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NJ TRANSIT approves proposed alignment for Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Expansion



NJ TRANSIT, the nation's largest statewide public transportation system, is one step closer to an expansion

In a unanimous vote, the NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors approved the proposed alignment of the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail’s planned expansion into Bergen County. The Board’s vote authorizes the submission of the “Locally Preferred Alternative” to the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority Board of Trustees.

The Locally Preferred Alternative consists of a 10-mile two-track extension of the HBLR from its current station at Tonnelle Avenue northward to the Englewood Hospital and Medical Center.

By selecting the Locally Preferred Alternative at this time, NJ TRANSIT will be able to initiate design and engineering activities upon completion of the Final Environmental Impact Statement and receipt of the Record of Decision from the FTA, in advance of requesting entry into Project Development.

The project will construct a total of seven stations in North Bergen, Ridgefield, Palisades Park, Leonia, and three stations in Englewood.

It is estimated that the project will serve 12,370 passengers per average weekday in the year 2030.

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