthcare
Pennoni Associates Inc.  
Anchor Point Architecture Inc.
O'Donnell & Nacaarato
IP System 3
South Jersey Chamber of Commerce 
Rowan University 
Select Greater Philadelphia
CEO Council For Growth
Coriell Institute 
Johnson & Towers
Trans Systems
Land Dimensions
Kernan Consulting Engineers
South Jersey Technology Park
Township of Mantua
Hill Wallack
Borough of Avalon
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Camden County Improvement Authority
City of Millville
Ocean County Planning Board
NJ Transit
Railroad Construction Company
Taylor Wiseman & Taylor
Triad Associates
Plan Smart NJ
Parsons Brickerhoff
Robins' Nest Inc.
Township of Voorhees

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